Japan's election next month will be a messy battle, media said Saturday, with more than a dozen parties fielding candidates and some of them trying to forge a "third pole" between the two largest camps.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda answers questions during a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo. Noda dissolved the lower house of parliament on Friday for an election next month, in a political gamble widely expected to strip his centre-left party of power.
Yoshihiko Noda, Japan's sixth new prime minister in as many years, dissolved the lower house of parliament Friday in a political gamble widely expected to strip his centre-left party of power.
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