Over the weekend more than 65, protested in Okinawa, where public anger against the concentration U. Marine was arrested in connection with the death of a local woman in May, and a U. Navy sailor pleaded guilty to raping a Japanese tourist in March. Also on Sunday about 7, Japanese demonstrated in front of the parliament building in Tokyo.
Liberal Democratic Party Returns to Power in Japan - The New York Times
In a chaotic election crowded with new parties making sweeping promises, from abolishing nuclear power after the Fukushima accident to creating an American-style federal system, the Liberal Democrats prevailed with their less radical vision of reviving the recession-bound economy and standing up to China. Some here saw the victory pointing to a greater willingness by this long pacifist nation to accept Mr. Abe acknowledged as much, saying that his party had simply ridden a wave of public disgust in the failures of his opponents. Abe, 58, told reporters.
As U.S. midterm elections draw near, majority of Japanese-Americans support Democrats
Japan has other minor parties not represented in Parliament which have never been represented before , some are new, others with communist and socialist ideologies, as well as a few nationalist , reformist , and far-right parties. Some of them include:. Note: Postwar parties often give themselves "English" names which sometimes differ significantly from translations of their Japanese names. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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