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Yukio Edano, Democratic Party Deputy President, talks to reporters after visiting the headquarters of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, or Rengo, in Tokyo on Monday. (Photo by Nozomu Ogawa)
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Japan's largest opposition party splits

New group to welcome Democratic Party members rejected by Koike

| Japan

TOKYO -- The deputy president of Japan's largest opposition, the Democratic Party, has begun preparing to form a new party for left-leaning party members, as confusion surrounding Japan's biggest opposition merger with Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike's party lingers on.

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