The move by Shintaro Ishihara could escalate a territorial dispute with China and shift allegiances in Japan’s soon-to-be-called elections.

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  • Tokyo’s Firebrand Governor Quits to Form New National Party
    TOKYO — Shintaro Ishihara, the firebrand governor of Tokyo whose vocal campaign to secure a set of disputed islands provoked a damaging dispute with China, declared Thursday that he was quitting local ...
    12/9/2012 - 10:35 pm | View Link
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