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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 7, 2023
A year after his death, Abe's legacy still looms for both left and right
While conservatives lost a key leadership figure, liberals no longer have a clear person to organize opposition around.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 21, 2014
Deputy Okada close to running for DPJ president
Democratic Party of Japan deputy leader Katsuya Okada considers running in the party's Jan. 18 leadership race.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 15, 2014
Kaieda quits as DPJ chief after humiliating ejection from Diet
Humiliated by the loss of his seat in the Lower House election, Banri Kaieda resigns as president of the Democratic Party of Japan.
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
DPJ President Kaieda loses Diet seat, set to quit as leader
In a stunning development early Monday morning, Banri Kaieda, president of the Democratic Party of Japan learned he lost his Diet seat in Sunday's Lower House election and is now set to quit as leader of the nation's largest opposition force.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 10, 2014
DPJ faces uphill battle for swing voters
While the ruling coalition commands a higher number of core supporters, opposition parties are vying for swing voters in an election that is expected to see a low turnout.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 30, 2014
Opposition party leaders assail Abe over economic policies, collective self-defense in online debate
Leaders from eight of the nation's leading political parties crossed swords in an online debate Saturday over the merits of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies and the new security framework he is pursuing.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 26, 2014
Ruling, opposition party leaders visit disaster-hit areas ahead of snap election
The ruling and opposition parties are making a priority of improving the country's preparedness for natural disasters as Japan gears up for the Lower House election next month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 24, 2014
DPJ election platform seeks changes to 'Abenomics'
The Democratic Party of Japan calls a turnaround in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies and promises to revive a 'wealthy middle class.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 30, 2014
DPJ chief assails Abe over rise in far-right hate speech
Democratic Party of Japan leader Banri Kaieda lashes out at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, demanding that he publicly denounce the rise in racist rallies in Japan.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 1, 2014
DPJ chief Kaieda digs in, rebuffs calls for presidential election
Democratic Party of Japan President Banri Kaieda on Thursday confirmed that he still intends to lead the teetering party and spurned mounting calls to hold a leadership election before his term ends in September 2015.
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2014
Japan opposition party leader Kaieda visits China to meet senior officials
Banri Kaieda, leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, arrived in Beijing on Tuesday night to hold talks with China's senior officials.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 11, 2014
Abe bulldozes over DPJ in self-defense debate
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe once again underlined the necessity of reinterpreting the war-renouncing Constitution to allow Japan to engage in collective self-defense during a debate Wednesday, while the main opposition leader failed to capitalize on the opportunity to attack Abe and roll back his influence...
EDITORIALS
Feb 16, 2014
Now Kaieda must deliver
The head of the Democratic Party of Japan says the party will fiercely confront the Abe administration, which he called a 'raging horse,' to push politics aimed at protecting people's lives and jobs.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 4, 2013
Opposition takes final swipe at bill
The ruling bloc and the opposition camp face off again over the contentious state secrets bill, even though it appears headed for passage by the Upper House before the Diet session ends Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 24, 2013
DPJ in disarray, faults Kan for poll disaster
As bad as the drubbing was in Sunday's Upper House election, the Democratic Party of Japan faces an even bigger, not to say familiar, problem — disharmony and lack of governance.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / MAKING THEIR CASE
Jun 30, 2013
DPJ admits lack of trust, unity undermining poll prospects
Democratic Party of Japan President Banri Kaieda on Saturday admitted that the opposition camp's leading force hasn't regained enough credibility to lead the charge against the ruling Liberal Democratic Party for the Upper House election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 19, 2013
DPJ chief Kaieda sued in Tokyo for allegedly misleading investors
Thirty investors filed a suit Monday seeking around ¥610 million in damages from Democratic Party of Japan President Banri Kaieda for his alleged misleading investment advice that led them to heavy losses.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 31, 2013
Kaieda lashes LDP on works spending
Democratic Party of Japan leader Banri Kaieda lashed out Wednesday at the massive ¥4.7 trillion public works spending package compiled by the Liberal Democratic Party.

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