JAPAN: Bull Survives

Near divorce in the Diet

"I feel as if I have finally managed to I get out of hot water, but I must expect to dip into even hotter water." So said Premier Masayoshi Ohira last week, after he narrowly won a bruising struggle in the Diet to hang on as leader of Japan's majority government. "The Bull," as Ohira is known, might be feeling plenty of new heat soon. Though he fended off a strong challenge from his archrival, former Premier Takeo Fukuda, he now finds himself at the top of not only a shaky regime but also a...

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