Yamao and Inada survive scandals but Toyota is booted out

National / Politics Oct 22, 2017

Yamao and Inada survive scandals but Toyota is booted out

Sunday's Lower House election brought mixed results to politicians attempting to emerge from scandals. Shiori Yamao kept her seat despite an alleged extramarital affair that forced her to quit the opposition Democratic Party. The former prosecutor, 43, ran as an independent instead and won a third ...

80% of students plan to vote when they turn 18: survey

National / Politics Oct 20, 2017

80% of students plan to vote when they turn 18: survey

Some 80 percent of students polled say they plan to vote after turning 18, the minimum voting age, according to a private think tank. The survey, released Wednesday, collected postal responses from some 11,000 children ranging from fourth grade to high school in summer 2016. ...