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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

Should Democratic Party of Japan chief Ichiro Ozawa stay or go?


By JULIAN PETERS

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Kozue Adachi, 34
PR/Marketing
At first I didn't think he needed to quit. As the story has grown, people's feelings toward him and his party have become more negative. Now I think he should resign.

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Wahab Labi, 32
Accountant (English)
I don't think he should quit because it's unfair that he should be held responsible for something he knew nothing about. He should soldier on and try to be the next PM.

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Ayako Okamura, 33
Receptionist
Now Ozawa's image is damaged, if he resigned it would give a younger leader a chance to revamp the party and improve their chances of winning the next election.

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Mitch Mitchell, 37
Ornithologist (Aussie)
This mere snare won't stop the momentum for a change in the upcoming election. If he can survive, it will put him in a stronger position to defeat the Liberal Democratic Party.

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Keisuke Furuya, 34
Salesman
He should stay, because the line between what is legal and illegal regarding contributions is so fine. More importantly, he wasn't involved with the donations anyway.

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Mayumi Saito, 34
Business development
Ozawa must resign because he should be aware of what is going on within his own party. I think this situation clearly demonstrates his lack of leadership.



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