Jun 6, 2016

330 planning to run in Upper House election

As of Sunday, 330 people were planning to run in the July 10 Upper House election, according to a Jiji Press survey. Battles between candidates of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and unified candidates from four opposition parties are expected to dominate all 32 ...

May 31, 2016

DP to propose unified list for Upper House election

Katsuya Okada, leader of the largest opposition Democratic Party, has sounded out two other opposition parties about creating a unified list of candidates for the proportional representation part of this summer’s Upper House election. Okada hopes to formally propose the idea to the Social ...

Sep 29, 2015

Minor opposition parties mull coalition talks with JCP

Two minor opposition parties on Monday agreed to consider talks on a proposed coalition with the Japanese Communist Party in a bid to win government and scrap new national security laws. JCP head Kazuo Shii proposed the coalition talks and cooperation among opposition parties ...

Oct 18, 2013

Revitalizing the SDP

Under its newly elected leader, the Social Democratic Party must go beyond shouting "Protect the pacifist Constitution!" if its mission is to build a more equitable Japanese society.