POLITICS > Elections

  • BOXES
  • LIST

POLITICS > Elections

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
  • , Okinawa Times
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS > Elections

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.
  • English Press

POLITICS

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.
  • English Press

POLITICS > Elections

Editorial: Japan’s ruling LDP sweeps election, now PM Kishida needs to show ‘identity’

TOKYO — Amid the extraordinary circumstances where a former prime minister was shot and killed two days before a House of Councillors election, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partner Komeito secured a majority in the upper house on July 10. This signifies that Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s administration has won voters’ confidence following his party’s strong….Read more

POLITICS > Elections

Record 35 women win seats in Upper House

Mainichi reported that a record 35 women won seats in the Upper House election on Sunday. The previous high of 28 was set in 2016 and matched in 2019. A total of 181 women ran in the race, accounting for 33% of all candidates. The paper noted that the percentage of women among those elected rose by 5.4 points from….Read more

  • July 12, 2022
  • , Mainichi
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS > Elections

NHK reporter’s analysis of LDP’s landslide victory

Concerning the LDP’s landslide victory in the Upper House election on Sunday, NHK’s political reporter Yamazaki analyzed that Prime Minister Kishida will now be able to manage the government while putting more emphasis on his key policies. He said that since the ruling coalition also won in the Lower House election last year, Prime Minister Kishida will be able to….Read more

  • July 11, 2022
  • , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY > Okinawa

Anti-Henoko candidate retains Upper House seat in Okinawa

Okinawa Times and Ryukyu Shimpo reported extensively on the results of the Sunday Upper House election. In the Okinawa electoral district, incumbent Iha Yoichi, an independent supported by the All-Okinawa Coalition opposing the construction of a “new base” at Henoko, was reelected for a second term. Iha, who won 274,235 votes, beat his rival Koja Genta, a 38-year-old newcomer supported….Read more

  • July 11, 2022
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS > Elections

Editorial: Japan needs politics to ease public’s worries after LDP, Komeito election win

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior coalition partner Komeito won a majority of the seats contested in the July 10 House of Councillors election — a public assessment of the past nine months under the administration of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.   Now, unless the House of Representatives is dissolved, there will be no major national elections….Read more

  • Ambassador
  • Ukraine
  • OPINION POLLS
  • COVID-19
  • Trending Japan