Jan 28, 2016

The lethargic opposition

To avoid another blowout defeat at the hands of the LDP-Komeito alliance, the opposition parties must increase their cooperation and present voters with an alternative vision.

Sep 29, 2015

Minor opposition parties mull coalition talks with JCP

Two minor opposition parties on Monday agreed to consider talks on a proposed coalition with the Japanese Communist Party in a bid to win government and scrap new national security laws. JCP head Kazuo Shii proposed the coalition talks and cooperation among opposition parties ...

JCP gains ground, but not column inches

| May 16, 2015

JCP gains ground, but not column inches


Years ago a Japanese acquaintance applied for a green card when her American husband decided to move back to the United States. Someone told her she should not say she once voted for the Japanese Communist Party (JCP) during her interview, otherwise U.S. Immigration ...