Hashimoto stays at helm despite fiasco, calls to exit

Jun 25, 2013

Hashimoto stays at helm despite fiasco, calls to exit

by Eric Johnston

Calls for Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) co-leader Toru Hashimoto to resign mounted Monday morning, after the party’s candidates were soundly beaten in Sunday’s Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election. But with the Upper House election less than a month away, party leaders said ...

Jun 24, 2013

Abe's LDP sweeps Tokyo assembly poll ahead of Upper House election

The Liberal Democratic Party won a sweeping election victory Sunday, securing an overall majority in the 127-seat Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly with its coalition partner New Komeito, giving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a vote of confidence heading into the crucial Upper House election next month. ...