...Hissed the Wasp to the Spider."
From Moscow, former Prime Minister Koizumi Jun'ichirō has officially committed himself to walking out of the Diet vote should the ruling coalition attempt to pass an unamended second supplemental budget bill (i.e., with the 1.2 trillion yen handout intact) through an Article 59, two-thirds majority override.
He will not stop Asō and the leadership from going through with their plans...but he will not honor them with his presence.
Bursting bubbles in China’s stock market
3 hours ago