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UPPER HOUSE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 4, 2022
Upper House election seen as precursor to key Okinawa governor race
Okinawa Prefecture is in the middle of a year full of key elections, with the anti-base movement having been put on the back foot due to defeats and disorganization.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 4, 2022
Celebrity and intense competition define Tokyo's Upper House race
With a large number of votes needed to secure a seat, new and unknown candidates face an uphill struggle, leading to many well-known faces on the ballot.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 4, 2022
Japanese lawmakers' average income in 2021 fell to ¥22.55 million
The fall reflected a 20% cut in lawmakers' salaries implemented from May 2020 through October 2021 amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 3, 2022
LDP seen on track to win over 60 seats in Upper House poll
As Komeito, the junior coalition partner of the LDP, is also believed to be faring well, the ruling bloc is almost certain to reach the majority of 125 seats, including uncontested seats.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 3, 2022
Schools and students look to boost Japan's youth voter turnout
Turnout among young people has remained low since the minimum voting age was lowered from 20 to 18 in 2016.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 3, 2022
Japan's opposition parties target consumption tax as debate heats up
As prices soar ahead of the July 10 Upper House election, all major opposition parties are calling for cutting or abolishing the tax, while the ruling bloc is vowing to maintain it.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 2, 2022
Japan ruling bloc signals openness to greater use of nuclear power
With a key election looming and the global energy situation undergoing dramatic changes amid the Ukraine war, Japan's ruling bloc is looking to restart idled nuclear reactors.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Jul 1, 2022
With LDP victory likely, what's at stake in Japan's Upper House poll?
While the winner seems assured, the exact outcome will determine Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's authority, the prospect of constitutional revision and the smooth working of parliament.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 1, 2022
Scandal-hit lawmaker given ¥2.86 million as bonus
Takeru Yoshikawa left the ruling Liberal Democratic Party following a report that he drank alcohol with a woman under the legal drinking age.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 1, 2022
Ukraine war puts spotlight on defense budget hike in Japan election
Polls show that the public is split on an increase in defense spending.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jun 30, 2022
Japan's perilously low birthrate a forgotten election issue
Experts on social and family issues stress the urgent need to create an environment that encourages people to have more children and prevent a future crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 29, 2022
Upper House candidates divided over wearing masks during campaigning
Some make stump speeches without wearing a face mask, hoping that showing their face will help them gain recognition.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 28, 2022
Election boards tap TikTok and discounts to boost turnout for Upper House vote
The official campaign period for the triennial election for the Upper House began on Wednesday last week.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 26, 2022
As election nears, soaring prices hit Japan's households. Should Kishida be worried?
Many believe success for the prime minister means either retaining or adding to the 57 seats secured by his coalition in order to quell dissent and push his policies unchallenged.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 26, 2022
Japanese political parties pushing to reopen economy
This political shift from focusing on the pandemic comes as the COVID-19 situation appears to be under control.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jun 25, 2022
Higher wages taking top billing in Upper House campaign
A debate is raging over how to achieve steady wage growth and expanding consumption amid rising inflation caused by soaring commodity prices and the cheap yen.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 24, 2022
Five things to know about Japan's opposition parties going into the election
Unseating incumbents is usually difficult, but media outlets and observers are giving opposition parties even less a chance than usual of scoring big wins.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 24, 2022
Unified opposition candidates in only 11 districts for Upper House poll
The 11 districts will see effective one-on-one battles between a ruling bloc candidate and an opposition contender in the election for the upper chamber of the Diet.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 24, 2022
Nippon Ishin and DPP face struggle to differentiate themselves in election
Past cooperation with each other — and with the LDP — is weighing on the two opposition parties ahead of the Upper House election on July 10.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 24, 2022
Japan's ruling bloc likely to hold majority in Upper House election, survey shows
Parties that support revising the Constitution are expected to maintain the two-thirds majority needed to initiate any amendment.

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