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Japan’s next generation of lawmakers cheer ‘chaotic’ prime minister fight

By Isabel Reynolds,Emi Nobuhiro
- via The Japan Times    Sep 15, 2021
Credit : Bloomberg

The Liberal Democratic Party has kept a lock on power for most of the past 66 years in part because its seen as safe and predictable. Now, as the party careens through its most tumultuous leadership fight in decades, a new generation of lawmakers sees virtue in the turmoil.

“Chaos is good,” said LDP lawmaker Masaaki Taira, a 54-year-old representative from Tokyo with a model of a Gundam robot in his office. “A chaotic leadership election means the new administration won’t...

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