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The Democratic, Liberal Democratic, and Komei parties used their majority force to railroad tax bills through the Lower House. “It’ll be difficult for poor students like me. They can secure resources from other areas, can’t they?” A 25-year-old student thus expressed his thoughts.
Following Prime Minister Noda Yoshihiko’s decision to restart Oi nuclear reactors, Kansai Electric Power Co. started procedures for their reactivation on the night of July 1. The move goes against mounting public opposition to the restart of nuclear power plants.
The Democratic Party of Japan nearly broke up after 50 Dietmembers, including the party’s former leader Ozawa Ichiro, submitted letters of resignation to the DPJ leadership. The DPJ’s repeated reneging on promises resulted in a split-up, and Ozawa’s departure from the party represents that an effort to build a “two-party system” failed.