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DECISION 2014

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JAPAN / DECISION 2014
Dec 16, 2014
Novelty party in Hokkaido shows that 105,000 voters want 'none of the above'
While many voters struggled to find a party that matched their hopes for the nation's future, voters in Hokkaido had an easy way out: a box marked "No party to support" on the proportional representation section of the ballot.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Ozawa keeps hope for regime change alive
Diet heavyweight Ichiro Ozawa, leader of Seikatsu no To (People's Life Party), admitted Monday that the opposition camp failed to give voters an alternative to the ruling bloc in the Lower House election but stressed that change is still possible if they join hands.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Roster of winners in the single-seat constituencies
(L) Liberal Democratic Party; (K) Komeito; (D) Democratic Party of Japan; (IS) Ishin no To; (JI) Jisedai no To; (JC) Japanese Communist Party; (SE) Seikatsu no To; (SD) Social Democratic Party; ( I ) Independent
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Abe claims mandate for economic, security policies despite lowest turnout ever
Emerging as the big winner in the Lower House election, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declares he has a renewed mandate to keep pushing his policy agenda.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Election results a mix of good and bad for Hashimoto's Ishin no To
For Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party), the Lower House election was a mixture of good and bad as the party held onto virtually all of its seats , courtesy of the proportional representation system, amid predictions it would lose big.
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Lawsuits filed to nullify election results over vote-weight disparities
Two groups of lawyers filed suits Monday with high courts seeking to nullify the results of Sunday's election because of the Diet's perceived failure to correct disparities in the weight of votes among districts.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Resurgent JCP has night to remember
While the leaders of most of the opposition parties were grim-faced Sunday night, the Japanese Communist Party was celebrating after it more than doubled its seats in the Lower House.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
'Womenomics' takes a hit with only 45 females elected to Lower House
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's call for the empowerment of women was looking hollow Monday after only 45 of the 475 Lower House seats up for grabs went to female candidates.
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
China wary of Abe's next steps; South Korea hopes for better ties
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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Ex-Tokyo Gov. Ishihara loses Diet seat
Outspoken nationalist Shintaro Ishihara, supreme adviser to Jisedai no To (Party for Future Generations) and a former longtime governor of Tokyo, lost his Lower House seat in Sunday's snap election..
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Abe tightens grip on power as ruling coalition wins 325 seats in Lower House election
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito, its junior partner in the ruling coalition, won the Lower House election by a landslide Sunday, claiming 325 seats in the powerful chamber.
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
DPJ President Kaieda loses Diet seat, set to quit as leader
In a stunning development early Monday morning, Banri Kaieda, president of the Democratic Party of Japan learned he lost his Diet seat in Sunday's Lower House election and is now set to quit as leader of the nation's largest opposition force.
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Kan humbled, manages to get last seat in poll
After struggling throughout his campaign, ex-Prime Minister Naoto Kan, a former leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, won the last seat in Sunday's national election, which saw candidates vying for the 475 seats in the Lower House.Like the last election two years ago, Kan lost to his rival from the...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Lower House election results
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito, its junior partner in the ruling coalition, win the Lower House election by a landslide Sunday, claiming 325 seats.
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Undecided voters swing Abe's way again
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a gambler, and he won again Sunday night.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 14, 2014
Proportional representation gamble stems Ishin no To losses
A last-minute appeal by Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) for proportional representation votes appears to have prevented larger-than-predicted losses in Sunday's Lower House election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / DECISION 2014
Dec 14, 2014
LDP clinches hollow victory as opposition options elude
The Liberal Democratic Party handily wrapped up the Lower House election Sunday even as many voters said they were driven by lack of choice rather than enthusiasm for the conservative party headed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 14, 2014
Voting underway in snap Lower House election, with focus on 'Abenomics'
Less than a quarter of eligible voters had cast ballots as of 2 p.m. on Sunday, reflecting an apparent lack of public interest in the snap Lower House election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 13, 2014
Amid lack of alternatives, Abe looks to win big by default
The focus of the House of Representatives election is not on how close it will be, but on how strong Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition will become.
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 12, 2014
In Fukui, economy, reactors inseparable in election debate
For most of Japan, the issues of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies and nuclear reactor restarts are generally separate debates. But not in LDP-leaning Fukui.

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