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A fter a few days of fussing in the Democratic Party of Japan, Mr. Ichiro Ozawa on Tuesday withdrew his offer to resign as head of the No. 1 opposition party. Mr. Ozawa had announced his resignation over the weekend to express a sense of responsibility for causing a rift in the party over his handling of Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda’s proposal to form a grand coalition.

Mr. Ozawa formally withdrew his resignation at a meeting of the party’s Diet members Wednesday. He said, “I have resolved to spur myself on, staking my political life on a coming Lower House election, battling it out with all my power and gaining victory without fail.”

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