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SNAP ELECTION 2014

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 13, 2015
Wins in Hokkaido, Oita lift ruling bloc's prospects
The governors of Hokkaido and Oita won re-election to a fourth term Sunday as the first wave of the quadrennial unified elections produced victories for the Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito ruling bloc.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 24, 2014
Abe vows to stay the course in third term as prime minister
Shinzo Abe vowed Wednesday to continue pursuing his economic, diplomatic and security policies after Diet members re-elected him to a third term as prime minister.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / KANSAI PERSPECTIVE
Dec 21, 2014
Ishin-DPJ tieup, Kepco's greed to play key roles in April polls
In terms of domestic politics, the recent Lower House election was merely a prelude to next April's nationwide local elections.
JAPAN / KANSAI PERSPECTIVE
Dec 21, 2014
In no-surprise poll, parties' main players re-elected in Kinki
In an election that produced no surprises, it's little wonder the biggest political names in the six prefectures that make up the Kinki region (Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Nara and Wakayama) were all returned to the Diet, though one or two had a close call.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Dec 17, 2014
Low voter turnout mars Abe's claim of election triumph
The Liberal Democratic Party won 43.12 million votes in Sunday's snap poll, nearly 3 million fewer than in the 2009 election, which it lost.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 17, 2014
55% do not support Abe's security policies, poll shows
More than half of the respondents to a Kyodo News opinion poll do not support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's handling of security policies, which include allowing the nation to begin aiding allies under armed attack, despite the ruling bloc's victory in Sunday's election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / DECISION 2014
Dec 16, 2014
Novelty party in Hokkaido shows that 105,000 voters want 'none of the above'
While many voters struggled to find a party that matched their hopes for the nation's future, voters in Hokkaido had an easy way out: a box marked "No party to support" on the proportional representation section of the ballot.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 16, 2014
Controversial to the end, Shintaro Ishihara bows out of politics
Hawkish former Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara officially puts an end to his nearly 50-year political career after losing his Diet seat in Sunday's Lower House election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Ozawa keeps hope for regime change alive
Diet heavyweight Ichiro Ozawa, leader of Seikatsu no To (People's Life Party), admitted Monday that the opposition camp failed to give voters an alternative to the ruling bloc in the Lower House election but stressed that change is still possible if they join hands.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Abe claims mandate for economic, security policies despite lowest turnout ever
Emerging as the big winner in the Lower House election, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declares he has a renewed mandate to keep pushing his policy agenda.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 15, 2014
Kaieda quits as DPJ chief after humiliating ejection from Diet
Humiliated by the loss of his seat in the Lower House election, Banri Kaieda resigns as president of the Democratic Party of Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Election results a mix of good and bad for Hashimoto's Ishin no To
For Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party), the Lower House election was a mixture of good and bad as the party held onto virtually all of its seats , courtesy of the proportional representation system, amid predictions it would lose big.
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Lawsuits filed to nullify election results over vote-weight disparities
Two groups of lawyers filed suits Monday with high courts seeking to nullify the results of Sunday's election because of the Diet's perceived failure to correct disparities in the weight of votes among districts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 15, 2014
Business leaders call for 'third arrow' reforms after LDP-Komeito election win
Business leaders have urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to accelerate economic reforms in the light of the ruling coalition's Lower House election win on Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Resurgent JCP has night to remember
While the leaders of most of the opposition parties were grim-faced Sunday night, the Japanese Communist Party was celebrating after it more than doubled its seats in the Lower House.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
'Womenomics' takes a hit with only 45 females elected to Lower House
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's call for the empowerment of women was looking hollow Monday after only 45 of the 475 Lower House seats up for grabs went to female candidates.
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
China wary of Abe's next steps; South Korea hopes for better ties
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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Ex-Tokyo Gov. Ishihara loses Diet seat
Outspoken nationalist Shintaro Ishihara, supreme adviser to Jisedai no To (Party for Future Generations) and a former longtime governor of Tokyo, lost his Lower House seat in Sunday's snap election..
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 15, 2014
Brother of North Korea abductee loses
Teruaki Masumoto, whose sister was abducted by North Korea, failed to secure a seat in Sunday's election after running on the ticket of tiny opposition group Jisedai no To (Party for Future Generations).
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 15, 2014
Office of ex-Your Party chief searched in September over more shady fund dealings
Prosecutors searched former Your Party leader Yoshimi Watanabe's office and other related locations in September in connection with a funding scandal that forced him to quit as head of the now-defunct opposition party, sources said.

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