LDP loses heavily in Okinawa

Dec 15, 2014

LDP loses heavily in Okinawa

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party saw all of its four candidates defeated in single-seat constituencies in Okinawa in Sunday’s Lower House election despite overwhelming support for the party elsewhere. The four had supported relocating a U.S. military base within the prefecture, but lost to ...

Abe leveraging deft personnel skills

| Dec 7, 2014

Abe leveraging deft personnel skills

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who recently made the controversial decision to call a snap election after postponing another increase in the consumption tax, has not shied away from contentious policies. The enactment of the state secrecy law and his Cabinet’s decision to allow Japan ...