“Though the opposition parties seem to be making various moves, I believe my party is firmly united in action,” said Kan.
This statement supports my argument that the so-called rebellion was nothing more than political theater meant to give Kan an excuse for doing nothing at the summit. If the DPJ is united in action, then Kan must have wanted Ozawa to say he would bring down the Kan administration right as the G8 summit began. And notice that Kan says the opposition “seems to be making various moves.” Once again, this implies that the moves aren’t real. They’re fake. They’re political theater.