Koizumi renews confrontational posture

National | AFTER 2 1/2 YEARS Sep 1, 2003

Koizumi renews confrontational posture

by Junko Takahashi

When he became prime minister in April 2001, Junichiro Koizumi boasted high public support, portraying himself as a lone wolf fighting old-guard politicians in the Liberal Democratic Party. "Anti-Koizumi factions are trying to come up with candidates, but they can't even decide on a single ...