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Editorial: LDP must lead rebuilding of Japan’s Diet after landslide election victory

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which won the July 10 House of Councillors election in Japan by a landslide, has a grave responsibility to take back the primary role of the Diet, also called “the citadel of discourse.”   The latest upper house race was an election where the power of democracy was challenged after former Prime Minister Shinzo….Read more

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Lawsuits filed to contest election results over large vote disparity

A group of lawyers filed lawsuits across the nation on July 11 seeking to nullify results from the latest Upper House election, arguing that a flaw in the electoral system produced unfair outcomes in some locations.    The lawyers filed lawsuits with 14 high courts and their branches, arguing that carrying out the vote despite glaring disparities in the vote weight….Read more

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Sanseito meets requirements as Japanese political party

Tokyo, July 12 (Jiji Press)–Emerging political group Sanseito met requirements for legal status as a political party in Sunday’s election for the House of Councillors, the upper chamber of the Diet, Japan’s parliament.   The requirements are set under the public offices election law and the political party subsidies law.   In the Upper House poll, Sanseito with a nationalistic….Read more

  • July 12, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 11:58 a.m.
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Support for Kishida Cabinet rises after election 

A Yomiuri poll conducted on Monday and Tuesday showed that cabinet support rose by 8 points to 65% from the previous survey conducted on June 22-23. Some 73% said they are worried that the fatal shooting of former Prime Minister Abe poses a threat to democracy in Japan, while 24% said they don’t feel that way. Some 32% said the shooting….Read more

  • July 13, 2022
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei , Kyodo
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Iha renews opposition to FRF construction at Henoko

Okinawa Times ran an interview with Iha Yoichi, who secured his Upper House seat in the Sunday election with the support of the All-Okinawa Coalition opposing the construction of a “new base” at Henoko. Iha claimed that the election results reflect the Okinawa people’s will to stop the construction. He also said that although the GOJ may want to replace….Read more

  • July 12, 2022
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Focus: Kishida to tackle rising prices, pandemic after election

Tokyo, July 11 (Jiji Press)–After winning a mandate in Sunday’s House of Councillors election, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday pledged to make the utmost efforts to clear mounting challenges, citing soaring prices, the Ukraine crisis and the novel coronavirus pandemic.     Noting that Japan is in one of the most difficult times in the postwar period, Kishida at….Read more

  • July 11, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 11:27 p.m.
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Editorial: Postponement of difficult issues can no longer be tolerated

“Deliberations” on and “postponements” of policies will no longer be tolerated. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida needs to produce tangible results by making use of the stable foundation he gained in the House of Councillors election.   In the upper house election, the Liberal Democratic Party won 63 seats, securing a majority of the 124 seats for six-year terms contested in….Read more

  • July 12, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 12:10 p.m.
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