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Subject: DPJ Secretary General Tatsuo Kawabata said the US beef accord was struck because of the upcoming U.S. presidential election
Date: October 29, 2004 at 9:30 am PST
DPJ protests over Japan-U.S. beef accord
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Friday, October 29, 2004 at 00:32 JST
TOKYO — The Democratic Party of Japan staged a rally in Tokyo on Thursday to protest against a recent accord between Japan and the United States to resume American beef exports to the country, saying a hasty conclusion had been reached in the face of pressure from Washington.
DPJ Secretary General Tatsuo Kawabata said the accord was struck because of the upcoming U.S. presidential election. (Kyodo News)