Sep 12, 2015

Lawmakers not enthusiastic about Hashimoto's new party

The new national political party planned by Toru Hashimoto, Osaka’s mayor and the former lead adviser of Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party), has received only a lukewarm reception so far from opposition lawmakers, Jiji Press learned Saturday. Some 17 members of Ishin’s 51 ...

Jan 19, 2015

New DPJ head Okada to retain Edano as secretary-general

Katsuya Okada, the Democratic Party of Japan’s new leader, said Monday he will retain Yukio Edano as party secretary-general. “He is trustworthy and has a balanced mind,” Okada told reporters. He was speaking a day after winning the party’s presidential election in a runoff ...

Oct 8, 2014

Opposition must pressure Abe

The opposition should realize that if it fails to strictly scrutinize the Abe administration's actions in the extraordinary Diet session, it is not fulfilling its duty to serve the public.