Japan's opposition parties have jointly submitted a no-confidence motion against the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before the current Diet session ends on Sunday.
The opposition camp, including the Constitutional Democratic Party, Democratic Party For the People and the Japanese Communist Party, submitted the no-confidence motion to the Lower House after a meeting of their leaders on Friday morning.
The president of the Constitutional Democratic Party, Yukio Edano, said it is unforgivable that Abe's Cabinet failed to make all-out efforts to respond to the recent flooding disaster and instead debated bills that did not require urgent attention.
Edano stressed that the Cabinet's stance is irresponsible and untrustworthy.
The motion will be put to a vote in a Lower House plenary session in the afternoon, and is expected to be voted down.