Former Democratic Party of Japan leader Ichiro Ozawa on Wednesday criticized Prime Minister Naoto Kan and other party leaders for caving in to pressure from the opposition.
Ozawa, who leads the party's largest faction with about 140 parties, was critical of the party for dropping its child-allowance program and cautioned the DPJ policy chiefs not to drop the election manifesto, which the opposition LDP and New Komeito parties are pressuring the DPJ to do in order to reduce fiscal spending.
Ozawa said that if the DPJ gives up its manifesto, it won't be able to stay in power.
Ozawa is under indictment for alleged false reporting of political funding. His trial is due to start in Tokyo on Oct 6.© Japan Today