Aug 11, 2016

Democratic Party leadership race

The Democratic Party needs a genuinely competitive race to choose its next leader that will allow the party to thoroughly discuss pressing policy issues.

Renho to announce bid for DP presidency

Aug 3, 2016

Renho to announce bid for DP presidency

Democratic Party deputy leader Renho plans to announce Friday her bid to become head of Japan’s largest opposition party, sources said Wednesday. Due to her high name recognition, Renho could be a major candidate in the party presidential election in September, the sources said. ...

DP's Renho wins third Upper House term

Jul 10, 2016

DP's Renho wins third Upper House term

Renho, a Democratic Party member from Tokyo, retained her seat in a landslide victory in Sunday’s Upper House election. The 48-year-old acting president of the largest opposition force was elected to her third term, it was announced soon after polls closed at 8 p.m. ...

May 31, 2016

DP to propose unified list for Upper House election

Katsuya Okada, leader of the largest opposition Democratic Party, has sounded out two other opposition parties about creating a unified list of candidates for the proportional representation part of this summer’s Upper House election. Okada hopes to formally propose the idea to the Social ...