Ex-minister Hosono to leave opposition Democratic Party

/ Aug 4, 2017

Ex-minister Hosono to leave opposition Democratic Party

Former Environment Minister Goshi Hosono said Friday he will leave the struggling Democratic Party to form a new group, the latest setback for the main opposition party since the abrupt resignation of its leader last week. "I will leave the party and rise with resolve ...

Hosono resigns as deputy chief of Democratic Party

/ Apr 14, 2017

Hosono resigns as deputy chief of Democratic Party

Goshi Hosono has tendered his resignation as deputy president of the Democratic Party, dealing another setback to DP chief Renho. Hosono's notice was approved by the opposition party's leaders on Friday and follows a decision on Monday by Akihisa Nagashima, former defense minister and ex-secretary-general ...

/ Sep 1, 2016

Hosono-led group to support Renho in DP leadership race

A Democratic Party faction led by former Environment Minister Goshi Hosono has decided to throw its support behind deputy head Renho in the party's Sept. 15 leadership ballot. "She has the power to unite the DP by sorting out the confrontation between mainstream and nonmainstream ...

/ Jan 20, 2015

Hosono, Nagatsuma, Renho named as DPJ executives

The Democratic Party of Japan's new president on Tuesday named Goshi Hosono as party policy chief and appointed Akira Nagatsuma and Renho as deputy presidents. Katsuya Okada's appointment of prominent party figures presents an image of unity as the DPJ tries to regain public trust. Hosono, ...

Jan 8, 2015

A crucial test for the DPJ

The priority for the Democratic Party of Japan, which kicked off the race this week to choose its new leader Jan. 18, is to rebuild itself into a force that can, either on its own or through mergers or alliances with other parties, once ...

Eda stirs opposition shake-up

/ Dec 10, 2013

Eda stirs opposition shake-up

At the center of a possible realignment of the opposition camp, former Your Party Secretary-General Kenji Eda manages to gather some 50 Diet lawmakers as he launches a policy study group expected to lead to a new party.