Voting underway in Japan general elections

Japan went to polls in general elections on Sunday with speculations that LDP leader Shinzo Abe might reportedly oust DPJ PM Yoshihiko Noda govt.

Dec 16, 2012, 09:09 AM IST

DPJ defectors to launch new party `Kizuna`

Lawmakers who quit the ruling
DPJ in protest against party leader and prime minister Yoshihiko Noda`s sales tax hike plan intend to launch a new party.

Dec 31, 2011, 16:07 PM IST

Japan`s re-elected PM moves on yen, faces China`s fury

Japan`s re-elected PM Kan has initiated steps to tackle the yen`s damaging surge.

Sep 15, 2010, 14:08 PM IST

Japan PM faces deadlock after poll rout

Japan`s premier faced an uphill battle Monday to push through promised reforms after his party`s poll rout at the weekend.

Jul 12, 2010, 11:49 AM IST

Indicted lawmaker Ishikawa tenders resignation from DPJ

Tomohiro Ishikawa, a Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker and former aide to DPJ Secretary General Ichiro Ozawa, tendered his resignation from the ruling party on Thursday following his indictment over funding irregularities.

Feb 11, 2010, 19:30 PM IST

DPJ maintains wide lead over LDP among eligible voters: Poll

The main opposition Democratic
Party of Japan maintained its substantial lead over the ruling
Liberal Democratic Party among responding eligible voters
ahead of the August 30 general election, a survey revealed
on Monday.

Aug 17, 2009, 21:39 PM IST