Dec 10, 2015

Ex-Prime Minister Koizumi slams Abe's 'forceful' approach

Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has criticized incumbent Shinzo Abe’s political stance, calling it “forceful” in an interview with a monthly magazine that hit newsstands Thursday. “He always gets things done forcefully,” Koizumi argued. “He appears to be in a rush.” Referring to the ...

Nov 24, 2015

Ono, Matsuno to vie for Ishin leadership

Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) general council head Jiro Ono and party leader Yorihisa Matsuno filed Tuesday to run in the party’s leadership election Dec. 5. Issues facing the major opposition party include the proposed creation of a unified parliamentary group with the ...

Oct 19, 2015

Opposition camp to call for extra Diet session

Five opposition parties have agreed to call on the government to convene an extraordinary Diet session for deliberations on the broad agreement recently achieved on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and newly appointed Cabinet ministers. The Democratic Party of Japan, Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party), ...