National / Politics Jan 8, 2015

Inoki joins four other Upper House members to form new party

Wrestler-turned-politician Antonio Inoki, who left the conservative Jisedai no To (Party for Future Generations) last month, will set up a new political party with four other Upper House lawmakers, according to sources close to the move.The new party will be named Party to Revitalize ...

National / Politics Nov 20, 2014

Two Your Party lawmakers apply to join DPJ

Two House of Representatives lawmakers from Your Party applied Thursday to join the Democratic Party of Japan, the nation's largest opposition party, a day after the smaller group decided to disband. The DPJ will make arrangements to allow Koichi Yamauchi and Katsuhito Nakajima to run ...

Hashimoto seeks Your Party tie-up

National / Politics Jun 4, 2014

Hashimoto seeks Your Party tie-up

by Eric Johnston

In a development that could create further tensions between the two main factions of soon to be divided Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party), co-leader Toru Hashimoto and Your Party head Keiichiro Asao announced a plan to coordinate key policies with the aim ...