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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 25, 2016
DPJ says Amari graft accusations more serious than previous Abe setbacks
Democratic Party of Japan Secretary General Yukio Edano said recent accusations that economic and fiscal policy minister Akira Amari took bribes could lead to far more serious consequences than previous setbacks to the Abe administration.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2016
Hatoyama dreams of a Japan anchored within a united Asia
Former leader apologizes for his failures as PM and shares his views on Fukushima, Tokyo 2020 and his hopes for Okinawa, Japan and the wider region.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 16, 2016
DPJ set to block Abe government's push to ratify TPP in current Diet session
The main opposition Democratic Party of Japan is considering blocking moves by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact during the current Diet session, a senior DPJ lawmaker said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 9, 2016
DPJ lawmaker Eda to retire from politics in summer
Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker and former House of Councillors President Satsuki Eda said Saturday he will retire from politics when his Upper House term ends in summer.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 6, 2016
DPJ to submit bill to lower minimum age of election candidates
Democratic Party of Japan leader Katsuya Okada said Tuesday the main opposition party plans to submit to the regular Diet session a bill to lower the minimum age of people running for elections.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 31, 2015
Even if Abe camp prevails in next summer's poll, bid to revise Constitution no given
After taking Japan's helm for the second time in December 2012, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has had three good years, leading his Liberal Democratic Party to victory in two consecutive national elections, getting highly unpopular laws enacted without dooming his Cabinet, and winning three more years as...
Dec 8, 2015
Alliance must make sense to voters
Votes won't support opposition party alliances that are based solely on political expediency.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 7, 2015
Leaders of DPJ, Ishin no To to test unity with joint parliamentary group
Leaders of Japan's biggest and third-biggest opposition parties agree to form a joint parliamentary group and step up their challenge to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party ahead of next summer's Upper House election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 6, 2015
Ishin no To re-elects Matsuno as head, sets stage for DPJ tie-up talks
Japan's third-largest opposition party re-elects its leader as momentum grows for a tie-up with the Democratic Party of Japan.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 27, 2015
LDP leads field in revenue as party donations rise
Government data shows the Liberal Democratic Party raised more revenue in 2014 than any other party, the most since it lost power in 2009.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 10, 2015
Amari says TPP to stand, dismisses concern over renegotiation clause
The ruling and opposition camps lock horns in the Diet over the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, with the Cabinet minister who brokered the deal ruling out any renegotiation of the free trade pact.
Oct 28, 2015
Opposition must work out unified campaign strategy
If Japan is to have a thriving democracy, the opposition camp must come together and offer the Liberal Democratic Party real competition.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 22, 2015
Ex-Ishin no To members refuse to give up seal, bankbook as party paralyzed by leadership struggle
Ishin no To may be on the verge of vanishing as rebellious members threaten procedures to legally disband the party.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 21, 2015
Opposition bloc slams scandal-hit government for shying away from extra Diet session
The opposition camp asks the Lower House speaker for an extraordinary Diet session to hear information about TPP and the policies of new Cabinet members.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 25, 2015
DPJ, Ishin no To discuss common ground, possible joint campaign for Upper House election
The nation's two largest opposition parties agreed Friday to start discussing common ground with a view to fighting the Upper House election next summer with a united front.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 17, 2015
Foes stand their ground as ruling bloc presses hard for vote on contentious security bills
The ruling bloc tried to clear a key hurdle to enact its contentious security legislation at the Upper House on Wednesday night, but the move was met with vehement protests from opposition lawmakers and thousands of angry demonstrators who gathered in a rally around the Diet building.
Sep 1, 2015
Yet another opposition shake-up
The breakup of Ishin no To opens up a new chapter in the saga of the opposition camp, which has remained splintered since the DPJ fell from power in 2012.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 31, 2015
Ishin, DPJ agree to work together to challenge ruling coalition
Leaders of Ishin no To and the Democratic Party of Japan agree to bolster cooperation in the Diet and future elections with the aim of taking the fight to the ruling camp.
Japan Times
Aug 14, 2015
Abe's nationalism reflected in conservative political movement, but polls show voter dissent
The hot political season is back as the nation observes Aug. 15, which is always an emotional date as it marks Japan's surrender in World War II — and this year is the 70th anniversary of that fateful event.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 4, 2015
LDP member under fire for belittling student protesters
A Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker is in hot water over a recent tweet that branded students protesting against the Abe administration's security legislation as "self-centered" and "extremely selfish."


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