Poll shows close race in Hokkaido by-election

Apr 18, 2016

Poll shows close race in Hokkaido by-election

The ruling and opposition parties are in a close fight in one of the two Lower House by-elections next Sunday that are being viewed as a prelude to this summer’s Upper House election. The Hokkaido No. 5 single-seat district is being contested by a ...

Twin Lower House by-elections set for April 24

Feb 16, 2016

Twin Lower House by-elections set for April 24

The Lower House on Tuesday approved the resignation of scandal-hit member Kensuke Miyazaki, paving the way for a by-election on April 24 in Kyoto, to go along with one already set for Hokkaido. Miyazaki, 35, a former lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, ...