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  1. Japanese rebel MP to put ‘lives first’

    Wednesday 11 July 2012

    Dissident MP Ichiro Ozawa who recently broke away from Japan’s ruling party launched a new political grouping today.

    Mr Ozawa and 48 other MPs quit the Democratic Party of Japan last month in opposition to a VAT rise pushed by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s government.

    He has been a vocal critic of Mr Noda’s plan to double VAT to 10 per cent by 2015, saying that it breaks the ruling party’s campaign promise to put “people’s lives first.”

    He adopted the phrase as the name of his new party, which he claimed will achieve that goal.

    Ozawa said a tax rise while Japan is still recovering from last year’s tsunami and nuclear disaster, as well as battling to deal with a prolonged economic slump, only adds to the national crisis.

    The new party has also outlined its aim to reduce the country’s reliance on nuclear energy – something that has been a major public concern since the nuclear crisis.



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