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SNAP ELECTION 2014

JAPAN / Politics
Nov 21, 2014
Mayors, governors cast doubt on Abe's dissolution gambit
Mayors and governors questioned Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's dissolution of the House of Representatives on Friday, noting that the move will hamper the government's ability to address other urgent issues, such as the need to prop up regional economies and rebuild disaster-hit areas.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 21, 2014
Tokyo voters scratch heads over poll call
Voters on the streets of Tokyo were baffled Friday after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the Lower House for a snap election that a recent poll said more than 60 percent of the nation does not support.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 21, 2014
Abe dissolves Lower House for snap election
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolves the Lower House to pave the way for his Dec. 14 snap election, asking voters to cast judgment on his sputtering 'Abenomics' program.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 21, 2014
LDP, Komeito each finalize emergency stimulus package
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its junior partner, Komeito, have finalized their respective emergency economic stimulus packages, both centering on steps to bolster domestic demand that has been sluggish since the April 1 consumption tax hike.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 20, 2014
Poll finds 63% baffled by Abe's move to dissolve Lower House
More than 60 percent of the voting public does not back Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to call a snap election, a poll says.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Nov 20, 2014
Abe's snap election puts Beijing on edge, although some believe it may empower him to ease tension
China is wary that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to call a snap election may lead to policy changes that would affect bilateral relations, amid tentative signs of thawing ties between the two countries.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 20, 2014
Ex-minister Makiko Tanaka won't run in snap election
Another prominent political figure is bowing out ahead of the snap election next month: Former education minister Makiko Tanaka will not run for office, sources said Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 19, 2014
Abe's snap election claims first victim as Your Party disbands
An opposition party once seen as a possible third force in Japanese politics has decided to disband ahead of next month's snap election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Nov 18, 2014
Abe is banking on getting a new voter mandate
It's finally official. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday he will dissolve the Lower House and call a snap election next month, after his administration decided to delay the next hike in the consumption tax until April 2017.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 18, 2014
Local officials scramble to prepare for snap election amid staff shortages
With the dissolution of the Lower House imminent and a snap election just around the corner, municipalities and government offices nationwide are scrambling to meet a staffing shortfall and a general lack of preparedness.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 15, 2014
Abe may dissolve Lower House on Tuesday, call snap December election
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to announce Tuesday the dissolution of the Lower House and call a snap election in December, senior ruling party lawmakers say.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 15, 2014
Two opposition parties consider merging ahead of expected snap election
The main opposition Democratic Party of Japan and Your Party, a small opposition group, are considering merging ahead of the snap election that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to call soon, party officials said Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 14, 2014
DPJ, Ishin no To reject alliance over possible snap election
The Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) and the Democratic Party of Japan will not form a broad cooperation agreement in the event that a Lower House election is held next month, as both parties continue to jostle for position and stake out their territory.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 11, 2014
Despite denial, don't be surprised if Abe calls snap election
The possibility that the prime minister will dissolve the Lower House is gaining credence, especially if he decides not to raise the consumption tax again.
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Oct 30, 2014
Funding scandals prompt veiled LDP threat to call snap election
Feeling the heat, Prime Minister Abe tells the opposition to stop revealing his Cabinet's fundraising violations and threatens to call a snap election over the 'obstruction.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jul 18, 2014
Abductee probe stirs thoughts of snap poll
As Tokyo presses North Korea for information on the fate of Japanese citizens abducted decades ago, speculation is simmering that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could use a possible breakthrough on the emotive issue to call a snap election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 4, 2014
Hashimoto may face only a JCP candidate in election
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto may run against only a Japanese Communist Party candidate in the snap election he forced by announcing his resignation Monday, while tensions between his Osaka Ishin no Kai (One Osaka) group and its coalition partner, New Komeito, escalate over the future of his Osaka integration...

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