May 13, 2016

Nearly 60% oppose early Lower House election in Japan: poll

Nearly 60 percent of respondents think that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should not dissolve the House of Representatives early to hold an election, even if he puts off a planned consumption tax hike, a poll showed Friday. In the poll, 35.4 percent said there ...

Rengo faces key test in Upper House poll

May 11, 2016

Rengo faces key test in Upper House poll

The Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo) is facing a crucial moment in this summer’s election for the Upper House. The trade union national center will put forward 12 officials as candidates for the Democratic Party, its largest number in a House of Councilors election. ...

Jan 11, 2016

Abe goes home to meet with supporters

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe went home Monday to Yamaguchi Prefecture to whip up support from his base, telling them he plans to win the Upper House election this summer and underscored the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “In order to achieve results, we need ...