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DECISION 2016

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jul 9, 2016
Party leaders make final Upper House election push
Leaders of the major political parties denounced each other's policies on the economy and Constitution on Saturday as they wound down their campaigns for the House of Councilors election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jul 8, 2016
Ruling bloc may push emergency powers amendment to Constitution after Sunday's poll
The ruling coalition claims that the time is not right to discuss a revision but many people are unconvinced.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jul 8, 2016
Young voters hope to reform Japan's 'silver democracy'
A revised law has expanded the electorate by 2.4 million voters aged 18 and 19 and is designed to give more political say to younger generations.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jul 8, 2016
Teachers say Japan's young voters need to have political awareness nurtured in schools
Three 18-year-old high school students at Shinagawa Joshi Gakuin in Tokyo said they were excited to cast their ballots in Sunday's Upper House election, being among the nation's first teenagers to join the electorate.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jul 7, 2016
Showdown in apathetic Fukushima finds justice minister scrambling for survival
Justice Minister Mitsuhide Iwaki is feeling threatened.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jul 6, 2016
Kochi voters feel neglected after redrawing of electoral boundaries
Campaigning is at fever pitch ahead of Sunday's Upper House election, with candidates pounding the pavement, holding rallies and calling out their names and slogans for hours on end via loudspeakers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jul 6, 2016
A ruling bloc win in Sunday's poll puts Constitution in crosshairs
Keiko Hirai was surprised to see a letter addressed to her and her husband from the Self-Defense Forces, urging their 15-year-old son to enroll in a special high school run by the Ground Self-Defense Force after graduating from junior high.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jul 6, 2016
Osaka Ishin struggling ahead of Sunday's Upper House poll
Just before the Upper House election campaign kicked off on June 22, Osaka Ishin no Kai leaders were plotting their schedules for the days leading up to Sunday's poll.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jul 5, 2016
Japanese politics a man's world as few females stand in 2016 Upper House election
A key issue female Japanese voters focus on in election season is whether the men who dominate politics are serious about welcoming more women to their ranks.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / DECISION 2016
Jul 5, 2016
In Japan's industrial heartland, some see no alternative to Abe
Shuttered factories dot the streets of Osaka, a city that once reverberated with the sound of trucks delivering all manner of parts to Japan's industrial giants.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jul 3, 2016
As small and midsize businesses fight for survival, politicians silent on solutions
Legislators at both the local and national levels who claim to care about small companies have no idea about how to trigger a fundamental change in their fortunes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jul 1, 2016
TPP may cost Abe's LDP crucial farmers' votes
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party faces a major test of its support from farmers in the coming Upper House election, the first nationwide vote since Japan and 11 other countries signed a trade pact that opens the agricultural sector to increased international competition.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / DECISION 2016
Jun 29, 2016
Abenomics on the line for Abe in July poll: experts
Economists criticize Abenomics even as its eponymous champion uses it to draw focus away from his push for constitutional revision.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jun 24, 2016
Okinawan affairs minister, a Henoko base advocate, faces tough July election race
On June 7, the day after the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly election saw voters give opponents of the bilateral relocation plan for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma a bigger majority, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet posted a video online.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jun 24, 2016
July poll may give Abe camp enough seats to push constitutional change: Kyodo survey
The Upper House election could enable lawmakers in favor of constitutional amendment to call a referendum on the issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jun 22, 2016
Battle lines drawn for July Upper House poll
As the campaign for the July 10 Upper House election kicked off Wednesday, the major parties unveiled their platforms to win over voters.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jun 22, 2016
Abe plays economic card but opposition targets his 'hidden' agenda in Upper House election battle
The poll could pave the way for Abe to revise the U.S.-drafted Constitution nationalists see as a humiliating remnant of WWII.

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