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ELECTION 2009

Japan Times
JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 31, 2009
In landslide, DPJ wins over 300 seats
The Democratic Party of Japan won the Lower House election by a landslide Sunday, grabbing more than 300 seats in the 480-seat chamber.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 29, 2009
Game almost up for LDP in Aomori
AOMORI — Perched on the upper tip of Honshu, Aomori Prefecture is tired of being left behind.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 28, 2009
LDP heavyweight Koga running for his life
OMUTA, Fukuoka Pref. — For decades, voters in the Fukuoka No. 7 district, which encompasses the southern part of the prefecture, have always said, "Makoto ni arigato gozaimasu" come election time.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 28, 2009
Even Aso can't rely on shoo-in notion
IIZUKA, Fukuoka Pref. — Given his nationwide unpopularity, not a few candidates from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party would prefer that their leader, Prime Minister Taro Aso, not visit them during the election campaign lest this worsens their chances.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ELECTION 2009
Aug 28, 2009
Reduced pork would pit DPJ against builders
The opposition vows to slash public works spending if it wins the election. Keeping that promise may be tough in a nation where construction is the No. 5 employer and a political fundraiser.
JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 27, 2009
Political shift gives hope to gays
The possible power shift in Sunday's general election signals change for many, and one minority interest group is daring to hope it will bring about the biggest change yet.
JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 27, 2009
Mindan fights for foreigners' local-level suffrage
Foreigners won't have the right to vote in Sunday's election but the national association of South Koreans, the largest ethnic group of permanent foreign residents, is waging a rare political campaign to win local-level suffrage because it believes there is too much at stake this time.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 27, 2009
Fierce battles rage for Tokyo seats
The 2005 Lower House election was a bitter experience for candidates on the Democratic Party of Japan's ticket who ran in Tokyo's 25 single-seat constituencies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 26, 2009
Hokkaido figures to be key showdown for LDP vets
SAPPORO — The winds of change are blowing nationwide as the Lower House election nears.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 25, 2009
DPJ vow to ditch 'manga' museum rapped
While campaigning for this Sunday's election has largely focused on economic and social security issues, people in the content industry are casting a cold eye on the contest following a recent confrontation in the Diet.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 25, 2009
Tanaka battling in New Komeito heartland
AMAGASAKI, Hyogo Pref. — Yasuo Tanaka, the leader of New Party Nippon and former governor of Nagano, is attempting to unseat New Komeito heavyweight Tetsuzo Fuyushiba in a race widely seen as a test of Tanaka's popularity in a region where his volunteer activities after the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake...
JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 22, 2009
LDP kept voters at bay while watching popularity ebb
Just four years ago the ruling Liberal Democratic Party was flying high with strong public support under then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 21, 2009
Decentralization picking up steam?
OSAKA — Imagine, if you will, Japan in 2018. Following the historic Lower House election in 2009, the country passed legislation that abolished the 47 prefectures and thousands of smaller local governments.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 19, 2009
If you want change, vote, young are told
In the heated election four years ago, young voters who normally skip the polls jumped on then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's reform bandwagon and helped his Liberal Democratic Party race to an overwhelming victory.
JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 16, 2009
'Telepolitics,' polls shake up status quo
Japanese politics has been in a chaotic state for the past few years, perplexing millions of voters. The country has seen four prime ministers in the past three years, and the latest — Taro Aso — could be forced out if the Democratic Party of Japan, the largest opposition force, grabs power...
Japan Times
JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 15, 2009
Civil servants uneasy as DPJ plots change in power game
When vice farm minister Michio Ide in June criticized the Democratic Party of Japan's plans to subsidize farmers' income as unrealistic, DPJ President Yukio Hatoyama quickly fired back.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 13, 2009
Parties wave flag for child-rearing
Child-rearing support is a focal issue in the campaign for the Aug. 30 election as the two main parties fight to woo parents, especially those who both work or have young children.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 13, 2009
Hepatitis champion in 'bear hunt' for Kyuma
ISAHAYA, Nagasaki Pref. (Kyodo) Like many of his friends in rural Nagasaki Prefecture, Shigeyuki Nakao has always voted for Fumio Kyuma, the Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker who has served as the nation's defense chief several times.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 12, 2009
Party platforms offer no quick fix to job woes
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JAPAN / ELECTION 2009
Aug 8, 2009
DPJ shows stress fractures under pressure of leadership
Third in a series

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