Pop singer Eriko Imai clarifies bid for Upper House

Feb 9, 2016

Pop singer Eriko Imai clarifies bid for Upper House

Eriko Imai, a member of the female J-pop group SPEED, has officially announced she will run in the Upper House election this summer as a proportional-representation candidate of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Explaining the reason for her candidacy in a news conference Tuesday ...

Jan 28, 2016

Amari to respond to graft allegations

Japan’s economy minister, Akira Amari, plans to deny allegations that he received cash for favors when he holds a press conference Thursday afternoon, sources said Wednesday. With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe making it clear Wednesday that he wants Amari to continue serving in his ...

Jan 18, 2016

LDP puts off legalizing casinos in Japan

The Liberal Democratic Party has decided not to seek passage of a bill to legalize casino operations during this Diet session because coalition partner Komeito remains cautious on gambling. The LDP appears to be eager to avoid a conflict with Komeito, backed by the ...