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Japan’s Opposition in Disarray

The opposition Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) leader Ichiro Ozawa played out a puzzling political drama this week by first announcing his resignation as president of the party on Sunday and then three days later by reversing his decision to step down. The three-day political soap opera was totally unexpected. While Ozawa for now has made his position clear by announcing his resolve to build the party and lead it to success at the next general election, he has also already done huge damage to the party and has betrayed supporter’s expectations of the DPJ as a viable alternative to replace the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
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