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2005-08-14 20:41:41

TOKYO (Reuters) - Support for Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has risen to the highest levels since May 2004, media surveys showed on Monday, the latest sign that his strategy of calling an election to seek a new reform mandate may pay off. Koizumi called a September 11 election for parliament's powerful lower house last Monday after ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) rebels joined the opposition to defeat bills to privatize the giant postal system, the core of his...