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Tokyo Governor

Tokyo Governor Koike Upstages the Opposition SNA (Tokyo) — Additional signs are emerging that Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is not only besting the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, but that she is becoming so dominant in the capital city so as to nearly eliminate the political

Political Parties

Public Subsidies for National Political Parties SNA (Tokyo) — The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has published the amounts of public subsidies that will be received in 2017 by the national political parties. These amounts derive from calculations based on the recent electoral performance

Democratic Party

Democratic Party Again Rejects Coalition Proposal SNA (Tokyo) — The renewed suggestion by Japan Communist Party Chair Kazuo Shii that four-party cooperation in elections logically entails discussion of a possible four-party coalition government was quickly batted down by both Democratic Party leader Renho as well