Tokyo drift could signal the end of ruling party’s grip on power

He is renowned as the manga loving prime minister, but it will take a miracle worthy of his beloved comic books for Taro Aso to retain his grip on power.

18th July, 2009

He is renowned as the manga loving prime minister, but it will take a miracle worthy of his beloved comic books for Taro Aso to retain his grip on power.

In Japan’s top job for just ten months, Aso last week called a general election for August 30 after his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) was trounced in Tokyo municipal elections last weekend. The LDP’s dismal showing in that key vote has increased the pressure on...

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