/ Dec 30, 2016

Parties prep candidates for next Lower House election

A total of 931 people are preparing to run in the next election for the House of Representatives, the Diet's lower chamber, a survey showed Thursday. They will vie for 295 seats in single-seat constituencies and 180 proportional representation seats. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party will ...

/ Jun 6, 2013

367 look to run in July election

A total of 367 candidates are scheduled to run in the next Upper House election, which is expected to be held July 21, with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner, New Komeito, aiming to secure the 129 seats needed for a ...

Parties lining up celebrities for Upper House race

/ Apr 26, 2013

Parties lining up celebrities for Upper House race


Former prosecutor Masaru Wakasa, 56, a frequent commentator on news programs and talk shows who once worked in the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office, said Thursday he will run in this summer's Upper House election as a Liberal Democratic Party candidate. "The Diet is a ...