Ishin no To to expel member for skipping Diet vote

/ Apr 5, 2015

Ishin no To to expel member for skipping Diet vote

Opposition party Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) decided Saturday to expel a Lower House lawmaker who skipped a vote on the state budget and went out dining the previous night, a senior member of the party said. Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto had said ...

Jul 20, 2013

Global corruption

More than half of the people surveyed by a Berlin-based nonprofit group believe that global corruption, mostly political, has worsened the past two years.

Politics in game of never-ending musical chairs

| Mar 4, 2008

Politics in game of never-ending musical chairs

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A nearly unbroken line of Liberal Democratic Party politicians has headed the government since the party’s 1955 formation. This dominance, however, was shaken by the stunning victory of the Democratic Party of Japan in the July 2007 House of Councilors election. In this reshaped ...