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

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

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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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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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Why doesn't Ozawa do CoolBiz?

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

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IDIOT

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Almost could pass for a backwoods southern priest - testify!

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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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herefornow - I quess that applies to all Japanese politicians

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Why doesn't Ozawa do CoolBiz?

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Kan looks like a security guard.

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

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Two microphones=doubletalk

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