Your Party splinters as Eda bolts

Dec 9, 2013

Your Party splinters as Eda bolts

Lower House lawmaker Kenji Eda on Monday deserted Your Party, which he helped form four years ago, and took more than a third of the opposition group’s ranks with him to launch a new party. The breakup of Your Party underscored the worsening turmoil ...

Secrets bill clears panel by force

Dec 5, 2013

Secrets bill clears panel by force

The Liberal Democratic Party-New Komeito ruling coalition was set to forcibly pass the contentious state secrecy bill into law as early as Thursday night, after it rammed the legislation through the Upper House Special Committee on National Security earlier on the day. The chairman ...

Opposition takes final swipe at bill

Dec 4, 2013

Opposition takes final swipe at bill

The ruling bloc and the opposition camp face off again over the contentious state secrets bill, even though it appears headed for passage by the Upper House before the Diet session ends Friday.