Do you really think that Ichirō Ozawa will serve if elected? He looks so uncomfortable being the face of the DPJ that I find it hard to believe that he’ll consent to being the face of Japan.
If Mr. Ozawa bows out and lets the other boys do rock-paper-scissors for the honor, it won’t be the first time. In 1991, many LDP leaders begged him to be the successor to the hapless Toshiki Kaifu but he declined, giving his callow age (49!) as the reason. Makes you wonder.