Jun 23, 2016

Constitution as a campaign issue

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe repeatedly emphasizes that economy is the foremost issue in the campaign for the July 10 Upper House election — urging voters to choose whether to endorse his bid to go on with Abenomics or return to what he calls “those ...

LDP grandee Kunio Hatoyama dead at 67

Jun 22, 2016

LDP grandee Kunio Hatoyama dead at 67

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The death was announced Wednesday of veteran lawmaker and former internal affairs minister Kunio Hatoyama. He was 67. The younger brother of former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama hailed from a family studded with politicians. Hatoyama died of duodenal ulceration, according to media reports. In ...