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UPPER HOUSE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 3, 2022
Claiming risk of false arrest, Japan lawmaker skips start of parliament session
Gaasyy, who is said to be staying in the UAE, was absent from the start of the three-day session despite the Upper House rejecting his application for permission to travel overseas.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 3, 2022
Extra session for Japan parliament starts amid controversy over Abe's state funeral
The ruling and opposition camps are dealing with procedural issues during the session and have agreed to hold discussions on other key matters outside of it.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 30, 2022
Japan’s youth shun politics, leaving power with the elderly
With just 34% of 18- and 19-year-olds heading to the ballot box, youth turnout for the Upper House election relative to the overall figure hit a new low.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 26, 2022
Abe faction attracts most new LDP lawmakers elected in recent Upper House vote
As the size of factions may affect intraparty power struggles, the battle for recruiting new members is expected to intensify.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 19, 2022
With Shinzo Abe pale and lifeless, a doctor at the scene prayed for a miracle
The moment he laid eyes on Shinzo Abe's ashen face, Shingo Nakaoka knew that any attempt to revive the former Japanese prime minister was likely to be in vain.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 18, 2022
It’s up to Kishida to achieve Abe’s great unrealized dream
An Upper House election victory may bolster the premier's ability to make hard calls. He should start with Japan's military.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 16, 2022
Japanese Communist Party marks 100th anniversary
The opposition party faces a weakening of its organization and is struggling to form a united front with other opposition parties.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 15, 2022
Opposition seeks answers after heavy Upper House election defeat
Japan's Upper House election should have been a far more contested vote than it was, but the opposition once again failed to make the right moves.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 12, 2022
Kishida Cabinet's approval rating rises to highest 63.2% after vote
The survey showed 52.4% of the respondents thought economic activities should be prioritized over preventing COVID-19 infections.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 12, 2022
What Shinzo Abe meant to the younger generation
For Japanese of Generation Z, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was an embodiment of both stability and reform and really the only leader they ever knew.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Jul 12, 2022
Despite new political capital, questions linger over Kishida’s economic agenda
There is uncertainty about exactly what it is that Kishida wants to do with his new mandate, as so far he has only set out his agenda using broad brushstrokes.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 12, 2022
Dissecting Kishida’s post-election road map
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has important choices to make on how he leverages his renewed mandate and extra political capital after the LDP's strong Upper House election showing.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 12, 2022
Asia experts seek Japan's lead in rules-based order after Kishida win
With the election victory, the LDP-Komeito coalition and other pro-constitutional reform forces continue to control more than two-thirds of the seats in both houses of parliament.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jul 11, 2022
Constitutional revision inches closer in Japan, but actual change still far off
Divisions over what aspects to revise and more pressing political issues for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida could delay change to the top law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 11, 2022
Japan's opposition parties ponder leadership after election drubbing
Any celebrations of relief for CDP, or success for Nippon Ishin, may be tempered by concerns over who will take over the reins in the years ahead.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 11, 2022
Women win record 35 of 125 seats in Japan's Upper House election
A record high 181 women ran in the Upper House poll, where half of the chamber's seats were up for grabs.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 11, 2022
Shinzo Abe's death on minds of Japan voters, but election turnout low
Voter turnout came to 52.05%, the fourth lowest on record, the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 11, 2022
Japan business leaders welcome ruling bloc's election success
The leaders expressed hope that the prime minister will swiftly deal with various issues of concern, including rising prices for goods and energy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Jul 11, 2022
Death of Abenomics father may give Japan scope to curb stimulus
The death of Shinzo Abe could eventually allow Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to phase out Abe's government spending and monetary stimulus.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 11, 2022
Abe shooter checked YouTube for how to make homemade guns
Multiple handmade weapons similar to the one used to kill the former prime minister were confiscated from Tetsuya Yamagami's home.

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