Tokyo governor's party threat to Abe - The News International

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 on Saturday. Thirty-four percent of Japanese plan to vote for ...

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 ...

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 ...