Veteran lawmaker Asao to run in Your Party leadership race

/ Apr 9, 2014

Veteran lawmaker Asao to run in Your Party leadership race

A veteran lawmaker of Your Party said Wednesday he will run in the upcoming party leadership election after its chief resigned over a money scandal. "We must protect the party," Keiichiro Asao, the party's secretary-general, said at a press conference announcing his candidacy in the ...

/ Apr 8, 2014

DHC chairman calls resignation 'impressive' move

Following the resignation Monday of Your Party leader Yoshimi Watanabe amid a scandal involving ¥800 million in loans from major cosmetics company DHC Corp., its chairman, Yoshiaki Yoshida, issued a statement later the same day. "We can say that (Yoshimi Watanabe) has acted in an ...

Eda gambit viable, just for subsidy?

/ Dec 11, 2013

Eda gambit viable, just for subsidy?

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Cresting criticism of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over his strong-arm tactics to pass the state secrets bill, ex-Your Party Secretary-General Kenji Eda hopes to form a new opposition party by year’s end, qualifying him for subsidies.

Eda stirs opposition shake-up

/ Dec 10, 2013

Eda stirs opposition shake-up

At the center of a possible realignment of the opposition camp, former Your Party Secretary-General Kenji Eda manages to gather some 50 Diet lawmakers as he launches a policy study group expected to lead to a new party.

Your Party splinters as Eda bolts

/ Dec 9, 2013

Your Party splinters as Eda bolts

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Lower House lawmaker Kenji Eda on Monday deserted Your Party, which he helped form four years ago, and took more than a third of the opposition group's ranks with him to launch a new party. The breakup of Your Party underscored the worsening turmoil in ...

/ Nov 19, 2013

Ruling bloc may yield a bit on state secrets bill

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The Liberal Democratic Party-New Komeito ruling bloc is wooing the opposition camp this week to reach common ground on the contentious state secrets bill that the administration hopes the Lower House passed by Friday. The main focus of the discussions is how to introduce a ...

Opposition disparate; foe common

/ Jul 26, 2013

Opposition disparate; foe common

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Major opposition groups have been rocked by intensifying internal strife since the Upper House election, and with the secretaries-general of the Democratic Party of Japan, Your Party and Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) launching a nonpartisan policy study group next week, speculation ...