Aug 4, 2014

Nippon Ishin, Yui delay party merger plans

Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) and Yui no To (Unity Party) agreed Sunday to put off their merger until Sept. 21. The agreement was made at a meeting in Nagoya between Nippon Ishin head Toru Hashimoto and Yui leader Kenji Eda. Other ...

Eda stirs opposition shake-up

Dec 10, 2013

Eda stirs opposition shake-up

At the center of a possible realignment of the opposition camp, former Your Party Secretary-General Kenji Eda manages to gather some 50 Diet lawmakers as he launches a policy study group expected to lead to a new party.

Nov 14, 2013

Ruling bloc may yield on state secrets bill

by Ayako Mie

Eager to see its state secrecy bill passed by the Lower House next week, the ruling coalition is showing signs of giving ground on the controversial legislation. The ruling bloc met with Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) on Wednesday to discuss several ...