Japan opposition, too weak to take power, aims to dim Abe's luster

December 2, 2014 3:51 AM

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Japan opposition, too weak to take power, aims to dim Abe's luster

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's main opposition party, its image still tarnished two years after losing power, isn't even pretending to have a shot at ousting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition in a Dec. 14 election. It does hope to give him a black eye, though.

Abe's ruling bloc is virtually assured of keeping power in a vote he has dubbed a referendum on his "Abenomics" recipe to end entrenched deflation and generate growth.

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