Tag - upper-house



Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 9, 2013
Opposition guns for LDP committee chair
Opposition parties prepared Wednesday to pass a resolution ousting a senior Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker as head of an Upper House committee, setting the stage for a showdown with the ruling bloc before the Upper House election in July.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 26, 2013
Parties lining up celebrities for Upper House race
Former prosecutor Masaru Wakasa, 56, a frequent commentator on news programs and talk shows who once worked in the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office, said Thursday he will run in this summer's Upper House election as a Liberal Democratic Party candidate.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 11, 2013
By-election seen as test for July poll
Official campaigning for the April 28 Upper House by-election in Yamaguchi Prefecture begins, with Democratic Party of Japan-backed ex-Justice Minister Hideo Hiraoka challenging a Liberal Democratic Party newcomer.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 4, 2013
Ex-Olympian Tsukahara aims to run for Upper House
Mitsuo Tsukahara, a gymnast who won multiple Olympic gold medals, said Wednesday he intends to run in the Upper House election this summer as a proportional representation candidate for the Liberal Democratic Party.
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 30, 2013
Diet OKs ¥13 trillion stopgap budget
The Diet on Friday passed a ¥13.2 trillion stopgap budget for fiscal 2013 to fund the government's spending for 50 days from Monday, with the principal budget unlikely to be enacted before May.
Mar 12, 2013
Policy able to drive inflation: Kuroda
Vowing to institute effective monetary easing steps should he be installed as the next Bank of Japan governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, the government's nominee, insisted Monday that the central bank's 2 percent inflation target can be achieved through monetary policy.
Mar 1, 2013
Tough road ahead for the DPJ
The Democratic Party of Japan, which suffered a severe setback in the Dec. 16 Lower House election, on Feb. 24 held a party convention aimed at laying the foundation for its resuscitation. Although it adopted a party platform and a seven-point declaration, it is hard to see how the No. 1 opposition party...
Aug 14, 2007
The impact of Upper House president
For the first time in the postwar period, the House of Councilors has an opposition lawmaker as president, 66-year-old Satsuki Eda.


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