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Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi stuck his head into a political brouhaha Thursday to rap Prime Minister Taro Aso for his imprudent remarks on postal privatization, threatening to stir up even more anti-Aso sentiment.

“As for the prime minister’s recent remarks, they make me laugh. I am just stunned rather than being angry,” the Lower House lawmaker told members of a Liberal Democratic Party panel on postal privatization.

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