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While many members of Komei are concerned about the future of Shinshinto, three from the Tokyo, Fukuoka and Osaka constituencies have decided to join Shinshinto and run as the party’s candidates in next summer’s Upper House election, Komei chief Tomio Fujii told Shinshinto President Ichiro Ozawa on Aug. 19.

Ozawa has been asking Fujii to persuade Komei members join Shinshinto soon so that the party can select candidates for the election. Ozawa told a press conference later that the party will draw up a list of official candidates as soon as possible.

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