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Japan’s main opposition calls for ‘wealth distribution first’ ahead of election

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s largest opposition, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ), said on Thursday it would try to close the country’s income gap with wealth redistribution if it were to take power in the Oct. 31 election. It is a position echoed by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who is also head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), blurring policy difference between the LDP and CDPJ ahead of the lower house election. “‘Wage hikes and distribution once growth is achieved.’ This is what (former prime minister Shinzo) Abe was saying. But there was no growth over…

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