Social Democratic Party
January 15, 2015
Despite losing in the recent Lower House election, openly gay politician Taiga Ishikawa vows to fight on for the rights of sexual minorities.
February 03, 2014
Japanese LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) politicians are making a major push in public, and in secret, to give sexual minorities a bigger voice in government.
October 15, 2013
Vowing party reform and to increase pro-Constitution forces, Diet member Tadatomo Yoshida was selected as the new head of the opposition Social Democratic Party on Oct. 14, in...
July 26, 2013
Mizuho Fukushima, head of the Social Democratic Party for the last decade, resigned July 25 because of her party’s disastrous defeat in the Upper House election held last...
July 04, 2013
Opposition parties, desperate to cut the lead of the ruling party ahead of the Upper House election, peppered Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with questions about his policies on the ...
December 10, 2012
With the Dec. 16 Lower House election looming, Japan's two long-established left-leaning parties are struggling to make their voices heard in an increasingly hawkish debate.
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