Saturday, June 20, 2009

Anti-Piracy Bill Passed

On the 23rd of April, I wrote about a bill in the Japanese parliament which would allow Japan to join the fight against pirates in the sea outside of Somalia. Since then, Sweden has joined the fight. The Japanese bill did not pass in the Upper House of the Japanese parliament, but the Lower House has now used its power to override the Upper House by a 2/3 majority. Thus, Japan can now join the fight. This is for a good cause, so I believe it is a good thing the bill passed.

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