Aug 26, 2014

Opposition strength through unity

The current Japanese political landscape shows the Liberal Democratic Party-New Komeito alliance dwarfing all opposition forces in both chambers of the Diet. Could the merger of two opposition parties now in negotiations make a difference?

Aug 25, 2014

LDP lawmakers jockey for Cabinet posts ahead of reshuffle

Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers with interests in specific industries are competing to win related ministerial posts in the Cabinet reshuffle Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is slated to conduct on Sept. 3. Among these are the defense, agriculture and education portfolios. Intraparty factions with aspiring ...