Democratic Party Of Japan

  • Japan's next PM must cope with China, economy December 17, 2012

    Tokyo: Conservative ex-premier Shinzo Abe will get a second chance to lead Japan after his Liberal Democratic Party surged back to power in Sunday's election, but he must move swiftly to bolster a sagging economy and manage strained ties with China to avoid the fate of his short-lived predecessors. Abe,...
  • Japan votes in election, LDP may return to power December 16, 2012

    Tokyo: Japan voted on Sunday in an election expected to return the conservative Liberal Democratic Party to power after a three-year hiatus, giving ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a chance to push his hawkish security agenda and radical economic recipe. Polls opened at 0700 am (2200 GMT) and will close at...
  • Yoshihiko Noda to be Japan's next PM August 30, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda is to be voted in on Tuesday as the country's sixth prime minister in five years amid doubts he can unite his fractious ruling party while tackling myriad economic ills and a nuclear crisis. Noda, a 54-year-old fiscal hawk who wants to curb Japan's huge...
  • Yukio Hatoyama elected PM of Japan September 16, 2009

    Tokyo: One-time opposition leader Yukio Hatoyama was elected Japan's Prime Minister on Wednesday by Parliament, ushering in a sea change in Japanese politics. Both chambers of the Diet selected the 62-year-old self-proclaimed reformer after his Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) won a landslide victory in August 30 parliamentary elections, trouncing the...
  • No honeymoon period for Japan's next leader August 31, 2009

    Tokyo: Japan's next leader, Yukio Hatoyama, began talks on Monday on forming a government to tackle challenges such as record unemployment and a fast-ageing society after voters gave his party a sweeping mandate for change. Sunday's historic election win by the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) breaks a deadlock in parliament...
  • Japan ruling party set to lose power after 54 years August 30, 2009

    Tokyo: Japan's opposition party won historic elections in an apparent landslide on Sunday, media projections said, sending the conservatives to defeat after 54 years of nearly unbroken rule amid widespread economic anxiety and desire for change. The left-of-center Democratic Party of Japan was set to win 300 or more of the...