Japanese lawmaker Ichiro Ozawa reads a statement during a press conference in Tokyo on Monday, July 2, 2012, after he and 49 other lawmakers resigned from the ruling Democratic Party of Japan. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Photo by: Shizuo Kambayashi

Japanese lawmaker Ichiro Ozawa reads a statement during a press conference in Tokyo on Monday, July 2, 2012, after he and 49 other lawmakers resigned from the ruling Democratic Party of Japan. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)