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Japanese Parliamentary Struggles Over Revival of ‘Gasoline Tax’

Japanese Parliamentary Struggles Over Revival of ‘Gasoline Tax’

Posted May. 01, 2008 07:18,   

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Japanese House of Representatives Speaker Yohei Kono (center) managed to enter the meeting arena after elbowing aside opposition lawmakers blocking his way on Wednesday. The opposition party opposes the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s attempt to revive the "gasoline tax” and tried to stop him from entering the Diet. Although the provisional gasoline tax rate was set to expire on March 31, gasoline prices temporarily decreased as the main opposition Democratic Party opposed to the government’s measure. As the law passed the Japanese lower house, gasoline prices are expected to rise by 30 yen (about 290 won) to 160 yen.