DPJ reshuffle may not lift party's fortunes

| Sep 18, 2014

DPJ reshuffle may not lift party's fortunes

Although the Democratic Party of Japan has shaken up its leadership, its chances of revival remain uncertain, political observers say. Launching the new team this week, DPJ President Banri Kaieda gave some key roles to individuals who have criticized his performance, in a bid ...

Jul 23, 2014

Powerful DPJ members call for new leadership vote

Democratic Party of Japan bigwigs, including former Deputy Prime Minister Katsuya Okada, called Tuesday for an early election for the leadership of the opposition party. At a key party meeting, Okada and former Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa said the current leadership team led by ...

Jun 11, 2014

Abe bulldozes over DPJ in self-defense debate

by Ayako Mie

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe once again underlined the necessity of reinterpreting the war-renouncing Constitution to allow Japan to engage in collective self-defense during a debate Wednesday, while the main opposition leader failed to capitalize on the opportunity to attack Abe and roll back his ...