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The rise and fall of Japan's Democratic Party
Failure in Sunday's election after three years in power leaves leftists once again relegated to the sidelines.
Last updated: 17 Dec 2012 11:34 GMT
Dozens of MPs quit Japan party over tax rise
More than 50 members of ruling Democratic Party resign in protest over government's controversial sales tax increase.
Last updated: 02 Jul 2012 07:51 GMT
Japan PM wins crucial vote to raise sales tax
Plan to double sales tax approved in parliament, but enough fellow Democrats reject rise to threaten ruling-party unity.
Last updated: 26 Jun 2012 15:57 GMT
Japan's lower parliament passes tax increase
Prime minister risks party split in negotiating new tax aimed at shrinking massive public debt.
Last updated: 26 Jun 2012 15:39 GMT
Japanese PM shakes up cabinet
Yoshihiko Noda unveils new ministerial lineup in bid to secure cross-party backing for plan to double sales tax.
Last updated: 04 Jun 2012 11:36 GMT
Japan's 'Shadow Shogun' acquitted in scandal
Ruling party heavyweight Ichiro Ozawa found not guilty of a major political funding scandal.
Last updated: 26 Apr 2012 02:07 GMT
Japanese politician Ozawa goes on trial
One of Japan's most influential politicians pleads not guilty to charges of breaking political fund-raising laws.
Last updated: 06 Oct 2011 08:39 GMT
New Japanese PM unveils youthful cabinet
Defying expectations, Yoshihiko Noda bases his selections on unity building rather than political experience.
Last updated: 02 Sep 2011 08:39 GMT
Japan's ruling party set to elect new leader
Five candidates in contest to become Japan's sixth prime minister in five years amid internal political crisis.
Last updated: 28 Aug 2011 07:50 GMT
Japan PM calls for nuclear plant shutdown
Naoto Kan calls for closure of Hamaoka plant, considered at high risk from a powerful earthquake in coming decades.
Last updated: 06 May 2011 18:07 GMT
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Australia's indigenous incarceration crisis
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Canada's sexual harassment at work problem
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