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2 parties to merge with governor’s anti-nuclear group; Your Party snubs Ishihara via The Asahi Shimbun

Two political parties, including the one led by veteran Ichiro Ozawa, said they would merge with a new party that is expected to create an anti-nuclear coalition for the Dec. 16 Lower House election.

Within hours of Shiga Governor Yukiko Kada’s announcement on Nov. 27 that she was forming Nippon Mirai no To (Japan Future Party), the standing officers council of the People’s Life First party held a meeting to determine its course of action.

“We have to decided to join (Nippon Mirai no To),” Kenji Yamaoka, acting party head, told reporters. “We will disband and merge with that party.”

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