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Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto (photo:dpa)

How Osaka’s mayor Toru Hashimoto could govern Japan

Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto is shaking up national politics in Japan with formal recognition of his new party. He could have a dramatic impact on the next general election and may hold the balance of power. This briefing outlines three possible scenarios following the election which must be called between November 2012 and August 2013. ...
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