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Japan PM dissolves Parliament, fresh polls on Dec 16

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012, 09:30

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda dissolved Parliament on Friday, and the elections will be held next month.

Japan: Triumphant Hatoyama pledges consensus-building

Last Updated: Monday, August 31, 2009, 12:39

Yukio Hatoyama, who led his Opposition party to a landslide win in Japan`s weekend elections on Monday promised to build consensus and avoid "arrogance" in pursuing his party`s political programme.

Japan`s ruling party heads to polls as underdog

Last Updated: Saturday, August 29, 2009, 20:11

Japan`s ruling Conservative Party was expected to suffer an overwhelming defeat tomorrow in hotly contested elections.

Japan election campaign kicks off

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 12:06

Japan`s poll campaign kicked off Tuesday, less than two weeks before polls in which the centre-left opposition party is widely tipped to take power.