Mar 26, 2015

Osaka court rules vote gap in 2014 poll constitutional

The Osaka High Court on Thursday ruled that the House of Representatives election in December, in which there was a maximum 2.13-fold disparity in the weight of votes between districts, was constitutional. The court dismissed the plaintiffs’ demand that the election results in Nara ...

Mar 13, 2015

Amending for amendment's sake?

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party are moving to put amendment of the Constitution at the forefront of their agenda, with specific timetables already discussed for revising text that has remained unchanged since it took effect in 1947.