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Ishin no Kai's style is the key to Japan's revival. You can't break the current stalemate in Japan if you continue to do the same old thing.


Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, referring to his Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party), in which Diet lawmakers are on equal footing with local assembly members. (Daily Yomiuri)

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Sounds like he wants to break the stalemate by breaking some gas.

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Ozawa has been talking about reform for over two decades. As he found out, it works well to stir up the public (note the results of the 2009 election), however, unless the special interests that control policy are effectively silenced, there will never be reform (note how quickly Hatoyama was removed and Ozawa was ushered off to court and virtual irrelevancy).

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