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With the Lower House now likely to be dissolved Friday, Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto said Wednesday the time for making new campaign plans for his party is over and it’s up to voters to decide.

“There’s no point in talking about whether can or can’t prepare. We have to go with what we have,” Hashimoto said, just hours after Noda expressed his willingness to dissolve the Lower House as early as Friday.

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