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UH members from Okinawa form new parliamentary group

Yoichi Iha, the newly elected House of Councillors member from the Okinawa constituency, and Keiko Itokazu, who is also a UH member in Okinawa, submitted the formation of a new parliamentary group called “Okinawa no kaze [winds of Okinawa]” on July 26. They will commit themselves to scrapping the plan to relocate the U.S. Marines Air Station Futenma to Henoko,….Read more

  • July 27, 2016
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People’s Life, SDP set up a unified parliamentary group

The People’s Life Party and the Social Democratic Party submitted to the secretariat of the House of Councillors the formation of a unified parliamentary group “Kibo no kai (group of hope)” inside the chamber on July 26. This brings their combined membership in the UH to five – two from the People’s Life Party and three from the SDP. They….Read more

  • July 27, 2016
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Toyofumi Yoshida joins Initiatives from Osaka

Initiatives from Osaka (Osaka Ishin no Kai) announced and informed the Secretariat of the House of Representatives on July 26 that Lower House member Toyofumi Yoshida (elected in the proportional representation Hokuriku-Shinetsu bloc) has joined the party. Consequently, the balance of power in the Lower House is as follows:  

  • July 27, 2016
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LDP Secretary General Tanigaki suffering from spinal cord injury

Several networks reported at noon that LDP Secretary General Tanigaki suffered an injury to the cervical spine when he fell off a bicycle on July 16. LDP Acting Secretary General Hosoda told reporters this morning that although Tanigaki is recovering, he doesn’t know when Tanigaki will be able to return to work. Noting that the Abe cabinet and LDP leadership….Read more

  • July 26, 2016
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Outlook of cabinet, LDP leadership reshuffle on Aug. 3

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be reshuffling his cabinet and the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leadership on Aug. 3. He intends to maintain the basic structure of his administration to propel Abenomics, so Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who have supported him since the start of the second Abe administration, will….Read more

  • July 25, 2016
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48 Upper House members shuffled

The six-year term of office as House of Councillors members, elected in 2010, expired on July 25. According to a calculation by the Asahi Shimbun, a total of 24 members of six parties and independents did not run in the July 10 Upper House election and 24 incumbents of four parties and independents were  defeated in the poll.   In….Read more

  • July 26, 2016
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DP to appoint Toshio Ogawa as its Upper House chairman

The main opposition Democratic Party (DP) decided on July 25 to appoint former Justice Minister Toshio Ogawa, 68, to replace Akira Gunji, who is chairman of the DP caucus in the House of Councillors. Ogawa was the only person who registered his candidacy for chairmanship. The chairman’ term is two years. On July 29, the DP will formally approve Ogawa’s….Read more

  • July 26, 2016
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LDP regains majority in Upper House for first time in 27 years

 All papers reported on Sunday that the LDP regained a majority of seats in the Upper House for the first time in 27 years after the party decided to accept the membership of Tatsuo Hirano, an independent lawmaker in the Iwate prefectural constituency. Nikkei said the ruling party now has 122 seats in the Upper House, adding that the number….Read more

  • July 24, 2016
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Watanabe’s return to politics may bring Initiatives from Osaka closer to gov’t

The gap between Initiatives from Osaka (Osaka Ishin no Kai) and the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may be about to shrink. Yoshimi Watanabe, who has been elected to the House of Councillors on proportional representation, has taken the post of vice president in the party. His views on policy are similar to those of the government and he….Read more

  • July 24, 2016
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POLITICS > Diet

LDP, DP mull appointment of lawmakers to lead constitution debate in Diet

There is great interest in the appointment of officials by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and the Democratic Party (DP) to take charge of the constitution issue ahead of the start of the constitutional revision debate when the extraordinary Diet session convenes this fall. This is because the officials in charge of the top ruling and opposition parties play a….Read more

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