National / Politics Feb 28, 2016

LDP won't field candidate to fill Miyazaki's seat

The Liberal Democratic Party won't field a candidate in the Lower House by-election to replace paternal leave champion Kensuke Miyazaki, who resigned over an extramarital affair, a source in the conservative party said. The decision was made as the ruling LDP doesn't think it has ...

Twin Lower House by-elections set for April 24

National / Politics Feb 16, 2016

Twin Lower House by-elections set for April 24

The Lower House on Tuesday approved the resignation of scandal-hit member Kensuke Miyazaki, paving the way for a by-election on April 24 in Kyoto, to go along with one already set for Hokkaido. Miyazaki, 35, a former lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, tendered ...