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2022 UPPER HOUSE ELECTION

The Supreme Court Grand Bench on Wednesday
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 18, 2023
Top court rules 2022 election vote disparity constitutional
The decision followed 16 rulings from lower courts, with one saying the gap was unconstitutional and eight calling it in a "state of unconstitutionality."
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 24, 2023
Youtuber and ex-Japan lawmaker GaaSyy indicted for alleged online threats
The 51-year-old, whose real name is Yoshikazu Higashitani, is suspected of threatening to defame actor Go Ayano, 41, and two others in his videos.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
May 19, 2023
Japan’s largest opposition party could be reaching a breaking point
The CDP faces a crisis as internal arguments, poor elections results and the rise of Nippon Ishin threaten its status as Japan’s largest opposition party.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 18, 2023
Suspect in Kishida attack sued government over election rules, records show
In the lawsuit, the suspect also touched on the state funeral for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, claiming the government forced the event to go forward despite public opposition.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 14, 2023
Upper House committee votes to expel GaaSyy from Japan's parliament
The decision, made unanimously among ruling and opposition lawmakers, will almost certainly be finalized during an Upper House plenary session on Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 8, 2023
YouTuber-turned politician GaaSyy likely to be expelled from parliament
The lawmaker's probable dismissal comes after he failed to show up at a plenary session to apologize for — fittingly enough — failing to attend parliament.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 7, 2023
GaaSyy won't apologize in parliament meeting as required
GaaSyy was elected to the Upper House in July last year but has not attended a single parliamentary meeting since then.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 27, 2023
Lawmaker GaaSyy to apologize for long absence at Upper House
On Wednesday, the Upper House voted to order GaaSyy to apologize in an open parliamentary session as a penalty for his long absence.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 21, 2023
YouTuber-turned-lawmaker GaaSyy ordered to apologize for not attending Diet
GaaSyy may become the first Upper House member to be reprimanded since 2013, when the late Antonio Inoki was sanctioned for traveling to North Korea without permission.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 4, 2023
Assets of Japan's new Upper House members average ¥25.67 million
The figure is 38% higher than the average for Upper House members who won seats in the 2019 election.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 30, 2022
Images of 2022: Japan news
From the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to the reopening of borders amid the easing of the pandemic: The stories that defined 2022 domestically.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 16, 2022
Eight of 16 courts find July Upper House poll to be in unconstitutional state
The rulings were given on lawsuits filed with high courts and high court branches across the country by two groups of lawyers claiming that the Upper House poll violated the Constitution.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 4, 2022
Fifth court finds Upper House poll was held in state of unconstitutionality
The maximum gap of 3.03 times represented a 'striking inequality' serious enough to raise the issue of unconstitutionality, a Miyazaki court said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 1, 2022
Japan court rules July election vote gap unconstitutional
Tuesday's ruling covered constituencies in Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi, and Yamagata prefectures in the Tohoku region.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 26, 2022
A second ruling finds July Upper House poll was constitutional
A total of 16 lawsuits over vote-value gaps in the July election have been filed with 14 high courts and high court branches across the country.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 14, 2022
Osaka High Court declares July Upper House poll unconstitutional
The court rejected the plaintiffs' demand that the result of the election, in which the maximum vote-value gap stood at 3.03 times, be nullified.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 3, 2022
Kishida administration to mark one year in office amid mounting challenges
The prime minister's approval ratings have plummeted over issues related to the controversial state funeral and LDP lawmakers' ties to the Unification Church.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / Regional Voices: Okinawa
Aug 8, 2022
Political newcomer Sanseito making waves in Okinawa elections
Sanseito, which has strong conservative policies, was formed in 2020 under the slogan, “There is no party we want to vote for, so we are creating one ourselves from scratch.”
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 3, 2022
Claiming risk of false arrest, Japan lawmaker skips start of parliament session
Gaasyy, who is said to be staying in the UAE, was absent from the start of the three-day session despite the Upper House rejecting his application for permission to travel overseas.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 3, 2022
Extra session for Japan parliament starts amid controversy over Abe's state funeral
The ruling and opposition camps are dealing with procedural issues during the session and have agreed to hold discussions on other key matters outside of it.

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