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Who's slacking? Dog sleds offer insight into Japan's LDP race

Past leadership votes teach importance of having the right teammates

From left to right, administrative reform minister Taro Kono, former party policy chief Fumio Kishida, and former interior ministers Sanae Takaichi and Seiko Noda are running in an unusually crowded race to lead the LDP. 

TOKYO -- With a week left before the Sept. 29 vote to decide the next president of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, the four candidates are ramping up their campaigns on social media and other channels amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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