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Democratic Party of Japan powerbroker Ichiro Ozawa, left, makes a speech during a campaign Saturday for the DPJ leadership election while rival Prime Minister Naoto Kan looks on.

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Two microphones=doubletalk

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Strange how they campaign together. They are supposed to be rivals.

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Kan looks like a security guard.

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Why doesn't Ozawa do CoolBiz?

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couldnt they do something about the teruterubozu-looking mikes? so rustic. ran out of foam covers, it seems

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oh no, theyve put it on top of the foams!

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hands up who wants sprinkles on their ice-cream cone.

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come to think of it..they look like father and son!

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'I promise you that everything that I say is utter BS and lies'.

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He stole that hand bopping gesture from Slim Shady. (Cue 8 mile battle-scene soundtrack).

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Journalist: Ozawa, when are you gonna speak up about the political funds allegations?

Ozawa: Talk to the haaand .

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How do you know when Ozawa is lying? Simple, his lips are moving.

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herefornow - I quess that applies to all Japanese politicians

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I predict Ozawa is gonna be bumped off by the yaks in a "payback" before the election is contested...you read it here first.

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Almost could pass for a backwoods southern priest - testify!

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IDIOT

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Why doesn't Ozawa do CoolBiz?

Perhaps he thinks he has an advantage dressed formally. Old habits die hard.

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Kan loos way too confident. I guess he is just sitting by to let Ozawa put the shoe in his mouth to stink up the community with his empty words and fake promises.

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To BurakuminDes,

"I predict Ozawa is gonna be bumped off by the yaks in a "payback" before the election is contested...you read it here first."

Are you a US citizen? If you are, you are the second American that mentioned a "political assassination" of former Sec Gen Ozawa. Are the US Bases on Okinawa that important?

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The tone of some of the posts connotes "desperateness?".

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That would explain more clearly why Def. Sec. Gates lost his "cool".

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I don't want to hog this thread, but I can give some insight into Japanese politics. Around the time former PM Hatoyama took office,, someone in Japan came to the US West Coast, and had to give me info on former FM Kawaguchi, who was pivotal in the Koizumi Cabinet in negotiating the 2006 US Base Agreement. Futenma is like, the Twilight Zone.

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Are you a US citizen?

Absolutely not, apecNetworks! But I suspect Ozawa will be bumped by Japanese not gaijin - he has many, many enemies in Japan.

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