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Japan CDP aims to rebuild party after crushing defeat

Tokyo, July 13 (Jiji Press)–The major opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan will accelerate efforts to rebuild its strength after suffering a crushing defeat in Sunday’s House of Councillors election.     CDP President Kenta Izumi has pledged to make preparations for unified local elections next spring after analyzing the results of the election for the upper chamber of the Diet, Japan’s….Read more

  • July 13, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 1:08 p.m.
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Former Lower House member Shimoji to run in Okinawa gubernatorial race

All national dailies wrote that former House of Representatives member Shimoji Mikio announced on Wednesday via YouTube livestream his intention to run in the Okinawa gubernatorial election to be held on Sept. 11. Shimoji, who served six terms as a Lower House member, was defeated in the gubernatorial race in 2014 and the general election in October 2021. Asahi wrote….Read more

  • July 14, 2022
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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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