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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 22, 2013
DPJ crashes to another humiliating defeat
The Democratic Party of Japan stumbled to another crushing defeat in the Upper House election Sunday, making it clear the opposition party will continue to face huge struggles to regain voters' trust.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 3, 2013
DPJ to field only one candidate in Upper House race in Tokyo
The Democratic Party of Japan will field only one candidate in the Tokyo constituency for the July 21 House of Councilors election, revoking its endorsement of another candidate due to the unlikelihood of securing two seats in the capital.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / MAKING THEIR CASE
Jun 30, 2013
DPJ admits lack of trust, unity undermining poll prospects
Democratic Party of Japan President Banri Kaieda on Saturday admitted that the opposition camp's leading force hasn't regained enough credibility to lead the charge against the ruling Liberal Democratic Party for the Upper House election.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 26, 2013
DPJ hopes platform derails 'Abenomics'
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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jun 24, 2013
LDP win mimics December election
The Tokyo assembly election resembled the decisive contest that returned the Liberal Democratic Party to power in December and raised its chances of taking over the Diet in July.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 24, 2013
LDP leads pack with 28% support rate ahead of Upper House poll
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Sunday had the highest support rating going into next month's Upper House election, leaving the opposition Democratic Party of Japan far behind, the latest survey says.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 15, 2013
Race begins for metro assembly
Campaigning kicked off Friday for the June 23 Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election, which appears to lack a major divisive issue but whose results may portend the outcome of the crucial July Upper House poll.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 12, 2013
DPJ to play up dark side of 'Abenomics' in Upper House poll
The Democratic Party of Japan has unveiled a final draft of its campaign platform for July's House of Councilors election, criticizing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies.
JAPAN / Politics
May 16, 2013
DPJ's Hosono meets with Okinawa governor on reversion day
DPJ Secretary General Goshi Hosono meets Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima on the 41st anniversary of the prefecture's return to Japan, suggesting his party seeks to ease Okinawa's U.S. base burden.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 12, 2013
To woo young voters, DPJ tries self-reflection
The opposition Democratic Party of Japan held a self-deprecating convention Saturday, inviting more than 500 people aged under 30 to criticize their three-year rule in an effort to garner more support from young voters ahead of the Upper House election.
JAPAN / Politics
May 9, 2013
DPJ vows cut in Lower House seats
Among other goals it failed to achieve while in power, the Democratic Party of Japan will call for cutting 80 of the 480 seats in the Lower House in its campaign pledges for the upcoming Upper House election, a draft of its platform shows.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 1, 2013
Election reform now key task for Abe & Co.
Prime Minister Abe may soon face a challenge over the issue of vote-value disparities as the opposition demands swifter, more comprehensive reforms to close the unconstitutional gaps.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 31, 2013
Former reconstruction minister Hirano says he will quit DPJ
Former reconstruction minister Tatsuo Hirano announced Saturday that he will leave the Democratic Party of Japan and run in the upcoming Upper House election as an independent, a local DPJ official said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 13, 2013
DPJ to vote for Kuroda as new BOJ chief but will oppose Iwata as deputy
The Democratic Party of Japan will support Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda as the next Bank of Japan governor but will oppose Gakushuin University professor Kikuo Iwata as a BOJ deputy governor.
EDITORIALS
Mar 1, 2013
Tough road ahead for the DPJ
The Democratic Party of Japan, which suffered a severe setback in the Dec. 16 Lower House election, on Feb. 24 held a party convention aimed at laying the foundation for its resuscitation. Although it adopted a party platform and a seven-point declaration, it is hard to see how the No. 1 opposition party...
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 27, 2013
Currency veteran offers BOJ credibility on reflation
The Bank of Japan may pack a bigger punch under Haruhiko Kuroda, an opponent of deflation who ran the nation's currency policy and then built an international reputation leading the Asian Development Bank.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 25, 2013
Running in circles DPJ's way forward
In the midst of an identity crisis, the Democratic Party of Japan adopts a new policy platform that fails to include any key points or doctrines differentiating it from its rivals.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 19, 2013
DPJ chief Kaieda sued in Tokyo for allegedly misleading investors
Thirty investors filed a suit Monday seeking around ¥610 million in damages from Democratic Party of Japan President Banri Kaieda for his alleged misleading investment advice that led them to heavy losses.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 8, 2013
DPJ signals that it's willing to play hardball on key government nominations
A Democratic Party of Japan executive surprised the administration Thursday when he said his party, the largest opposition force, will reject the government's planned nominee to lead the Fair Trade Commission because his name was leaked in a media report.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 7, 2013
Stocks soar on news of Shirakawa's early exit
With Bank of Japan Gov. Masaaki Shirakawa announcing his plan to step down three weeks before this term ends, the battle between the ruling and opposition camps over nominating his successor will only intensify.

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