Democratic Party of Japan powerbroker Ichiro Ozawa and 49 allies tendered their resignation to the ruling party in protest at the government's sales tax hike proposal, triggering a party split and weakening Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's hold on power.
The move came after the House of Representatives last Tuesday passed controversial bilss for social security and tax reform, centering on a plan to double the consumption tax to 10% in two stages over three years.
Ozawa, a 70-year-old veteran, has been nicknamed "heavyweight," "powerbroker," or "shadow shogun."
For better or for worse, this is the split of new age.
Anyway, this marionette remains in DPJ.
He still has a lofty air, but I don't want to hear anything from him...