/ Jul 4, 2013

How the Upper House election system works

Lawmakers in the Upper House are elected every three years, with half the 242 seats up for grabs each time. Those elected serve a six-year term. Unlike the Lower House, which is more powerful, the Upper House is never dissolved for an election and its ...

Feb 7, 2013

Delay in electoral reform

Talks agreed by the Liberal Democratic Party, Komeito and the Democratic Party of Japan on election system reform for the Diet are going nowhere.