Apr 21, 2015

LDP demands SDP exec to retract 'war legislation' remark

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is demanding that a senior opposition lawmaker retract a remark in which she referred to the government’s security bills as “war legislation” in a Diet meeting and wants the minutes amended. The lawmaker, Social Democratic Party deputy chief Mizuho ...

Apr 13, 2015

Winners in Sunday's gubernatorial elections

Ten governors were elected in Sunday’s quadrennial unified local elections. Here are their prefectures, names, terms in office and the parties that backed them. Hokkaido: Harumi Takahashi; entering fourth term; LDP/Komeito Kanagawa: Yuji Kuroiwa, entering second term; LDP/DPJ/Komeito/Nippon wo Genki ni Suru Kai (Party ...