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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cannot pretend he was not involved as some of his aides attended the study meeting.

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Katsuya Okada, leader of the main opposition Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), referring to the decision by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to dismiss the head of its junior lawmakers division over comments made at a June 25 lecture denigrating the freedom of the press, and leave it at that. (NHK)

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cannot pretend he was not involved as some of his aides attended the study meeting.

Of course he was "involved". That's why he gave such a helf-hearted denial, as I pointed out when this story first broke. He is so arrogant, and the LDP's grip so strong, he really doesn't care. The media is scared of them.

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Hopefully there will be a growing backlash at Abe's highhanded methods. This is not the Japan of the 1930's anymore, people are much more wise to the ways of the world. Abe's money and family connections can only float him so far.

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people are much more wise to the ways of the world.

I wish this were true, but it is not. Wisdom and common sense are among the rarest commodities that exist in the world.

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