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(From The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri)
Ruling parties swap agendas / LDP, New Komeito split over promotion of Defense Agency to ministry
The Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner New Komeito have exchanged policies the parties want to promote at a meeting of senior members, including the secretaries general and policy chiefs.
Consequently, debate within the coalition parties is expected to heat up toward the ordinary Diet session next year as the two parties try to build public support for the proposals brought forward at Thursday's meeting.
The LDP members told their New Komeito counterparts that the …