Dec 23, 2014

Hashimoto to resign as co-leader of Ishin no To

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto reportedly plans to resign as co-leader of Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) to focus on local elections in the spring, a move likely to further weaken the party’s clout at the national level. Ishin no To Secretary-General Ichiro Matsui ...

| Dec 15, 2014

Undecided voters swing Abe's way again

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a gambler, and he won again Sunday night. Based on early results, all media organizations predicted that his Liberal Democratic Party was likely to win around 300 of the Lower House’s 475 seats, which would allow Abe to potentially ...