Aussie opposition regains poll lead

Asia Pacific / Politics Aug 10, 2013

Aussie opposition regains poll lead

Australia's opposition has regained the lead over Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's government, with 52 percent of respondents in an opinion poll published Saturday saying they will support the coalition in the Sept. 7 national election. The ruling Labor Party had a 48 percent share of ...

Editorials Jul 15, 2013

'Do-shu' system details missing

As the Upper House election nears, some political parties propose setting up several administrative regions for Japan and abolishing prefectural governments.

National / Politics Jul 14, 2013

LDP's lead intact ahead of election: poll

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party's support rating has barely changed ahead of the Upper House election, reflecting the substantial lead it holds over the opposition Democratic Party of Japan, a survey said Sunday. The nationwide telephone survey conducted over the weekend said that 30.6 percent ...

National / Politics Jun 26, 2013

DPJ hopes platform derails 'Abenomics'

by Ayako Mie

The Democratic Party of Japan, hoping to rebrand itself as the only viable alternative to the Liberal Democratic Party, unveiled a hastily resurrected platform for next month's Upper House election with vows to help the middle class, revive its reactor phaseout goal and oppose ...

Business / Corporate Jun 5, 2013

Firms offering Internet election info

Six major Internet firms plan to team up to offer videos and other online information about Net-based political campaigning to reach out to tech-savvy young voters when more modern rules come into play for the Upper House election in July. The initiative marks the first ...

Politicians roll up sleeves at Net event

National Apr 29, 2013

Politicians roll up sleeves at Net event

by Ayako Mie

Political parties over the weekend competed for the support of heavy Internet users at an event hosted by an online video-sharing site in the runup to the House of Councilors election in July, the first election to allow politicians unfettered access to the Web ...