By Ken Moritsugu Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s ruling coalition was headed for a resounding victory in lower house elections Sunday, firming up Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s hold on power as he prepares to push forward on several politically difficult fronts.
By Malcolm Foster The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition won a comfortable majority in the upper house of parliament in elections July 21, giving it control of both chambers and a mandate to press ahead with difficult economic reforms. The win is an endorsement of the Liberal Democratic […]
By Staff The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s ruling part welcomed its sweeping gains in the Tokyo Assembly election on June 24 in a closely watched contest that is an indicator of how Japan’s major parties will fare in parliamentary polls next month.
By Malcolm Foster The Associated Press TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan’s conservative Liberal Democratic Party returned to power in a landslide election victory Sunday, Dec. 16, after three years in opposition, according to unofficial results, signaling a rightward shift in the government that could further heighten tensions with China, a key economic partner, as well as […]
By Malcom Foster The Associated Press TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda dissolved the lower house of parliament on Friday, Nov. 16, paving the way for elections in which his ruling party will likely give way to a weak coalition government divided over how to solve the nation’s problems.
After a week of violent protests in early December, India agreed to split the southern state of Andhra Pradesh into two separate states, forming the new state of Telangana. The decision was made following an 11-day hunger strike by Telangana Rashtra Samiti party leader K. Chandrasekara Rao and a week of
By Eric Talmadge The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Under a big red flag, the headquarters of the Communist Party of Japan are at the center of the most vibrant grassroots movement in the country. The party’s ranks are swelling. It has 24,000 branch offices, and more than a million people read its newspaper. As […]