Hiromu Nonaka, secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, on Wednesday appeared to be distancing the LDP from the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, which the ruling party fought hard to defeat.

“I don’t think that the voting down of the motion means Mr. Mori, the prime minister, has gained trust,” Nonaka told a gathering of the party’s largest faction.

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