The race for the leadership position of the Democratic Party of Japan is on...and it will not be a long race at all. According to reports, the DPJ will somehow choose a new leader on Saturday.
The short election season favors the already organized, which in this instance means Okada Katsuya. Okada has been positioning himself as Ozawa Ichirō's most likely replacement for several weeks now. Hatoyama Yukio, Ozawa's ever-loyal explainer and defender, starts from near zero with a very steep slope to climb in a very short time.