Nov 20, 2014

Two Your Party lawmakers apply to join DPJ

Two House of Representatives lawmakers from Your Party applied Thursday to join the Democratic Party of Japan, the nation’s largest opposition party, a day after the smaller group decided to disband. The DPJ will make arrangements to allow Koichi Yamauchi and Katsuhito Nakajima to ...

Hashimoto seeks Your Party tie-up

Jun 4, 2014

Hashimoto seeks Your Party tie-up

by Eric Johnston

In a development that could create further tensions between the two main factions of soon to be divided Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party), co-leader Toru Hashimoto and Your Party head Keiichiro Asao announced a plan to coordinate key policies with the aim ...

Apr 25, 2014

Watanabe cash unaccounted for

Your Party said Thursday that about ¥90 million in questionable loans from a businessman to Yoshimi Watanabe, the former head of the opposition party, remain unaccounted for. In an investigative report on the loan scandal, the party said some ¥500 million was transferred to ...

Apr 8, 2014

DHC chairman calls resignation 'impressive' move

Following the resignation Monday of Your Party leader Yoshimi Watanabe amid a scandal involving ¥800 million in loans from major cosmetics company DHC Corp., its chairman, Yoshiaki Yoshida, issued a statement later the same day. “We can say that (Yoshimi Watanabe) has acted in ...

Embattled Your Party head under pressure to resign

Apr 5, 2014

Embattled Your Party head under pressure to resign

Your Party leader Yoshimi Watanabe is increasingly under pressure to step down from the top party post over ¥800 million in loans he borrowed from Yoshiaki Yoshida, chairman of cosmetics maker DHC Corp., shortly before national elections in 2010 and 2012. Keiichiro Asao, secretary-general ...