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Ichiro Ozawa’s Democratic Party of Japan membership should be reinstated because the kingpin and former DPJ leader was acquitted last month of falsifying his political funds reports, Azuma Koshiishi, the No. 2 man in the ruling DPJ, demanded Monday.

DPJ executives will probably agree with Secretary General Koshiishi during their meeting Tuesday even though some party members still want Ozawa to not be reinvited back to the fold until his trial verdict becomes final.

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