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 ...

LDP, JCP score rare wins in Tokyo; DPJ's sole pick tanks

National / Politics Jul 22, 2013

LDP, JCP score rare wins in Tokyo; DPJ's sole pick tanks

Sunday's Upper House election saw two Liberal Democratic Party candidates win in the five-seat Tokyo electoral district for the first time in 27 years, while a Japanese Communist Party candidate regained a seat for the first time in 12 years. The Democratic Party of Japan, ...