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 ...

Jan 18, 2014

JCP decides to replace second-highest exec

The Japanese Communist Party said Saturday it will make Yoshiki Yamashita its new secretariat chief, replacing Tadayoshi Ichida as the tiny opposition party’s new No. 2. The decision was made at the end of the party’s four-day annual congress in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, with ...