• Kyodo


Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Tuesday he sees no problem with current and former chief Cabinet secretaries Shinzo Abe and Yasuo Fukuda running in the ruling party’s presidential race in September.

Koizumi, Abe and Fukuda all belong to the same faction in the Liberal Democratic Party — the Mori faction, led by former Prime Minister Yoshihiro Mori.

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