DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST PARTY (DSP) STAND FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF ASANUMA

Created: 10/15/1960

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ON I HE DEJ10CRATIC SOCIALIST PARTY1 (DSPJ SENT TELI4RAMST0 ALL ITS LOCAL. BRANCHES. SAYING THAT lIHltfD DSP" PARTICIPATION IN FUNERAL SERVICES FOR THE LATE JAPAN SOCMttST PART. (JSP) CHAIRMAN ASANUMA'INEJIRO WAS-T THAT- THE DSP SHOULD HOLD COMPLETELY APART FROM ALL RALLIES'ANDO BE ELD IN CONNECTION WITH A'SANUMA'S ASSASSINATION. THE TE LEGTATED.THE DSP WISHED' TO AVOID- ANY. CONNECTION WITH/VIOLENCE, AND THAT ITS AIM WAS TO.ETTING OFF ANY FURTHER CHAIN REACTIONS OF. THE DSP HAS BEEN-STRONGLY ATTACKING ASANUMA ON HISNEMY* STATEMENT, AND NOW CANNOT CONTINUE THIS THEME IN THE FACE OF THE SYMPATHY AROUSED BYS EMOTIONALISM. DIES OWN THE DSP WILL INCREASINGLY PRESS THE THEME THAT THE LEFTIST "

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3. THE JSP, SEEKING TO CAPITA LIN THE SYMPATHY VOTE RESULTING FROM ASANUMA'S ASSASSINATION, IS PRESSING FOR THE ELECTION TO BE HELD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THE QUESTION OF WHO WILL RUN IN PLACE OF ASANUMA HAS NOT BEEN SETTLED, ASANUMA'S WIDOWOSSIBILITY. SECRETARY GENERAL EDA SABURO, NOW AN UPPER HOUSE MEMBER, IS WILLING TO RUN.

FORMER INTERNATIONAL BUREAU CHAIRMAN OKADA SOJI IS BEING PUSHED BYUZUKI MOSABURO ACTION. OKADA IS HESITANT ABOUT RUNNING AS HE FEELS UNPREPARED TO COMPETE IN THE ELECTION. THE SUZUKI FACTION OPPOSES

EDAANDIDATE AS-Ht SEEMS TO BEEW FACTION BETWEEN THE SUZUKI AND WADA HIROO FACTIONS. THE VADA FACTION WILL SUPPORT EDA's CANDIDACY SO AS TO REMOVE HIMOSSIBLE THREAT TO WADA

HIMSELF, SINCE BOTH ARE FROM OKAYAMA AND EDA IS LIKELY TO PUN FROM THEREOWER HOUSE CANDIDATE IN THE (PORTION GAR BLED* BEING SERVICEDFACTORS WILL AFFECT THE SELECTIONARTY CHAIRMAN FOLLOWING THE ELECTION. THE KAWAKAMI JOTARO FACTION WILL OPPOSE ANY LEFT WINGER, AS ASANUMA WASIGHT WINGER. THEY WILL SUPPORT KONO MITsU, AS KAWAKAMI HAS NO INTENTION OF SEEKING THE CHAIRMANSHIP.

HE JSP IS BOUND TO BECOME MORE AND MORE RADICAL. THIRTY TO

forty percent of xts candidates are from the suzuki

which will probablyajority of the jsp following the election. fund raising for the jsp is still largely in tke hands of the suzuki faction, which will meanreponderance of suzuki factionwill win. the kawakami faction will grow weaker and weaker, as it has no strong the wada faction appears to be split between the supporters of sata tadataka and katsumata seiichi, with wadaigurehead. jsp success in the election will depend largely upon the skill with which they exploit the sympathy aroused byeath. if they go too far and spark new violence, public reaction will turn against the party. it is thus hard to estimate effects of asanuma's death.

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