Editorials Jul 11, 2016

Abe's new voter mandate

Prime Minister Abe should use his coalition's bolstered Diet majority to more effectively implement economic reforms, not to amend the Constitution.

National / Politics Jul 7, 2016

Support rate for ruling LDP up 2.6 points to 33.5%: poll

The support rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party stood at 33.5 percent, up 2.6 percentage points from the previous poll conducted immediately after official campaigning kicked off last month for the July 10 House of Councilors election, a survey showed Wednesday. Meanwhile, ...

National / Politics Jan 11, 2016

Abe goes home to meet with supporters

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe went home Monday to Yamaguchi Prefecture to whip up support from his base, telling them he plans to win the Upper House election this summer and underscored the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. "In order to achieve results, we need a ...