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UPPER HOUSE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 4, 2019
Vote weight gap in July election ruled constitutional by top Tokyo court
The Tokyo High Court on Wednesday ruled the disparity in the weight of votes in the July Upper House election was constitutional, in the last of 16 similar lawsuits filed nationwide by groups of lawyers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 4, 2019
New law strengthens independent checks on major firms in Japan
A new law strengthens independent checks on major listed firms by obliging them to have outsiders on their board of directors and make executive compensation more transparent.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 22, 2019
Japan passes bill to tighten rules on foreign investments related to national security
The amended law, which requires foreign investors to get state permission when acquiring stakes of 1 percent or more in a sensitive company, takes effect next spring.
JAPAN / Society
Nov 9, 2019
Japan to go ahead with using descriptive questions in university entrance exams from 2020
Japan will carry out plans to introduce descriptive questions for Japanese and mathematics subjects under a new unified university entrance examination system starting in fiscal 2020, education minister Koichi Hagiuda said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 6, 2019
Disabled Japanese lawmaker makes history as first in wheelchair to attend Q&A session
A lawmaker with severe physical disabilities highlighted the various difficulties disabled people encounter in their daily lives on Tuesday as she attended her first question and answer session in the Diet since she was elected in July.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 24, 2019
Sapporo High Court rules July election is in 'state of unconstitutionality' due to vote disparity
The Sapporo High Court ruled Thursday that July's Upper House election was in a "state of unconstitutionality" due to a disparity in the value of a vote between the most and least-populated constituencies, with some being worth up to three times more.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 10, 2019
Controversial anti-NHK candidate Takashi Tachibana kicks off by-election campaign in Saitama
Official campaigning began Thursday for the Upper House by-election in Saitama Prefecture, where a former governor is pitted against the head of a minor opposition party critical of public broadcaster NHK.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 18, 2019
FactCheck Initiative Japan NPO uncovers dodgy claims from Abe and others ahead of July vote
FactCheck Initiative Japan, a Tokyo-based nonprofit organization that analyzes information provided by politicians, has found issues with a number of claims that were made in relation to the July 21 Upper House election.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 6, 2019
With pro-constitutional revision forces just shy of the necessary seats, the DPP may be the party to tip the scales
A tug-of-war between the pro- and anti-revision forces has been playing out within the DPP, with leader Yuichiro Tamaki wavering between the two sides.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Aug 3, 2019
Low voter turnout in Upper House election may reflect an indifference to democracy
In May 1993, general elections were held in Cambodia. Voter turnout was 89.56 percent.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 1, 2019
Opposition lawmakers with severe disabilities make Upper House debut after steps taken toward creating barrier-free Diet
A special five-day Diet session following the July 21 Upper House election kicked off Thursday, marking a momentous occasion for two opposition lawmakers with severe disabilities, who entered the Diet building for the first time.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 31, 2019
Actor-turned-politician Taro Yamamoto aims for real-life starring role as future Japan PM
Actor-turned-politician Taro Yamamoto is angling for a new real-life role in which he leads his novice party and allies to victory, ousts long-ruling conservatives and takes over as prime minister within the next few years.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 29, 2019
Japan lawmaker who sparked scandal with Russia war remarks to join anti-NHK party
Hodaka Maruyama, who was expelled from Nippon Ishin no Kai, will become a member of NHK Kara Kokumin wo Mamoru To (the Party to Protect the People from NHK).
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 29, 2019
Despite winning more seats in Upper House vote, Komeito officials worry about losing support
Komeito boosted its presence in the House of Councilors in the latest election, but a sense of crisis among party officials has deepened as the number of votes it acquired under the proportional representation system fell by more than 1 million compared to the previous election.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 28, 2019
Upper House begins renovations to accommodate newly elected disabled lawmakers
Renovation work begins in the Upper House of the Diet after two people with severe physical disabilities are elected to the Reiwa Shinsengumi political group.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 27, 2019
Japanese lawmaker with cerebral palsy says her election win will help the socially vulnerable
A newly elected Upper House member who has severe physical disabilities has said that her presence as a lawmaker will help turn Japan into a country where the socially vulnerable can live comfortably.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 27, 2019
CDP chief Yukio Edano under fire within party after lackluster election results
Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan leader Yukio Edano faces pressure from within the party over its weaker-than-anticipated performance in the recent Upper House election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 25, 2019
Japan's Diet plans steps to accommodate Reiwa Shinsengumi lawmakers with severe disabilities
In the Upper House, electric power sources will be installed so the lawmakers will be able to power their electric wheelchairs and medical equipment.
EDITORIALS
Jul 24, 2019
Reverse the fall in voter turnout
Both the campaign for the Upper House election and its outcome need to be reviewed to learn what can be done to increase voter participation in future elections.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 24, 2019
Teen voter turnout at 31% in Upper House election, down 14 points from 2016
Teenage voters' turnout for Sunday's House of Councilors election came to 31.33 percent for local constituency races, the internal affairs ministry said in a preliminary report Tuesday.

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