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Japan's new Restoration Party seeks more defense spending


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Japan Restoration Party leader and nationalist former Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara (front L) and his deputy, Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto (front R) take their seats at a joint news conference to unveil their party's election campaign platform in Tokyo November 29, 2012. The new Japanese party that hopes to become a force to contend with in a Dec. 16 general election is calling for more defence spending to protect national interests and lower corporate and income taxes to bolster the economy, local media reported on Thursday. REUTERS/Issei Kato