LDP weighs up double elections next summer

Nov 11, 2015

LDP weighs up double elections next summer

Speculation that elections may be held simultaneously next summer for both chambers of the Diet has not subsided within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. A summer 2016 election for the House of Representatives, the all-important lower chamber, to coincide with the triennial election for ...

Nov 10, 2015

Nominees announced for year's top buzzwords


The Jiyukokuminsha publishing house on Tuesday announced 50 nominees for this year’s top buzzwords, covering everything from the “bakugai” (explosive shopping spree) carried out by Chinese tourists to “Goromaru pozu,” referring to rugby star Ayumu Goromaru’s characteristic clasping of his hands before making a ...