| Dec 5, 2012

Lower House polls over last 20 years

Following are Lower House elections over the past 20 years. Prime ministers at the time of dissolution are in brackets. July 18, 1993: The Liberal Democratic Party lost a majority in the Lower House, bringing to an end 38 uninterrupted years in power. Morihiro Hosokawa ...

| Dec 1, 2012

Kada party seen banking on Ozawa

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Shiga Gov. Yukiko Kada's Nippon Mirai no To (Japan Future Party) is expected to issue an 80-point platform Sunday that will be a combination of ideas espoused by Ichiro Ozawa's Kokumin no Seikatsu ga Daichi (People's Life First), antinuclear groups, renewable energy advocates and ...

DPJ's promise to change the system failed

| Dec 1, 2012

DPJ's promise to change the system failed

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The Democratic Party of Japan rode to power in 2009 and ended decades of Liberal Democratic Party rule by promising to turn politicians into the true decision-makers and end the practice of bureaucrats calling the shots on behalf of ministries instead of the people. That ...