Tag - japanese-communist-party



Japan Times
May 9, 2016
JCP uniting with other parties, tries to lose chains of Soviet-era stigma
The Japanese Communist Party is riding high.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 23, 2016
Abe Cabinet says JCP promoting 'violent revolution,' subject to anti-subversive law
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government says the Japanese Communist Party remains a “violent revolutionary” group.
Oct 28, 2015
Opposition must work out unified campaign strategy
If Japan is to have a thriving democracy, the opposition camp must come together and offer the Liberal Democratic Party real competition.
Japan Times
Oct 25, 2015
Osaka elections pull LDP closer to old foes
The Osaka chapter of the Japanese Communist Party calls on its members to back LDP candidates in November's mayoral and gubernatorial elections.
Japan Times
May 16, 2015
JCP gains ground, but not column inches
Years ago a Japanese acquaintance applied for a green card when her American husband decided to move back to the United States. Someone told her she should not say she once voted for the Japanese Communist Party (JCP) during her interview, otherwise U.S. Immigration would reject it. As far as I know,...
Japan Times
Dec 27, 2014
Concern for Japan's democratic process
Elections are the lifeblood of democracy. They represent an awesome empowerment — the right of citizens to peacefully overthrow their government and choose another.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 26, 2014
JCP releases campaign platform, vows to cancel consumption tax hike to 10%
The Japanese Communist Party has announced a set of campaign pledges for the Dec. 14 lower house election, promising to "cancel" the planned consumption tax hike and seek other ways to secure funds for social security.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 14, 2014
JCP won't field candidate in Osaka mayoral election, hoping to embarrass Hashimoto
In joining other major political parties, the Japanese Communist Party said Friday it will not field a candidate in the Osaka mayoral election next month that Toru Hashimoto has forced to seek a mandate on his plan to merge the city and prefecture into a single government entity.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 18, 2014
JCP decides to replace second-highest exec
The Japanese Communist Party said Saturday it will make Yoshiki Yamashita its new secretariat chief, replacing Tadayoshi Ichida as the tiny opposition party's new No. 2.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals