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Memory of Kishi seen behind Abe's political agenda and calendar

Nobusuke Kishi, center, was a Japanese prime minister and the grandfather of current Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

TOKYO -- He may deny it, but there are just too many coincidences to rule out that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been referring to significant dates for his late father and grandfather when setting his official schedule.

     "To tell you the truth, we decided to have the vote on July 15 a long time ago," one high-ranking government official said.

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