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Upper house panel rejects refueling bill but enactment expected Friday

A panel of the opposition-dominated House of Councillors voted down a bill Thursday to resume Japan’s antiterrorism refueling mission in the Indian Ocean, but it will have no effect on the ruling coalition’s plan to pass the bill and enact it into law Friday.

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