Japan minister denies ties to hate speech group: Govt

A Japanese cabinet minister did not know that people with whom she was photographed years ago belonged to a right-wing group now known for "hate speech" demos, a government spokesman said on Thursday, the third recent case of politically embarrassing snapshots of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s new leadership line-up.

Candidates make final appeal in Japan election

Candidates for the upper house of Japan`s parliament made final campaign pushes on Saturday, a day before elections that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s ruling coalition is expected to easily win.

Japan`s PM Shinzo Abe set for win in poll

After six years of political turmoil and a slew of short-term PMs, Japan looks set for stability if PM Shinzo Abe`s ruling bloc wins this weekend`s election.

Ruling party gains in Tokyo Assembly election

Japan`s ruling party welcomed its sweeping gains in a Tokyo Assembly election that was closely watched as an indicator.

US vows to forge closer ties with Japan’s new govt

The Obama administration will seek to forge a close relationship with Japan’s new Liberal Democratic Party-led government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Abe vows to improve Sino-Japanese ties

Shinzo Abe, leader of Japan`s LDP, said in the western Japanese prefecture of Yamaguchi that he would make efforts to improve Japan-China ties.

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.

Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda quits as party chief after election loss

Taking the responsibility for his party`s loss in parliamentary elections upon himself, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Sunday resigned as the chief of the Democratic Party of Japan.

Japan’s opposition party picks new leader

Japan`s main opposition Liberal Democratic Party chose former finance minister Sadakazu Tanigaki as its new leader on Monday.

Japan opposition may score landslide win: Report

Japan`s opposition Democratic Party may be headed for a big landslide victory in August 30 General Election, knocking the conservative ruling party out of power for only the second time in 54 years, a newspaper said on Saturday.

Japan opposition maintains strong lead ahead of vote: Poll

Japan`s main opposition has maintained its strong lead over Prime Minister Taro Aso`s party ahead of Parliamentary Elections on August 30, according to a poll published on Monday.

Pro-West parties narrowly beat Moldova Communists

Moldova`s pro-Western parties said on Wednesday they`ll forge an alliance after winning a narrow lead in Parliamentary Elections — a stinging setback to Europe`s last communist-run government.