Nippon Ishin not an ally in race, DPJ says

Apr 3, 2013

Nippon Ishin not an ally in race, DPJ says

The Democratic Party of Japan does not plan to cooperate with Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) in the Upper House election this summer. “We will not cooperate with Ishin,” DPJ Secretary General Goshi Hosono told a news conference Monday after a party ...

Mar 1, 2013

Tough road ahead for the DPJ

The Democratic Party of Japan, which suffered a severe setback in the Dec. 16 Lower House election, on Feb. 24 held a party convention aimed at laying the foundation for its resuscitation. Although it adopted a party platform and a seven-point declaration, it is ...

Currency veteran offers BOJ credibility on reflation

Feb 27, 2013

Currency veteran offers BOJ credibility on reflation

by John Brinsley

The Bank of Japan may pack a bigger punch under Haruhiko Kuroda, an opponent of deflation who ran the nation’s currency policy and then built an international reputation leading the Asian Development Bank. Finance Minister Taro Aso told reporters Monday that Kuroda, Prime Minister ...

Feb 4, 2013

The DPJ's obligation

Members of the No. 1 opposition party, DPJ, have a duty to check the moves of the Abe administration with regard to economic and and defense policies.

May 3, 2012

Ministry airs protest notes to Asahi

The Finance Ministry has made public protest letters it sent to The Asahi Shimbun newspaper over the daily’s April 5 report that looked into relations between key figures of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan and senior ministry bureaucrats, saying the article has “many ...