Aug 4, 2014

Nippon Ishin, Yui delay party merger plans

Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) and Yui no To (Unity Party) agreed Sunday to put off their merger until Sept. 21. The agreement was made at a meeting in Nagoya between Nippon Ishin head Toru Hashimoto and Yui leader Kenji Eda. Other ...

Hashimoto seeks Your Party tie-up

Jun 4, 2014

Hashimoto seeks Your Party tie-up

by Eric Johnston

In a development that could create further tensions between the two main factions of soon to be divided Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party), co-leader Toru Hashimoto and Your Party head Keiichiro Asao announced a plan to coordinate key policies with the aim ...

Ishihara to leave Ishin, form right-wing party

May 29, 2014

Ishihara to leave Ishin, form right-wing party

by Reiji Yoshida and Ayako Mie

Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) co-leader Shintaro Ishihara said Thursday that he will soon launch a party “more conservative” than the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, allowing torn Nippon Ishin to merge, as planned, with a center-left party and perhaps trigger a sweeping ...