Slumbering official delays vote in Yamaguchi

Dec 14, 2014

Slumbering official delays vote in Yamaguchi

Voting for the House of Representatives election got off to a late start at a polling station in Yamaguchi on Sunday after a city employee in charge of ballot documents overslept. At least seven people waiting for the station to open went home without ...

Dec 1, 2014

Party chiefs spar at press club debate

by Mizuho Aoki

Leaders of the ruling and opposition parties squared off during a debate at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on Monday, a day before official campaigning got underway for the Dec. 14 Lower House election. During the two-hour debate, attended by the leaders ...

Campaigns under way but outcome no surprise

| Dec 1, 2014

Campaigns under way but outcome no surprise

by Mizuho Aoki

Two weeks after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to dissolve the Lower House and call a snap election, campaigning has officially kicked off with more than 1,000 candidates vying for the 475 seats in the Diet’s lower chamber. The Dec. 14 general election will ...