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DECISION 2014

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JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 12, 2014
Ishikawa aims to become first openly gay member of Lower House
Openly gay politician Taiga Ishikawa says that winning a Diet seat in Sunday's election would empower him to change politics and help Japanese society recognize its diversity.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 11, 2014
On the campaign trail, ex-minister Obuchi says sorry for scandal
An apologetic Yuko Obuchi reels in her stumping for the Lower House election after being stung by a fundraising scandal that abruptly ended her stint as trade minister.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 11, 2014
Welfare cuts? Abe won't say it
Hiroko Shinohara frets about one issue Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has noticeably avoided on the campaign trail ahead of Sunday's election: the need to cut the nation's generous social welfare program that supports millions of people.
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 10, 2014
Diet session likely to open Dec. 24 to pick new prime minister: LDP lawmaker
A special session of the Diet will likely begin on Dec. 24 to choose a new prime minister following Sunday's snap Lower House election, a Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker said on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 10, 2014
Ishin no To's campaign haunted by voter discontent in Kinki, Tokyo-Kanagawa
With several polls indicating that the ruling coalition may win over 300 of the 480 seats in Sunday's Lower House race, the Liberal Democratic Party is poised to be the big winner — and Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) the main loser.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 10, 2014
DPJ faces uphill battle for swing voters
While the ruling coalition commands a higher number of core supporters, opposition parties are vying for swing voters in an election that is expected to see a low turnout.
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 10, 2014
Ruling parties likely to win over two-thirds of Lower House, poll suggests
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its ruling coalition partner, Komeito, are expected to win more than a two-thirds majority in the Lower House on Sunday, the latest Kyodo News poll suggests.
Japan Times
JAPAN / DECISION 2014
Dec 10, 2014
Fukushima forgotten: No. 1 plant workers feel voters don't realize their ordeal
Many of the workers involved with decommissioning the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant say they want voters to know about their persisting harsh working conditions, low pay and health worries.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / DECISION 2014
Dec 10, 2014
Japan's persisting gender gap leaves many single moms in poverty
Yuka Suzuki, 47, has virtually no savings, earns about half the average national wage and cannot see where the money will come from to retire one day.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 10, 2014
Japan urged to take the lead in addressing historical issues
European scholars have called on the Japanese government to ensure consistency in its statements about wartime history, irrespective of the outcome of Sunday's election.
JAPAN / Society / DECISION 2014
Dec 9, 2014
Most political parties falling short on child poverty pledges, NPO says
Only two political parties this election are pledging to take full action on child poverty, according to a Tokyo-based nonprofit organization.
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 8, 2014
In one Osaka district, only women are running
In an election where female candidates account for less than 17 percent of the total, all three vying for a Lower House seat in the Osaka No. 7 district are women.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 8, 2014
As opposition dithers, voters mull four more years of Abe
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's chances for becoming the nation's longest-serving leader in more than four decades are increasing as the opposition finds itself hobbled by factionalism, shifting policies and funding shortages.
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 4, 2014
LDP on course to win over 300 seats: poll
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party is expected to maintain its dominance in the Dec. 14 House of Representatives election and claim more than 300 of the 475 seats, according to the latest Kyodo News survey.
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 3, 2014
LDP campaign message diverges in urban, rural areas
Voters in parts of the country where the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a particularly sensitive issue are hearing a message from local LDP chapters that differs from the party's national campaign platform.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 3, 2014
Fukushima voters voice anxiety amid leaders' reconstruction pledges
The leaders of the country's major political parties have called for renewed efforts to speed up reconstruction in disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture, as election campaigning got underway in earnest.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 3, 2014
Campaigning for election kicks off as Abe's approval rating dips
Official campaigning for the Dec. 14 Lower House election kicked off Tuesday, with 1,191 candidates across the country angling for one of the chamber's 475 seats.
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 2, 2014
Another low for Japan's gender gap, as only 15% of election candidates are female
So much for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's call to empower women.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 2, 2014
With all parties opposed to tax hike, policy debates ring vague
Official campaigning for the Dec. 14 Lower House election started Tuesday, but voter enthusiasm remains low.

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