Japan`s ruling camp wins local polls in `Abenomics` litmus test: Media

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s ruling coalition on Sunday won local elections seen as a referendum on his efforts to boost the economy before upper house elections next year, news reports said.

PM Modi congratulates Japan PM on election victory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated his counterpart Shinzo Abe on being re-elected for a third term as the Prime Minister of Japan and said he looks forward to continuing to work closely with him to strengthen the bilateral ties.

Japan heads to polls with Abe on course to retain power

Japan heads to polls with Abe on course to retain power

Voters began casting ballots in Japan on Sunday for a general election likely to return Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to power, and billed as a referendum on his economic policy.

Kerala court orders BJP, LDF to pay Rs 3,700 as compensation

A Kerala court has directed leaders of BJP and the CPI(M) led LDF to pay Rs 3,700 as compensation to a small-scale industrialist at Kalamassery, who was prevented from opening his establishment on a strike day in September 2011.

Shinzo Abe-led LDP wins Japan general elections

In what could fuel up the furor with China, Japan`s Liberal Democratic Party surged back to power in a major election victory on Sunday.

Nationalist Shinzo Abe likely to be Japan`s next PM

Shinzo Abe is likely to be the next prime minister of Japan after his Liberal Democratic Party`s victory in Japan`s parliamentary election on Sunday.

Conservative Liberal Democratic Party wins landslide in Japan

After three years in opposition, the Conservative Liberal Democratic Party of Japan is slated to return to power in a landslide election victory.

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.

Japan new PM Noda enjoys strong voter support

Yoshihiko Noda, a fiscal hawk, became Japan`s sixth premier in five years, pledging to quickly tackle fiscal reforms to rein in huge public debt.

Japan`s LDP presidential candidates differ on reinvigorating party

Three aspirants for the presidency of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) differ over the issue of how to bolster the spirit of the party deeply despondent at its crushing defeat in the August 30 elections.

Aso to resign as LDP chief before Diet session on Sept 16

Japan PM Taro Aso said Tuesday that he will resign as president of the LDP on the morning of September 16 before the House of Representatives elects the next prime minister in a special Diet session, LDP officials said.

Japan’s outgoing PM apologises for LDP`s defeat

Japan’s outgoing prime minister Taro Aso on visited dozens of industry and other organisations in Tokyo, offering his apologies for his Liberal Democratic Party`s crushing defeat in Sunday`s general election.

Democrats sweep Japan polls after 54 yrs

Japan`s ruling party conceded a crushing defeat Sunday after 54 years of nearly unbroken rule.

Candidates make final pitch on eve of Japan election

Candidates across Japan made their final pitch on Saturday on the eve of an election the opposition looks set to win, giving the untested Democrats the job of tackling record unemployment and a fast-aging society.

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.

Japan opposition hits back as LDP takes off gloves

Japan`s opposition Democratic Party lashed out on Friday at what it charged was a misleading negative campaign by the ruling party ahead of an election that Prime Minister Taro Aso`s coalition is in danger of losing.