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Nobuaki Koga hinted Thursday that the nation’s biggest organized labor group, which he heads, may curb its cooperation with the Democratic Party of Japan amid the deepening split within the ruling party over the consumption tax hike.

The Japanese Trade Union Confederation, or Rengo, “currently is a cheering squad for the DPJ but may need to discuss what stance it should take toward the party at some time,” Koga said at a meeting of the Liberal Democratic Party, the main opposition force.

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