Party leaders sound off ahead of Upper House vote

National / Politics Jul 15, 2019

Party leaders sound off ahead of Upper House vote

Ahead of the Upper House election on Sunday, party leaders and executives were asked the main issues they want to raise with voters, including the economy, the pension system and constitutional revision. LDP Despite growing concerns triggered about the pension system by a recent government report, ...

Opposition to submit no-confidence motion against Abe Cabinet

National / Politics Jun 22, 2019

Opposition to submit no-confidence motion against Abe Cabinet

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan leader Yukio Edano has decided, jointly with other opposition parties, on the party's plan to submit a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet during the ongoing Diet session, informed sources said Saturday. The envisaged motion is aimed at ...

Editorials Oct 18, 2013

Revitalizing the SDP

Under its newly elected leader, the Social Democratic Party must go beyond shouting "Protect the pacifist Constitution!" if its mission is to build a more equitable Japanese society.