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Leading Kibo no To member says Koike-led party unlikely to take power after Lower House election - The Japan Times

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike's new national party, increasingly seen as representing a challenge to the ruling coalition, is unlikely to win enough seats in the Oct. 22 general election to seize power, a top party official said Sunday. Masaru Wakasa, a ...and more »

Former DP heavyweight Yukio Edano seeks to fill void with new liberal-minded party - The Japan Times

Aiming to provide a counterbalance to the sweeping rise of conservative forces in Japan's political arena, a former Democratic Party lawmaker announced Monday he will establish a new liberal-minded party to maximize the chances of dethroning Prime ...and more »

Party of Hope's Yuriko Koike 'Not Running' in Diet Elections, But… - JAPAN Forward (press release) (blog)

In the campaign leading up to the October 22nd House of Representatives election, all eyes are on Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, leader of the newly-formed Party of Hope, as much as on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has dissolved Parliament. In an ...and more »

Yuriko Koike's Kibo no To will push for a halt in sales tax hike, end of nuclear power: sources - The Japan Times

The new party led by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike will advocate a halt to the impending sales tax hike and push for further debate on amending the war-renouncing Constitution, sources said Wednesday. Koike's Kibo no To (Party of Hope) will also seek to ...and more »

Election and yen to test Abe's powers of recovery - Financial Times

Investors wanting guidance on how to trade the yen during Japan's general election might care to look at the experience of sterling. In taking advantage of favourable opinion polls to call a snap election, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is echoing the ...and more »

Two Tomin First members quit over Yuriko Koike's leadership style - The Japan Times

Two founding members of Tomin First no Kai (Tokyoites First), a regional party effectively led by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, plan to abandon the party on Thursday citing frustrations over the closed nature of top management, sources said. Shun Otokita ...and more »

Japan's newly-formed Party of Hope unveils first list of candidates for general election - Xinhua

TOKYO, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike's newly-formed Kibou no To (Party of Hope) on Tuesday unveiled its first contingent of candidates to run in the Oct. 22 lower house election. The Party of Hope unveiled 191 candidates who will run ...and more »

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike's new party Kibo no To releases its first list of candidates - The Japan Times

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike's new party Kibo no To released the first list of candidates for the Oct. 22 Lower House election, including 110 Democratic Party members who joined the party in a desperate bid to ensure their political survival. The list has a ...and more »

Yukio Edano's liberal party rides wave of Twitter support, nearly catching up to Abe's LDP - The Japan Times

A liberal-minded political party founded by ex-Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano has been sweeping its way through Japan's Twitter community, amassing more than 100,000 followers in just a few days since its official launch on Monday. The number of ...and more »

The main rival to Japan's ruling party is really 'extreme rightist,' analyst says - CNBC

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has seen a political rival creating a stir ahead of the country's October snap elections: The newly formed "Party of Hope," led by Tokyo's popular governor, is challenging the current power structures. Yet lost in the ...and more »