SAPPORO (Kyodo) Another leadership struggle is brewing in the Hokkaido home ground of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, who has been criticized for his weak initiatives since his Democratic Party of Japan came to power.

But the struggle isn’t taking place in the local legislature, but in a bear farm in the city of Noboribetsu, which falls under Hatoyama’s Lower House Hokkaido No. 9 district.

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