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 ...

Renho considers appointing Noda as DP secretary-general

Sep 16, 2016

Renho considers appointing Noda as DP secretary-general

The main opposition Democratic Party’s new leader Renho may appoint former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda as the party’s secretary-general, sources close to the matter said Friday. Renho, who became the first woman to head the party following Thursday’s leadership election, is also thinking about ...