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The policy platform unveiled by the Democratic Party of Japan is full of pledges simply to woo voters ahead of the Aug. 30 Lower House election, Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General Hiroyuki Hosoda lamented Thursday.

The DPJ “is just talking off the top of its head with attractive (policies) for the election to collect votes,” Hosoda said in an interview with The Japan Times. “It is not good to flatter the people to win their favor with policies that are just for show, although slowly, I think the public is beginning to realize that.”

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