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Papers project Nago mayoral election to be neck-and-neck

Asahi reported on its projections for the Nago mayoral election to be held on Jan. 23 based on the results of its telephone survey of eligible voters in the city that was conducted jointly with Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting on Sunday and Monday and its own field research in the municipality. The paper wrote that incumbent Mayor Toguchi, who is backed….Read more

  • January 18, 2022
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Official campaign period for Nago mayoral election begins

All national dailies reported on Sunday that the official campaign period for the Nago mayoral election started on Sunday, kicking off an important election year in Okinawa. The race will be between incumbent Mayor Toguchi Taketoyo, who is supported by the ruling LDP and Komeito party, and former Nago assembly member Kishimoto Yohei, who is backed by the Constitutional Democratic….Read more

  • January 16, 2022
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LDP rocked by redrawing of Lower House electoral map

Tokyo, Jan. 8 (Jiji Press)–The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has been rocked by the planned redrawing of single-seat constituencies for the House of Representatives, the powerful lower chamber of Japan’s parliament, to correct disparities in the value of votes.   With many incumbent lawmakers expected to be affected by the seat reallocation, a mitigation proposal has been put forward. Prime….Read more


Japan govt to limit number of bills before election

Tokyo, Jan. 6 (Jiji Press)–Japan will limit the number of bills to be submitted during the upcoming regular session of the Diet, the country’s parliament, ahead of a national election, informed sources said Thursday.   The government plans to submit 61 bills during the session from Jan. 17 as it looks difficult to extend the session significantly ahead of this….Read more

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LDP concerned about Okinawa election prospects amid COVID-19 resurgence

Yomiuri wrote that the LDP is worried that the surge in COVID-19 cases in Okinawa will have adverse effects on the Nago mayoral election to be held on Jan. 23, as the rising epidemic curve may rekindle anti-U.S. military sentiment among locals. The ruling party is supporting the reelection bid by incumbent Mayor Toguchi, who is not opposed to the….Read more

  • January 7, 2022
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Kishida to seek “stable administration” thru Upper House poll

Tokyo, Jan. 5 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday said he will seek the establishment of a “stable administration” by winning this summer’s House of Councillors election.   “Strong governing ability is needed above anything else” for dealing with issues including the novel coronavirus, economic revitalization, and diplomacy and security, Kishida said at a New Year’s party hosted….Read more


Kishida prioritizes LDP with sights on UH election

By Sasai Tsuneo   On Nov. 30, Prime Minister Kishida Fumio was discussing the Upper House election with Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Vice-President Aso Taro and Secretary-General Motegi Toshimitsu in the LDP president’s office on the 4th floor of LDP headquarters.   “The Upper House wants to hold the election as early as possible,” said Kishida, glancing at a document….Read more

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Over 170 planning to run in Japan’s 2022 Upper House election

Tokyo, Dec. 29 (Jiji Press)–A total of 175 people are currently planning to run in the triennial election for Japan’s House of Councillors, the upper chamber of parliament, that is slated for summer 2022, according to a Jiji Press survey.   In the election, expected to take place on July 10, 125 of the Upper House’s 248 seats will be….Read more


Interview: CDP chief vows to win more Upper House seats

Tokyo, Dec. 23 (Jiji Press)–The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan is resolved to increase the number of seats in the House of Councillors through the next summer’s election, CDP leader Kenta Izumi said in a recent interview with Jiji Press.     “We aim to field candidates in all constituencies (in the Upper House election),” Izumi said. “We’ll try to retake the seats….Read more

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