Poll shows close race in Hokkaido by-election

/ Apr 18, 2016

Poll shows close race in Hokkaido by-election

The ruling and opposition parties are in a close fight in one of the two Lower House by-elections next Sunday that are being viewed as a prelude to this summer's Upper House election. The Hokkaido No. 5 single-seat district is being contested by a candidate ...

/ Apr 25, 2014

Economy, campaign scandal focus of by-election in Kagoshima

A House of Representatives by-election, the first national-level contest since the April 1 tax hike, will be held in Kagoshima Prefecture on Sunday to fill a seat formerly held by a ruling party lawmaker who resigned in February over illegal election campaigning. Voters are expected ...

By-election seen as test for July poll

/ Apr 11, 2013

By-election seen as test for July poll

Official campaigning for the April 28 Upper House by-election in Yamaguchi Prefecture begins, with Democratic Party of Japan-backed ex-Justice Minister Hideo Hiraoka challenging a Liberal Democratic Party newcomer.