DPJ presidential race in focus as party regroups

| Dec 29, 2014

DPJ presidential race in focus as party regroups

The Democratic Party of Japan, the largest opposition force in the Diet, is back in the public spotlight. After longtime veteran and leader Banri Kaieda failed to gain a Diet seat in the Dec. 14 Lower House election and abruptly stepped down from the ...

Dec 23, 2014

Hashimoto quits Ishin leadership

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto resigns 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.

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 ...