Concern for Japan's democratic process

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Dec 27, 2014

Concern for Japan's democratic process

by Michael Hoffman

Elections are the lifeblood of democracy. They represent an awesome empowerment — the right of citizens to peacefully overthrow their government and choose another. The prime minister called an election. He submitted his government to the judgment of the people. The election was held. The ...

National / 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. The decision was made at the end of the party's four-day annual congress in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, with Kazuo ...