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UPPER HOUSE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 23, 2022
In Japan's Upper House poll, CDP battles to stay relevant
Seven months after a disastrous Lower House election, the largest opposition party finds itself with low poll numbers and questions swirling about what will happen if it again loses seats.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 22, 2022
Upper House campaigning begins with opposition focused on economy
A strong showing for the LDP would allow the prime minister to put his own stamp on both the ruling party and the direction of the country.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jun 21, 2022
Foreign policy and security top Japan election agenda. But for how long?
With voters expressing worries over inflation and less than three weeks to go before the Upper House poll, there's plenty of time for the political winds to shift.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 21, 2022
Kishida vows to focus on responding to rising food and energy prices
The prime minister said his government is not considering lowering the consumption tax rate from the current 10% or altering the ultraeasy monetary policy employed by the Bank of Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 21, 2022
LDP No. 2 plans constitutional reform push after Upper House election
Toshimitsu Motegi said the LDP wants to 'share a sense of a timetable with major parties and realize constitutional reform at an early stage.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jun 20, 2022
Defense and fiscal policy loom large ahead of Japan's Upper House campaign
The ruling LDP is seeking to put an emphasis on defense and diplomacy, but worries over inflation threaten to limit the party's success.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 19, 2022
Japan's ruling LDP has highest pre-election support rate at 27%, survey finds
A weekend survey found nearly a third of respondents saying they'll vote LDP, but nearly 80% accusing Kishida's administration of failing to address rises in living costs.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 19, 2022
In debate, Kishida voices caution on Japan acquiring nuclear sub
The prime minister cited the difficulty of using nuclear power for military purposes under Japan's atomic energy law as well as high operating costs amid calls for bolstered defenses.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 16, 2022
LDP targets ‘counterstrike capability’ for first time in campaign platform
The shift comes amid growing concerns related to Moscow, Beijing and Pyongyang, but critics say it deviates from Japan's traditional defense-oriented policy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jun 15, 2022
Fruitful parliament session for Kishida ends with some grumbles at the margins
Kishida's first session as prime minister saw a popular stance on Ukraine and a 100% record on bills passed, but inflation and a re-emerging reputation for indecision present some worries.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 14, 2022
Poll finds 64% of Japanese unhappy with government response to rising prices
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida also saw his Cabinet's approval rating slip to 56.9% in the survey released ahead of an Upper House election set for next month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 11, 2022
LDP lawmaker quits party over allegations of drinking with teen
Three-term lawmaker Takeru Yoshikawa's resignation over allegations of misconduct — the first since Kishida took office last October — comes ahead of a crucial Upper House election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 9, 2022
Japan's Lower House rejects no-confidence motions against PM and speaker
While the outcome was never in doubt, the votes may indicate a larger split between the opposition parties.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 7, 2022
Five things to know about the LDP going into election
The LDP is enjoying a wide approval margin over the opposition, with nearly a 35-point lead over its nearest competitor, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jun 7, 2022
Putin and COVID-19 may help Kishida keep Japan’s top job for years
Kishida's tough stance on Russia's invasion of Ukraine and cautious virus response have swung previously skeptical voters behind the former foreign minister.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 5, 2022
Campaigning for Upper House election to begin June 22, LDP executive says
The news adds to growing expectations that the election will be held July 10 if the current parliamentary session ends on June 15 as scheduled.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 31, 2022
When will Kishida fully reopen Japan's borders?
A look at the political forces that have been driving Japan's draconian stance on incoming tourism for the past two years.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 24, 2022
LDP candidate wins Upper House by-election in Ishikawa
The LDP win in the Ishikawa by-election could give momentum to the ruling bloc in the run-up to this summer's Upper House vote.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 13, 2022
Japan enacts law to allow SDF to engage in foreign national-only rescues
The House of Councilors passed a bill to remove a restriction in the law on SDF operations limiting the rescue of non-Japanese individuals to those accompanying Japanese citizens.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Apr 11, 2022
Lower House redistricting threatens clash of titans within LDP
With a single-seat district to be cut in Yamaguchi, Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could end up fighting for the remaining seats and resulting influence.

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