• SHARE

The alliance between the Democratic Party of Japan and the reshaped Kokumin Shinto (People’s New Party) got off to a shaky start Friday as both parties tried to move on after dealing with internal conflict created by the consumption tax bill.

Kokumin Shinto officially appointed Shozaburo Jimi, state minister in charge of financial and postal issues, as its leader Friday after firing Shizuka Kamei for opposing Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s tax hike and declaring the party would exit the coalition.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)