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2016 UPPER HOUSE ELECTION

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 23, 2017
North Korea blasts Japan for using election to 'pave groundwork' for invasion
North Korea on Monday blasted "Japanese reactionaries" for working to "pave the groundwork for a reinvasion of the Korean peninsula" after Sunday's Lower House election that saw Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc secure a sweeping victory.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 31, 2016
Fukuoka court rejects suit over vote-value gap in July Upper House election
The Fukuoka High Court on Monday rejected a suit demanding that the outcome of the July Upper House election be invalidated due to the disparity in the weight of votes.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 26, 2016
Suit seeking to void July Upper House election over vote gap nixed
A Hiroshima court rejected a suit Wednesday demanding invalidation of the outcome of the July Upper House election due to disparity in the weight of votes, adding to a growing list of similar rulings over the election.
EDITORIALS
Aug 5, 2016
Abe's unrivaled position of power
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's political power is unrivaled — does he have the wherewithal to make the most of it?
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 27, 2016
Japanese freedom an illusion
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has betrayed the Japanese people in his handling of his drive for constitutional revision.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / KANSAI PERSPECTIVE
Jul 24, 2016
Osaka Ishin no Kai seeks less-provincial name as identity crisis festers
Bowing to long-standing criticism that it must change its name in order to win over more voters, Osaka Ishin no Kai will select a new party name next month.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Jul 20, 2016
Views from Gifu: Now Abe has the numbers, is it time to tweak the Constitution?
People have their say on whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should push for constitutional revision now that he has the numbers in both houses of parliament to force a referendum on the issue.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 14, 2016
SDP leader Yoshida to resign over Upper House election defeat
Social Democratic Party leader Tadatomo Yoshida said Thursday he will step down as head of the small opposition party to take the blame for its poor showing in Sunday's Upper House election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 12, 2016
Over 50% in poll do not think Abenomics will lift Japan's economy
A majority of people continue to support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet after Sunday's Upper House election but are skeptical of the effectiveness of his economic policies and not supportive of the constitutional revision he seeks, according to a Kyodo News survey.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 12, 2016
Turnout rate among new teen voters was a meager 45%, survey shows
Just 45 percent of newly enfranchised 18- and 19-year-olds cast ballots in Sunday's Upper House election, lower than the overall turnout, according to the internal affairs ministry.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 12, 2016
Experts see Shinzo Abe's victory as good news for U.S. ahead of November election
The victory Sunday by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition will reinforce the Japan-U.S. alliance and contribute to stability in the Asia-Pacific region, especially as Americans are focused on domestic issues in the run-up to November's presidential election, according to U.S. experts on Japanese affairs.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 11, 2016
Abe says win gives him mandate to accelerate economic policies but remains mum on Constitution
Fresh from sweeping the polls in Sunday's Upper House election, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday called the outcome an endorsement of Abenomics and pledged to expand spending, particularly in rural areas, despite soaring public debt.
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jul 11, 2016
Focus on economy, failure of opposition clears way for Abe's LDP in national elections
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on a solid electoral winning streak, and the opposition isn't putting up much of a fight.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 11, 2016
Exit polls show Japan's young voters wanted to go with the flow by voting for coalition
Media exit polls show that a majority of those in their 20s or younger voted for the Liberal Democratic Party and its junior partner, Komeito, in Sunday's Upper House election. Observers said the result doesn't necessarily reflect their active support for the ruling coalition but rather their wish to stick to the status quo.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 11, 2016
Female candidates break Upper House election record with 28 seats
A record 28 women were elected to the Upper House on Sunday, winning 17 seats in electoral districts and 11 via proportional representation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 11, 2016
Okada rules out quitting DP helm over election drubbing; JCP says alliance just the first step
Katsuya Okada, president of the Democratic Party, said he will not resign immediately over the party's disappointing showing in the Upper House election and failure to prevent forces in favor of constitutional reform from securing a two-thirds majority.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 11, 2016
Lawsuits aim to void Japan's latest election over vote disparity
Two groups of lawyers said they are filing lawsuits with courts across Japan seeking nullification of the outcome of Sunday's Upper House election due to the uncorrected disparity in the weight of votes between constituencies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 11, 2016
Justice minister, LDP suffer heavy blows in Tohoku over frustration with 3/11 cleanup, TPP deal
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party lost five of the six seats up for grabs in the Tohoku region in Sunday's Upper House election as voters vented their frustration with the government's post-disaster reconstruction plan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 11, 2016
Once ousted from Diet, Watanabe makes comeback with Upper House win
Yoshimi Watanabe, who led the now-defunct Your Party, staged a political comeback Sunday after winning a House of Councilors seat 1½ years after he was voted out of the Lower House.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 11, 2016
Constitutional scholar Kobayashi's group fails to win Upper House seat
Constitutional scholar Setsu Kobayashi has failed in his attempt to gain a seat for his political group in the House of Councilors as part of efforts to block amendments to the Constitution, early returns showed.

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