Dec 31, 2014

Renho won't run in DPJ leadership race

Former administrative reform minister Renho has given up her plan to run in the Democratic Party of Japan’s presidential election Jan. 18. She said on her Facebook page she couldn’t obtain the necessary 20 recommendations from DPJ lawmakers. Renho, who goes by just the ...

Dec 19, 2014

Can the opposition mend its ways?

It's time Japan's political opposition learn from their failures of the past two years, especially their crushing defeat in the Dec. 14 Lower House election, to rebuild themselves in a way that enables them to challenge the ruling bloc and to give voters a ...

Former secretary-general Hosono to run for DPJ leader

Dec 18, 2014

Former secretary-general Hosono to run for DPJ leader

Goshi Hosono, a former secretary-general of the Democratic Party of Japan, announced he will run in the party’s leadership race on Jan. 18. “I’ve decided to take on the challenge of running in the election,” Hosono, who served as nuclear disaster minister and environment ...