/ Aug 19, 2016

DP leader Okada raps Biden for nuclear remark on Constitution

Democratic Party President Katsuya Okada criticized U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday for stating that Japan's pacifist constitution was written by the United States. Okada said the comment, made Monday as Biden attacked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to let Japan obtain nuclear ...

DP chief Okada facing internal pressure to step down

/ Jul 22, 2016

DP chief Okada facing internal pressure to step down

Ahead of an election for the main opposition Democratic Party in September, DP President Katsuya Okada is facing pressure from its conservative members to step down. In his online newsletter on Wednesday, former State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Teruhiko Mashiko urged Okada to ...

/ 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 Democratic ...