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Dec 11, 2014

Komeito uneasy about projected LDP landslide

Komeito, the ruling coalition ally of the Liberal Democratic Party, is not necessarily elated by media surveys predicting a landslide for the conservative LDP in Sunday’s Lower House election. Executives in the pacifist party are worried an LDP that is too strong might make ...

Resurgent right hounds Asahi, liberal media

Dec 11, 2014

Resurgent right hounds Asahi, liberal media

by Kyoko Hasegawa

A chill wind is blowing through the media as a resurgent right pressures the country’s liberal voices in what analysts say is a threat to democracy as voters head to the polls for a general election. Cheered on by fringe groups, the mainstream right-wing ...

Dec 11, 2014

U.S., Japan named least cooperative on global warming reduction

A group representing environmental NGOs from around the world on Wednesday named the United States and Japan joint recipients of its “Fossil of the Day” award, bestowed on countries considered uncooperative toward reducing global warming. The Climate Action Network said the United States is ...