• Kyodo


Democratic Party of Japan leader Katsuya Okada underwent retinal detachment surgery again at a Tokyo hospital Thursday and may be absent from Sunday’s party convention, a DPJ source said.

Okada left the House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon after complaining of blurred vision. He is expected to resume official duties early next week.

Last December, Okada underwent a similar procedure right after deciding to run for president of the biggest opposition party.

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