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UPPER HOUSE

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 22, 2019
For Japan, Upper House results signal stability
The results of the Upper House elections promise exactly what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe campaigned upon: stability.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 22, 2019
Muneo Suzuki rebounds from cancer, 2010 bribes conviction to win seat in Upper House
Muneo Suzuki, a veteran politician with close ties to Russia, won a seat in Sunday's House of Councilors election, returning to the Diet for the first time since being forced out by a conviction in 2010.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 22, 2019
Okinawa contradictions need to be fixed
The LDP has lost almost all elections in Okinawa despite the government's candidates consistently being the more qualified and experienced.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 22, 2019
Reiwa Shinsengumi makes splash in Japanese election debut, giving voice to people with disabilities
A new anti-establishment group led by actor-turned-politician Taro Yamamoto made a surprisingly strong showing in the Upper House election Sunday, reflecting a sense of stagnation and growing public frustration with vested interests in the country.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 22, 2019
Abe vows to push forward constitutional change despite failure of pro-revision forces to win Upper House supermajority
In a post-election news conference, Abe said his longtime goal isn't out of reach and he will to try to compromise with those working against him.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jul 22, 2019
Abe's push to amend Japan's Constitution faces uncertain future after Upper House vote
Undaunted by the failure to capture a two-thirds supermajority in the upper chamber, Abe pushes on with his goal to rewrite the charter, with an eye on Article 9.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 22, 2019
Record number of women win seats in Japan election, but female voters wary of government's empowerment pledge
Despite a record number of women winning seats in Sunday's Upper House election, some female voters have expressed doubts about the government's commitment to empowering women.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 22, 2019
Japanese business leaders count on reform progress after ruling coalition's victory
Business leaders welcomed the ruling coalition's victory in Sunday's Upper House election, voicing hope that the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will facilitate progress in improving social security programs and restoring fiscal health.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 22, 2019
Independent candidate opposed to Aegis Ashore missile defense system deployment wins seat in Akita
An independent candidate opposed to the central government's plan to deploy a U.S.-developed missile defense system in Akita Prefecture defeated the ruling party incumbent in the Akita district in Sunday's Upper House election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 22, 2019
Main opposition party CDP makes big gains in Japan's Upper House election
Opposition parties saw mixed results in Sunday's Upper House election, with the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDP) making big gains while others struggled to attract support in a crowded field.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 22, 2019
U.S. reiterates commitment to alliance after election, but sticky bilateral trade talks await Abe
The U.S. government reiterated its commitment to strengthening ties with Japan after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition retained a majority in Sunday's Upper House election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 22, 2019
In second-lowest figure since end of WWII, voter turnout in Japan's Upper House election falls below 50%
Voter turnout in Sunday's Upper House election fell short of the 50 percent threshold, topping out at 48.80 percent — the second lowest postwar total — the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 22, 2019
Abe's ruling coalition victorious, but pro-revision forces suffer electoral setback in drive to amend Constitution
To many voters, the election was a chance to endorse or repudiate the Abe administration's performance since he returned to power in December 2012.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 21, 2019
Japan's opposition parties score upset in Akita but lose in Fukushima
Shizuka Terata, an independent jointly backed by four opposition parties, scored a major upset in the Upper House race in Akita Prefecture on Sunday by defeating incumbent Matsuji Nakaizumi of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Kyodo News said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 21, 2019
Two Reiwa Shinsengumi candidates with disabilities win Upper House seats
Two candidates with severe disabilities belonging to the opposition group Reiwa Shinsengumi won seats in the Upper House election on Sunday, scoring an important victory for disabled people in a country where they have long been encouraged to stay in the shadows.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jul 21, 2019
After Upper House election, ruling bloc bets political cost of tax hike will be limited
The hike is expected to generate an additional u00a55.7 trillion in annual revenue, of which u00a52.8 trillion will be used to defray the national debt.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 21, 2019
Voters express concerns over Constitution, sales tax and lack of viable opposition
Constitutional revision, a consumption tax hike and the future of the pension system were on the minds of voters as they took to polling stations across the country to cast their ballots in the triennial Upper House election on Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 21, 2019
Record 17 million voters cast ballots early for Upper House election
The number of people who cast their ballots for Sunday's House of Councillors poll under the country's early-voting system totaled 17,062,771 — a record high for an Upper House election, the internal affairs ministry said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jul 20, 2019
Citizen campaigns seek to increase voter turnout in Upper House election
Thanks to Japan's fairness guidelines, NHK offers free air time to all political parties participating in national and regional elections, a service that earlier this month resulted in the leader of the Party to Protect Citizens From NHK, which advocates the elimination of NHK's mandatory viewing fees,...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jul 20, 2019
Candidates struggle to navigate difficult waters of social media ahead of election
A good summary of how the 2019 House of Councilors election has played out online comes via Kazuki Takahashi, the creator of the cartoon “Yu-Gi-Oh!” During his promotion of a new art book, he shared an illustration on his Instagram page that was meant to encourage young people to vote. However, it...

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