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'Sunrise Party' Launched to Oppose DPJ (2)


1 Name: Unverified Source : 2010-04-24 04:02 ID:obzPTP41

Former trade minister Takeo Hiranuma, former Finance Minister Kaoru Yosano and three other veteran lawmakers launched a new party Saturday amid questions about its ability to be a potent alternative to existing parties.

Headed by Hiranuma, 70, the Sunrise Party of Japan will aim to field candidates for the House of Councillors election this summer under the banner of opposing the ruling Democratic Party of Japan and pursuing a "revival of Japan" and a "realignment of political forces."

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2 Name: Unverified Source : 2010-06-24 00:11 ID:tsMGPi+T

My brain tried to parse the title of this as "Surprise Party." >_<;