Maehara to run in DP leadership election

/ Aug 24, 2016

Maehara to run in DP leadership election

Former Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara is in the final stage of preparations to run in the September leadership election of the largest opposition Democratic Party, informed sources said Wednesday. Maehara is expected to announce his bid as early as Thursday. Renho, acting DP president, ...

/ Aug 17, 2016

Within DP, efforts ongoing to field challengers to Renho

Ahead of the Sept. 15 election for the presidency of Japan’s main opposition Democratic Party, some party members are trying to avoid an uncontested victory for Renho, who is currently a deputy president of the party. Backed by her high public popularity, Renho, who ...

Mar 13, 2014

Maehara urges Abe to better ties with U.S., Seoul

Former Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara is calling for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to work toward more stable relations with the United States and South Korea after rifts over historical disputes. Maehara, a prominent member of the Democratic Party of Japan, the main opposition force, ...