TOKYO – TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister will have to fight for his job next month when the ruling party holds its leadership election.
Ozawa is unpopular with the public but is considered one of the most powerful figures in Japanese politics. He is renowned as a back-room dealer and election strategist.
He resigned from his post as the party's No. 2 official in June amid a campaign finance scandal.
An Ozawa victory would set the 68-year-old up to become Japan's sixth prime minister in three years.