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Taking up herewith Japanese Political Trend News including the situation of 09 Election.
Political Trend in Japan will be read via these News.
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Aug 15 Japan's Governor Higashikokubaru Urges Change in Political System (VOA News)
 A popular comedian turned Japanese politician says the country needs to shift power to regional governments and embrace a two-party political system. The governor of Japan's Miyazaki prefecture weighed in on the coming general election in an address to foreign correspondents. Hideo Higashikokubaru knows how to command a room. After all, the governor of Japan's Miyazaki prefecture spent two decades as a popular comedian. These days he is using his star appeal to push a different cause: the decentralization of government.
Aug 15 Japan, U.S. eyeing clean energy development project (AP)
 Japan and the United States aim to agree in November on a joint project to develop clean energy sources such as solar power and biofuels as part of their efforts to forge a new partnership in combating global warming, sources close to Japan-U.S. relations said Friday. The two countries are expected to push ahead with the envisaged joint project even if a change of government occurs in Japan after the Aug. 30 House of Representatives election, according to the sources.
Aug 15 LDP, opposition parties differ on policy over U.S. nuclear umbrella (AP)
 The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner insist Japan should remain under the U.S. nuclear umbrella, while opposition parties varied in their policies on the issue, a survey conducted by an antinuclear group showed Friday.
Aug 14 Less clout for Japan Inc.? (BusinessWeek)
 Does Japan Inc. need the Liberal Democratic Party? That's the question circulating in boardrooms and corner offices across Japan. In national elections on Aug. 30, the LDP - which has ruled the country almost nonstop since World War II - is likely to get the boot in favor of the Democratic Party of Japan. And some Japanese fret that the DPJ may not be any better at steering the economy than the hapless incumbents.
Aug 14 Happiness party denies poll exit (Japan Times)
 The newly founded Happiness Realization Party denied Thursday it would withdraw from the Aug. 30 general election, apparently reversing a decision to cancel the fielding of 347 candidates nationwide. At a news conference, however, officials from the party, which was founded by the Happy Science religion, said they would be unable to field some of the candidates who initially intended to run. They didn't elaborate.
Aug 13 Happiness Realization Party may withdraw from general election (AP)
 Japan's newly founded Happiness Realization Party may withdraw its plan to field candidates in all 300 single-seat and 11 proportional-representation constituencies in the Aug. 30 general election, party sources said Thursday. While the party, created in May by the Happy Science religious corporation, was considering fielding 347 candidates in total, it will draw a conclusion on the issue on the day, according to the sources.
Aug 13 Full-page newspaper ad promotes East Sea over Sea of Japan (Yonhap)
 A full-page advertisement appeared in The Washington Post Wednesday to promote the name of East Sea to describe the waters between Korea and Japan, commonly called the Sea of Japan. "There is no Sea of Japan in the world," said the ad, sponsored by a group of South Korean activists angry at the newspaper's use of Sea of Japan in its article.
Aug 13 Aso, Hatoyama rap each other over policies on finances in debate (AP)
 With a couple of weeks to go before the general election, opposition leader Yukio Hatoyama accused Prime Minister Taro Aso in their debate Wednesday of wasting taxpayers' money without drastic administrative reform and plunging Japan deeply into debt. Liberal Democratic Party President Aso, for his part, blamed Hatoyama for the Democratic Party of Japan's vagueness on how to secure funding to implement what Aso called "pork-barrel policies," pointing to some of the DPJ's campaign promises such as monthly allowances for children and scrap expressway tolls.
Aug 12 Japanese voters look to vote for opposition to punish ruling party (Xinhua)
 For the first time in a generation, it looks as if Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) may lose power as the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) rides high in polls just weeks before an Aug. 30 election. However, analysts say that the DPJ's likely victory is mainly due to voters aiming to punish the LDP.
Aug 12 Aso, Hatoyama trade barbs over consumption tax ahead of election (AP)
 Prime Minister Taro Aso and opposition leader Yukio Hatoyama exchanged barbs Tuesday about whether to raise the 5-percent consumption tax in a television debate held ahead of the Aug. 30 general election. "We must attain economic growth to an extent that enables a consumption tax hike in three years," Aso, head of the Liberal Democratic Party, told the television program.
Aug 11 Aso, 15 of 17 Cabinet ministers say won't visit Yasukuni on Aug. 15 (AP)
 Prime Minister Taro Aso and 15 ministers in his 17-member Cabinet will likely refrain from visiting Yasukuni Shrine on Saturday, the 64th anniversary of the end of World War II, to avoid repercussions from neighboring countries.
Aug 11 Shrine a litmus test for Japan's premiers (Los Angeles Times)
 Every Aug. 15, the normally serene Yasukuni shrine in the center of Tokyo becomes the setting for a stakeout. The watchers are Japan's media. And they're watching for politicians, keeping count of who does and who does not show at this shrine to the war dead on the emotionally charged anniversary of Imperial Japan's surrender in World War II.
Aug 10 Your Party files for recognition as political party (AP)
 Your Party, a minor party led by a former Liberal Democratic Party member, Yoshimi Watanabe, filed with the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry on Monday as a political party. The party counts as members four former House of Representatives lawmakers -- Kenji Eda, Motoko Hirotsu, Koichi Yamauchi and Watanabe -- and one House of Councillors lawmaker, Keiichiro Asao, thus meeting the minimum required number of lawmakers.
Aug 10 Japan told to halt aid to Kurils (Moscow Times)
 The Foreign Ministry announced on Friday that Russia has stopped accepting Japanese humanitarian aid to the Kuril Islands, which have been receiving the assistance for 18 years. "The Japanese side has received explanations that there is no need for further humanitarian aid," the ministry said in a statement, without elaborating.
Aug 10 Aso suffers another kanji gaffe (Japan Times)
 Prime Minister Taro Aso made another mistake Sunday regarding kanji, immediately drawing criticism from some opposition lawmakers. Aso said "shoseki" when he should have said "kizuato" (scars) while reading a speech in Nagasaki about the 1945 atomic bombing.
Aug 09 Japan govt change may nuke relations with India (India Times)
 A Likely change of regime in Japan may complicate India's equations with the Nuclear Suppliers' Group as well as Tokyo's development assistance to infrastructure projects in the country, according to a note prepared by the ministry of external affairs.
Aug 08 Obama unlikely to visit Hiroshima, Nagasaki: Foreign Ministry official (Mainichi)
 U.S. President Barack Obama is unlikely to visit the atomic-bombed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki when he comes to Japan in mid-November, a high-ranking Foreign Ministry official said.
Aug 08 Japan PM front-runner calls for single Asian currency (canada.com)
 Japanese opposition leader Yukio Hatoyama, seen as the likely next prime minister, has called for a single Asian currency to strengthen the region's economic and political ties. "We should aim to unify currencies in the region and realize an Asian common currency," Hatoyama said in an article he contributed to the monthly magazine Voice to be published on Monday.
Aug 08 Clinton's success highlights Japan's abductee failures (Japan Times)
 Former U.S. President Bill Clinton's dramatic trip to North Korea this week to win the release of two American journalists stands in sharp contrast to Japan's lack of an effective strategy to resolve the fate of its own citizens abducted by Pyongyang.
Aug 07 Obama wants 'strong' start with Japan (AFP)
 President Barack Obama Thursday pledged to get off to a strong, diplomatic start with key US ally Japan, praising his choice for ambassador to Tokyo ahead of his Senate confirmation vote. Obama said the US relationship with Japan was one of the "cornerstones of our security and economic wellbeing."
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By J.S. on Aug 19, 2009
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