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Kunio Hatoyama’s resignation Friday as internal affairs and communications minister has fueled speculation he could join his brother Yukio, leader of the main opposition party, in a two-pronged family attack on Prime Minister Taro Aso, the grandson of their grandfather’s archrival.

The minister quit his Cabinet post after the recent kerfuffle over the management of Japan Post Holdings Co., a symbol of Japan’s postal privatization reforms.

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