Will Yuriko Koike run in Japan polls? - The Straits Times

In a video loaded with symbolism, an immaculately styled woman, clad in green, walks purposefully past two old men in suits, their faces twitching in rage as they assail her for her defiance and gumption to break the mould. She is later joined by four ...

Politics adrift / Koike's 'death note' looms large for DP - The Japan News

The Yomiuri ShimbunWith the Democratic Party having decided to effectively join newly established party Kibo no To (Party of Hope), how political parties should operate has come into question. This is the first installment of a series on the focal ...

Poll shows Tokyo governor Koike's party threat to Abe - Manila Bulletin

Tokyo – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's lead in next month's election has shrunk as the popular Tokyo governor pushes to unite opposition forces, a survey by Japan's top-selling daily indicated Saturday. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has reduced Prime ...

Kibo no To and Nippon Ishin no Kai agree not to directly challenge each other in Tokyo and Osaka city districts - The Japan Times

OSAKA – Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike and Osaka Gov. Ichiro Matsui agreed Saturday that her new Kibo no To (Party of Hope) and his Nippon Ishin no Kai will not challenge each other in single-seat districts in their respective cities in the upcoming snap ...

Abe aiming for mutual visits with Xi as early as '18 - The Japan News

A reception to mark the 45th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic ties between Japan and China is held Thursday in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo. 9:53 pm, September 30, 2017. The Yomiuri Shimbun Japan is aiming to realize visits between the leaders of ...

Resonance of Nostalgia comments - Japan Today

This tie-up between Party of Hope and DP has basically ruined Liberal/Social-democratic aspects of Japanese politics for the time being. Like, for a social-democratic party as DP to unite with the complete opposite party ideology as Party of Hope just ...

Rising Graph of Abe's Popularity - The Day After

North Korea has given Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe an opportunity to raise his popularity graph which otherwise was heading southward from April to July following a series of political scandals hit his government. Thanks to his tough rhetoric at ...

Poll finds 34% back LDP; 19% for Kibo - The Japan News

The Yomiuri ShimbunThirty-four percent of respondents to a Yomiuri Shimbun survey said they would vote for the Liberal Democratic Party in the proportional representation segment of the Oct. 22 House of Representatives election, followed by Kibo no To ...

Abe calls for LDP unity - The Japan News

The Yomiuri ShimbunPrime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party instructed its local organizations on Saturday to speed up preparations for the House of Representatives election. “This is an election to ask how people's lives and peaceful ...

VOTE 2017: Koike's election pledge squares off against Abe administration - Asahi Shimbun

Japan's newest opposition party is clearly differentiating itself on a number of key issues in its bid to topple the administration led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the election scheduled for Oct. 22. Kibo no To (Party of hope) led by Tokyo Governor ...

2017 Lower House Election / Opposition merger equal to a rejection of party politics - The Japan News

By Riichiro Maeki / Yomiuri Shimbun Political News EditorThe Democratic Party has decided to effectively join Kibo no To (Party of Hope). This is an unprecedented situation in that the largest opposition party, which once took power under its previous ...

Hope Party's formation and co-operation with Democratic Party likely to boost prospects of weak opposition in Japan - IHS Jane's 360

On 28 September, Prime Minister Shinzō Abe dissolved the lower house of the Diet, prompting an early election to be held on 22 October. In addition, main opposition party leader Seiji Maehara announced that Democratic Party (DP) candidates would seek ...