Opposition heads confirm cooperation in 2019 Upper House poll

National / Politics Oct 17, 2018

Opposition heads confirm cooperation in 2019 Upper House poll

Leaders of five opposition parties have agreed to try jointly fielding unified candidates in constituencies where one seat will be contested in the House of Councilors election next summer. The agreement was reached Tuesday night at a meeting between leaders of the Constitutional Democratic Party ...

Abe says question time has outlived its usefulness

National / Politics Jun 27, 2018

Abe says question time has outlived its usefulness

by Reiji Yoshida

The one-on-one question time of the prime minister by opposition party leaders — introduced in 2000 to reinvigorate parliamentary debates — has outlived its usefulness and no longer functions in the Diet, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe argued Wednesday. Abe made that remarks after Yukio Edano, ...

Editorials Sep 2, 2016

DP's leadership race begins

The Democratic Party needs to choose a leader capable of transforming the party into contender capable of taking over the reins of government.