A Bailout Raises Eyebrows And Ozawa's Popularity

He says Hashimoto's housing loan rescue is a taxpayer rip-off

Japan's political arena is turning ever more bizarre. In the latest twist, opposition Diet members staged a marathon sit-in, blocking the doors to the Diet's budget committee room. By barring Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto, the protesters grabbed the lead spot on the evening television news.

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