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UPPER HOUSE

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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 10, 2022
Sweeping LDP Upper House victory heralds fresh start for Kishida
The ruling parties are on course to maintain a majority in the Upper House, according to an exit poll, while pro-constitutional revision forces are set to clear a crucial threshold.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 10, 2022
With fresh mandate, Kishida set to have hands full in coming months
Fresh off his party's Upper House election victory, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is expected to set his sights on a signature economic policy, Japan's COVID measures and a defense overhaul.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 10, 2022
Polls open in Upper House election upended by Abe's death
The vote is expected to determine if Prime Minister Fumio Kishida can win the mandate he needs to push forward with his agenda in the coming years.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 10, 2022
Japan mourns Abe a day after his killing as police probe shooter's motives
The suspect, Tetsuya Yamagami, said he had a grudge against a 'specific organization' — possibly a religious group — that he believed was linked to Abe, authorities said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 9, 2022
Lower House redistricting plans in focus after Abe’s death
The ruling LDP is facing tricky political questions in the late PM's home prefecture of Yamaguchi, with the answers likely to impact a Lower House district realignment plan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 9, 2022
Biden stresses importance of Abe's 'enduring legacy'
The U.S. president offered his condolences to Kishida in a phone call lauding the late PM's vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific and his establishment of the 'Quad' framework.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 9, 2022
Upper House election campaign nears end as Abe's death shocks Japan
Major political party leaders to speak directly to voters in various parts of Japan amid tighter security following Abe's death killing ahead of Sunday's poll.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 8, 2022
Despite shock of Abe's death, Upper House poll to proceed as planned
Although some leeway is given to local elections, the government has previously said that national elections cannot be postponed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 8, 2022
National Police Agency to investigate possible flaws in security for Abe
The investigation comes as the NPA considers how the armed security force guarding the former Prime Minister couldn't prevent the shooting.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 8, 2022
Former PM Shinzo Abe in 'serious condition' after being shot in Nara
The former prime minister was attacked while giving a campaign speech ahead of Sunday's Upper House election.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2022
Japan’s oldest and youngest political parties court disaffected voters
Despite similarities in their platforms, the two parties' voting blocs come from completely different generations.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 7, 2022
LDP-Komeito ties strained ahead of Upper House election
The two parties, which make up the ruling coalition, have had disagreements over backing the other's candidates in the election, as well as over government policies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 7, 2022
Strong support validates Kishida's world-defying inflation policy ahead of vote
The prime minister has endorsed the Bank of Japan's unorthodox stance of keeping borrowing costs at rock-bottom levels even as inflation heats up.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 7, 2022
Record number of women and LGBTQ election hopefuls run to shake up Japan politics
Out of 545 candidates, 181 women are campaigning in the triennial elections, attempting to win one of the 125 seats up for grabs in the 248-seat Upper House.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 6, 2022
Japanese party leaders solidify their campaign lines as vote nears
From 'facing up to adverse currents,' to 'be angry together, and make your voices heard,' party heads are pushing their messages in the final days before Sunday's Upper House poll.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 6, 2022
Japan ruling bloc tipped to win over half of Upper House seats in election
The LDP and Komeito are tipped to grab more than 63 — a simple majority — of the 125 seats up for grabs, with the ruling party projected to gain over 60. Komeito is expected to retain 14.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 6, 2022
Japan's political parties highlight disaster countermeasures
Hopefuls have announced a raft of pledges relating to Japan's preparedness and infrastructure.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 5, 2022
Rising cost of farming casts shadow over Upper House race in Hokkaido
Higher fertilizer and animal feed prices are putting the prefecture's key agriculture sector under pressure, making inflation an even bigger issue there than the rest of the nation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 5, 2022
Seoul steps up moves to mend tattered relationship with Tokyo
South Korea has held the first meeting of a public-private body on wartime labor, with momentum toward improving ties with Japan expected to grow after Sunday's election.

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