May 31, 2016

DP to propose unified list for Upper House election

Katsuya Okada, leader of the largest opposition Democratic Party, has sounded out two other opposition parties about creating a unified list of candidates for the proportional representation part of this summer’s Upper House election. Okada hopes to formally propose the idea to the Social ...

Meet the people driving Japan's new Democratic Party

Mar 27, 2016

Meet the people driving Japan's new Democratic Party

Following are brief profiles of the executives running the Democratic Party, the new opposition party formed Sunday through the merger of the Democratic Party of Japan and Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party): Katsuya Okada Okada, 62, served as deputy prime minister and foreign ...