Japan PM to meet party kingpin again over fate

TOKYO, June 1 (BestGrowthStock) – Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama will
meet again from Wednesday with a ruling party kingpin, a ruling
party official said, amid speculation that the Japanese leader
may bow to pressure from within his party to resign as his
support ratings sink ahead of an election.

Hatoyama met Democratic Party Secretary-general Ichiro Ozawa
for about 30 minutes on Tuesday to discuss the “current situation in parliament”, the official told reporters. Hatoyama, returning
to his official residence after the meeting, declined to comment
to reporters but was smiling.

Calls have emerged in Hatoyama’s party for the premier to
step down after just eight months in the job to revive the
party’s chances in an upper house election expected on July 11
that it must win to smooth policymaking.

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(Reporting by Rie Ishiguro)

Japan PM to meet party kingpin again over fate