Japan: Fukuda on the Razor’s Edge

“I think the Diet is on the verge of collapse” — Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobuttaka Machimura The streets of Tokyo and other cities in Japan are strangely uncrowded these days. Many motorists are hoarding gasoline or making only necessary trips in anticipation that a gasoline tax will be eliminated next week. Gas station owners are bracing for a huge influx of customers on April 1.

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