Nippon Ishin, LDP ally on separate paths

National / Politics Apr 4, 2013

Nippon Ishin, LDP ally on separate paths

by Eric Johnston

As Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) gears up for this summer's Upper House election, its relationship with New Komeito, especially over constitutional revision, has come under increased pressure. Last week, Nippon Ishin unveiled its basic policy outline for the campaign. At the top ...

Rift-plagued Nippon Ishin eyes 200 for poll

National / Politics Mar 5, 2013

Rift-plagued Nippon Ishin eyes 200 for poll

by Eric Johnston

Although more than 200 people nationwide have expressed interest in running as Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) candidates in the July Upper House election, internal tensions have once again raised questions about the party's stability. Relations remain strained within the party's Osaka bloc, ...

National Mar 3, 2013

Ishihara hospitalized till mid-March

Shintaro Ishihara, coleader of Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) and Tokyo's former governor, has been hospitalized and isn't likely to be discharged until mid-March, sources said Saturday. The 80-year-old Ishihara initially reported feeling ill from a severe cold after questioning Cabinet members at ...