National / Politics Jun 22, 2015

Support for Abe security bills slumps: survey

Some 56.7 percent of the public believe the security bills under deliberation in the Diet are unconstitutional and 29.2 percent do not, a survey said Sunday. In the telephone survey conducted by Kyodo News over the weekend, 58.7 percent said they oppose the bills, up ...

National / Politics Nov 14, 2014

Abe's key bills set to be tossed if Diet dissolved

by Mizuho Aoki

As the prospect of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolving the Lower House draws closer, the chances of his administration's key bills passing the current Diet session appear increasingly slim. Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its ruling camp ally, Komeito, have effectively given up the enactment ...