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UPPER HOUSE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 3, 2013
Opposition directly attacks 'Abenomics'
Opposition parties took aim Wednesday at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies, only to give the Liberal Democratic Party chief another chance to play up his administration's "achievements" over the last six months.
EDITORIALS
Jul 2, 2013
Alternative ideas need a voice
Merely opposing Shinzo Abe's policies and goals before the Upper House polls is not enough. The opposition needs to clarify an alternative vision for Japan.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 1, 2013
LDP's lead growing ahead of Upper House election: survey
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is attracting more voters ahead of the Upper House election, according to the latest opinion poll.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 30, 2013
LDP hopefuls back altering Constitution
Most of the Liberal Democratic Party's candidates for the Upper House election favor revising the Constitution in line with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal, a poll indicates.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 29, 2013
Opposition slams ruling bloc on jobs deregulation
Major party leaders held their first online debate Friday ahead of the July 21 Upper House election, with opposition chiefs voicing concern that ruling bloc-proposed employment deregulation may further worsen the working conditions of younger generations.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / MAKING THEIR CASE
Jun 29, 2013
New Komeito chief vows to counter Abe if he tries to change Article 9
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EDITORIALS
Jun 29, 2013
Upcoming election's critical issue
Before the July 21 election, don't expect the LDP to talk much about the need to revise Article 96 of the Constitution, but it's in the party's campaign platform.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 28, 2013
Police to monitor online campaigning for Upper House race
Prefectural police departments across the nation set up task forces Thursday to crack down on campaign violations prior to the Upper House election next month, focusing particularly on online activity.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 27, 2013
Abe hopeful ruling bloc juggernaut cleans up in Upper House poll in July
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Wednesday to ensure the Liberal Democratic Party-New Komeito ruling bloc recaptures control of the Upper House in the July election, bringing an end to the divided Diet.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 26, 2013
DPJ hopes platform derails 'Abenomics'
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JAPAN
Jun 24, 2013
Abe's LDP sweeps Tokyo assembly poll ahead of Upper House election
The Liberal Democratic Party won a sweeping election victory Sunday, securing an overall majority in the 127-seat Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly with its coalition partner New Komeito, giving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a vote of confidence heading into the crucial Upper House election next month.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 20, 2013
LDP July poll platform a rehash, stays vague on Constitution
The Liberal Democratic Party unveils an Upper House poll campaign platform that regurgitates previous economic plans and omits its agenda for constitutional revision.
EDITORIALS
Jun 20, 2013
Persuading people to vote
When apathy rules, what more can political parties and local election officials do to encourage a greater Japanese voter turnout for July's Upper House election
EDITORIALS
Jun 17, 2013
What political parties have to offer
Voters shouldn't let the Upper House election campaign lull them into thinking that the Liberal Democratic Party no longer cares about constitutional revision.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 8, 2013
Hollande gives reconciliation lesson
French President Francois Hollande said Friday in a speech to the Diet that he is concerned by the rising diplomatic tension in Asia and urged Japan to reconcile history issues with neighboring countries just as France and Germany did after World War II.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 6, 2013
Antonio Inoki eyes Diet return on Nippon Ishin ticket
Antonio Inoki, a former professional wrestling star and lawmaker, said Wednesday he will run for an Upper House seat as a candidate of Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) in a bid to stage a Diet comeback.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 6, 2013
367 look to run in July election
A total of 367 candidates are scheduled to run in the next Upper House election, which is expected to be held July 21, with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner, New Komeito, aiming to secure the 129 seats needed for a stable majority in the 242-seat body, the latest Kyodo News...
JAPAN / Politics
May 12, 2013
LDP locks sights on reactors, Constitution
A draft of the Liberal Democratic Party's platform for the upcoming election states that any reactors which clear the newly compiled safety criteria will be restarted — a move likely to upset antinuclear voters awakened by the Fukushima meltdowns in 2011.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 12, 2013
To woo young voters, DPJ tries self-reflection
The opposition Democratic Party of Japan held a self-deprecating convention Saturday, inviting more than 500 people aged under 30 to criticize their three-year rule in an effort to garner more support from young voters ahead of the Upper House election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 10, 2013
Kawaguchi axed from Upper House panel
Former Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi is ousted as chairwoman of the Upper House Environment Committee as the opposition warms up for the election.

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