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Inside Japanese politics

Japan's largest union hopes for momentum with first female leader

General elections will be a test, but weak opposition bloc a headache for Rengo

Tomoko Yoshino was elected the first female president of Japan's largest labor union Rengo.

TOKYO -- The Japanese Trade Union Confederation, known as Rengo, has been hoping to regain political influence for some time. The country's largest national labor organization supports the largest opposition party, the Constitutional Democratic Party, and another opposition party, the Democratic Party for the People, but given their low support ratings, they are unlikely to take power anytime soon.

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