/ Nov 29, 2016

Lower House passes pension reform bill amid opposition protest

A bill aimed at keeping Japan's pension system sustainable in the face of a graying and shrinking population passed in the House of Representatives Tuesday amid fierce protests from opposition parties. The ruling coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito are aiming to introduce ...

/ Sep 25, 2016

Lawmakers urge LDP to withdraw draft constitutional amendments

The major opposition Democratic Party on Sunday urged the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to withdraw its draft constitutional amendments. The draft "makes light of the people's rights," party secretary-general and former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said during a televised debate among senior lawmakers from the ...