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2021 LOWER HOUSE ELECTION

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi speaks during a news conference at the Prime Minister's Office on Friday.
JAPAN
Feb 9, 2024
Hayashi denies agreeing to Unification Church policies
The chief cabinet secretary said he had not agreed to the policies of the church during a meeting with people linked to the religious group in 2021.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 25, 2023
Japan's Supreme Court rules 2021 vote-value disparity constitutional
Among the 15 justices of the top court"s Grand Bench, 14 ruled the 2021 Lower House election was constitutional, while one said it was unconstitutional.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 16, 2022
Kishida's internal affairs minister in hot seat over new political fund scandal
A magazine said that Minoru Terada "falsely reported" that he covered some gasoline and other expenses related to last year's Lower House election, which were paid by a support group.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 28, 2022
LDP's Seiji Kihara received recommendation letter from Unification Church-linked group
Kihara, a member of the lower chamber of parliament, is the closest aide to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, also president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 26, 2022
Ogushi admits signing Unification Church 'policy accord'
The Chief Cabinet Secretary demanded that Ogushi thoroughly investigate the matter, give explanations and cut ties with the group.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 21, 2022
Unification Church sought 'policy accords' with LDP members
The document appeared to be that on a de facto policy accord, showing conditions for receiving support from the Unification Church side in the Lower House poll.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 9, 2022
Bribery allegations a fresh blow for Japan's beleaguered Lower House speaker
Documents show the team of Hiroyuki Hosoda, who already faces allegations he sexually harassed women, paid cash to local assembly members.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 1, 2022
Court questions October election outcome over vote weight disparity
In the 2021 election, voter disparity levels were above 2.0 in 29 constituencies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jan 7, 2022
Japan’s largest opposition party faces crucial test in upcoming Upper House poll
For the CDP, success or failure in the vote scheduled to take place in the summer is likely to determine the post-election futures of not only its new leader but the party itself.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 28, 2021
Nippon Ishin sticks with Ichiro Matsui as chief even as it seeks younger leadership
Nippon Ishin no Kai, which saw its seat count nearly quadruple in the Lower House election, decided to keep Ichiro Matsui on as leader after deciding not to hold a presidential election
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 19, 2021
Four vie to lead Japan's CDP after election disappointment
Whether or not to cooperate with the Japanese Communist Party will be a top issue for the next leader of the nation's top opposition party.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / EXPLAINER
Nov 17, 2021
The state of play for the LDP's factions after October's Lower House election
The big winner appeared to be the partyu2019s largest faction, now headed by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, while the one led by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida also strengthened its presence.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Nov 9, 2021
Amid leadership change, CDP asks itself deep questions about its future
The next leader will need to wrestle with how to best communicate a positive vision for Japan and what to do about cooperation with the Japanese Communist Party.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 4, 2021
LDP backs Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi for party’s No. 2 role
The choice of Motegi as secretary-general underscores Kishida's desire to stabilize his power base within the party, as the appointee is close to LDP power brokers Shinzo Abe and Taro Aso.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 4, 2021
Unpacking Japan’s post-election narratives
Though the LDP maintained a stable majority, Osaka-based Nippon Ishin no Kai was the biggest winner in the election, securing 41 seats u2014 31 more than its previous 10.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Nov 2, 2021
Nippon Ishin faces fundamental hurdles to further electoral success
Experts say itu2019s likely that the party will remain official outsiders but mostly align with the ruling coalitionu2019s policies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 2, 2021
33% say economy was top issue in Japan's Lower House election, poll finds
The two-day nationwide telephone survey found that 42.5% of respondents thought opposition parties should have won more seats.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 2, 2021
What to make of Japan’s prediction-defying election
When the counting stopped, the ruling coalition defied expectations u2014 only losing a net total of 12 seats.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 1, 2021
Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi to replace Akira Amari as LDP No. 2
Harvard-educated former education minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and former defense chief Itsunori Onodera have been floated to be the country's new top diplomat.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 1, 2021
Kishida lays out broad policy plans following election victory
The prime minister signaled on Monday that he will pursue defense policies aimed at deterring China, address climate change and accelerate the recovery from the pandemic.

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