Sep 25, 2016

Lawmakers urge LDP to withdraw draft constitutional amendments

The major opposition Democratic Party on Sunday urged the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to withdraw its draft constitutional amendments. The draft “makes light of the people’s rights,” party secretary-general and former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said during a televised debate among senior lawmakers from ...

DP leader Renho renounces Taiwanese citizenship

Sep 24, 2016

DP leader Renho renounces Taiwanese citizenship

Democratic Party President Renho says procedures for removing her Taiwanese citizenship have been completed. The Taiwanese citizenship was officially removed as of Sept. 13, Renho said Friday. Initially, Renho, who was elected leader of Japan’s main opposition party earlier this month, said she had ...

Sep 23, 2016

Political parties used 20% less of their subsidies in 2015

Total spending of state subsidies by 10 of Japan’s political parties sank 19.8 percent to about ¥26 billion in 2015, the internal affairs ministry disclosed in a report Friday. The year-on-year drop occurred after spending on election-related expenses plunged 62.3 percent to around ¥3.3 ...