Jul 11, 2016

Abe's new voter mandate

Prime Minister Abe should use his coalition's bolstered Diet majority to more effectively implement economic reforms, not to amend the Constitution.

Numbers to keep an eye on in Upper House election

Jul 10, 2016

Numbers to keep an eye on in Upper House election

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party, along with junior coalition partner Komeito, aim to win a combined majority of the 121 seats up for grabs in an Upper House election Sunday. Abe has presented the vote as a referendum on his Abenomics stimulus ...

Jul 7, 2016

Support rate for ruling LDP up 2.6 points to 33.5%: poll

The support rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party stood at 33.5 percent, up 2.6 percentage points from the previous poll conducted immediately after official campaigning kicked off last month for the July 10 House of Councilors election, a survey showed Wednesday. ...