Mar 31, 2015

Local politics matter

Races for this year’s nationwide series of local elections kicked off with the start of official campaigns last week for gubernatorial elections in 10 prefectures on April 12 — the same day that local assembly seats in 41 prefectures and 22 major cities will ...

Dec 18, 2013

Two more high courts condemn vote gap

The Osaka High Court ruled Wednesday that the disparity of up to 4.77-fold in the weight of votes in July’s Upper House election was unconstitutional but dismissed plaintiffs’ demand that the election results in six western districts be nullified. Also on Wednesday, the Nagoya ...