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UPPER HOUSE

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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 14, 2022
34 people face charges over ex-minister's vote-buying in Hiroshima
In July 2021, prosecutors dropped the bribery case against all 100 individuals. But they overturned the decision after an inquest panel said new indictments were necessary.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 13, 2022
Kishida calls for unity at LDP convention in preparation for upcoming elections
Kishida underscored the importance of the LDP's coalition with its junior partner Komeito, dismissing an emerging view that their relationship has soured.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 7, 2022
Tension between opposition parties mounts over Upper House electoral cooperation
Tensions are running high between the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and the Japanese Communist Party after a tie-up last year failed to yield results.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 28, 2022
Citizen panel says 35 people should be charged over vote-buying in 2019 Upper House poll
Following the panel's conclusion, Tokyo prosecutors will re-investigate the case after they decided in July not to indict 100 individuals, mostly local politicians.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jan 16, 2022
Kishida gears up for test of his mettle in parliament ahead of key election
Success for the prime minister depends on how well he oversees the passage of a record-breaking fiscal 2022 budget — all while tackling COVID-19 and fending off opposition challenges.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 12, 2022
Understanding Kishida's political landscape for 2022
To champion his own policy agenda, Kishida will have to wait and see how much political capital he has after the next Upper House election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jan 7, 2022
Japan’s largest opposition party faces crucial test in upcoming Upper House poll
For the CDP, success or failure in the vote scheduled to take place in the summer is likely to determine the post-election futures of not only its new leader but the party itself.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 25, 2021
Shizuoka by-election boosts opposition's hopes ahead of Lower House poll
The LDP is taking stock of what went wrong after a ruling coalition-backed candidate lost despite campaigning by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 24, 2021
Kishida and coalition suffer by-election blow ahead of Lower House poll
The ruling LDP triumphed in its Yamaguchi stronghold while an opposition-backed candidate won in Shizuoka, in the first tests of the Fumio Kishida administration since it was inaugurated earlier this month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 24, 2021
Voting underway in Japan by-elections a week before general election
Media polls for the Oct. 31 general election suggest that the LDP and its coalition partner, Komeito, will retain their majority in the House of Representatives.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 21, 2021
Ex-Justice Minister Kawai accepts prison term over buying votes
Kawai pleaded not guilty in his first hearing in August last year. But he admitted to most of the charges in March and sought a suspended sentence.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 19, 2021
Prison term to be finalized for former Japan justice minister over vote buying
Katsuyuki Kawai, who was found guilty of buying votes for his wife in the 2019 Upper House election, intends to drop his appeal, a source has said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 12, 2021
Kishida defends backtrack on capital gains tax in Upper House grilling
The new prime minister had floated an increase in the tax rate during the LDP leadership race, but the idea was omitted from a policy speech he gave Friday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 26, 2021
LDP leadership election: Suga has a target on his back
As LDP heavyweights jockey for position ahead of the party's presidential election, one thing for sure is there is a target on Prime Minister Suga's back.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2021
Prosecutors drop case against recipients of ex-minister's bribes
Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped a bribery case against all 100 individuals including local assembly members who allegedly received cash from former Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 3, 2021
Why politicians make the switch from Upper to Lower House
One almost never hears about a Lower House member trying to move to the Upper House, but movement the opposite direction has plenty of precedent.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 30, 2021
Japan lawmakers' average incomes fell ¥110,000 in 2020 amid pandemic salary cut
The highest Diet earner, LDP Upper House member Taichiro Motoe, received u00a51.91 billion and topped the list for the second year after boosting his income by u00a5845.02 million from 2019.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 30, 2021
Four year prison term sought for ex-justice minister over vote buying
The trial is expected to conclude after the defense counsel's closing argument slated for May 18, with a ruling possibly to be given as early as June.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Apr 26, 2021
LDP’s triple by-election loss a long-term worry for Suga
Opposition victory in Hiroshima could fuel further questions about a vote-buying scandal there, with any revelations having a knock-on effect on September's LDP presidential race.

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