June 26, 2012, Tokyo, Japan - Ichiro Ozawa, second from right, a stalwart member of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, on his way to casts his ballot during a plenary session of the Diet lower house in Tokyo on Tuesday, June 26, 2012..The House of Representatives passed the sales tax hike legislation with the backing of two main opposition parties by 363 to 96 votes. Ozawa and his followers voted against the legislation, causing a severe division within the ruling party. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO).

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Plenary session of the Diet lower house - Tokyo, June 26, 2012
June 26, 2012, Tokyo, Japan - Ichiro Ozawa, second from right, a stalwart member of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, on his way to casts his ballot during a plenary session of the Diet lower house in Tokyo on Tuesday, June 26, 2012..The House of Representatives passed the sales tax hike legislation with the backing of two main opposition parties by 363 to 96 votes. Ozawa and his followers voted against the legislation, causing a severe division within the ruling party. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO).

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Date 26 Jun 2012
Location: Tokyo Japan
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