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JAPANESE POLITICAL SITUATION . . .age 11
-soc-iaiiKiarnowever, wm seek to prolongby exploiting popular emotional response to the assassination of Socialist party chairman Asanuma and by attacking the government on the rising price level and policy toward Communist China.
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1st party chairman Aennuma onctober probably will be on tbe JSP Itself. Asanuna, wbo was tbe symbol of tbemer lean, pro-Communist orientation, recently bad been attempting to retreatore neutral position in tbe wake of adverse public reaction toextremism in the May-June crisis. Strong opposition by lntraparty elements and the Sohyo labor federation to any retrenchment may resulttruggle loew party chairman.
The Socialists havethatalculated plot and will uso the incident in antoympathy vote in tbe elections. However, there is no indication of conservative involvement or sign as yet tbat It will significantly affect tbe elections.
The most Immediate effect of the assassination of Soclal-
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