Mayoral campaigns kick off in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward

Jan 29, 2017

Mayoral campaigns kick off in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward

Campaigns for the mayoral election in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward kicked off Sunday, opening what is widely viewed as a proxy battle between Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike and the Liberal Democratic Party ahead of July’s metropolitan assembly election. Three people filed candidacies on the day, ...

Dec 30, 2016

Parties prep candidates for next Lower House election

A total of 931 people are preparing to run in the next election for the House of Representatives, the Diet’s lower chamber, a survey showed Thursday. They will vie for 295 seats in single-seat constituencies and 180 proportional representation seats. The ruling Liberal Democratic ...