Sep 5, 2016

Government to extend early voting on Supreme Court justices

The government has decided to bring rules for early voting on Supreme Court justices in line with those for Lower House elections, according to a government source. The change, to extend the early voting period to 11 days, is aimed at making it more convenient ...

Dec 12, 2014

Take the time to vote

Voter turnout Sunday for the Lower House election is forecast to be as low as it was in the 2012 race. Young people especially need to realize that, by avoiding the polls, they are losing their voice on issues that will certainly affect their ...

'Abenomics' in the spotlight

/ Dec 9, 2014

'Abenomics' in the spotlight


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe blames the opposition camp for criticizing "Abenomics" without presenting lternatives. But finding a way to put today's economy on a virtuous circle is akin to trying to create something out of nothing.

Dec 3, 2014

Debating nuclear energy

Lawmakers and parties need to lay out energy plans that include measures to reduce emissions that don't rely on nuclear power.

Nov 14, 2014

Awaiting Abe's political gambit

If Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is going to dissolve the Lower House for a snap election, he will have to clearly lay out his agenda for voters and await their verdict.