Dec 11, 2014

Komeito uneasy about projected LDP landslide

Komeito, the ruling coalition ally of the Liberal Democratic Party, is not necessarily elated by media surveys predicting a landslide for the conservative LDP in Sunday’s Lower House election. Executives in the pacifist party are worried an LDP that is too strong might make ...

Dec 1, 2014

Party chiefs spar at press club debate

by Mizuho Aoki

Leaders of the ruling and opposition parties squared off during a debate at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on Monday, a day before official campaigning got underway for the Dec. 14 Lower House election. During the two-hour debate, attended by the leaders ...