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 Amending premium payments taken as hostage in exchange for heavier sales tax (June 21, 2016)
 Opinion polls show majority of public expect opposition parties to win more Diet seats (June 21, 2016)
 Abe’s ambition for constitutional revision emerges as hot election issue (June 21, 2016)
 Basic agreement on TPP separates farmers from LDP (June 18, 2016)
 Vote ‘No’ against Abe’s media interference (June 18, 2016)
 Opposition alliance demands debates among party leaders during election campaign (June 17, 2016)
 JCP Fujino attends ‘youth summit meeting’ (June 17, 2016)
 JCP ranks first in delivering petition signatures to Diet (June 17, 2016)
 Shii: JCP will work to field joint opposition candidate in Tokyo gubernatorial race (June 16, 2016)
 Tokyo Governor Masuzoe resigns over political money scandals (June 16, 2016)
 Abe desperately runs negative campaign against opposition alliance (June 15, 2016)
 Nagasaki Hibakusha sue gov’t for unconstitutional war laws (June 9, 2016)
 Abe intends to reuse misleading tactics to win July election (June 9, 2016)
 JCP lawmaker’s questioning on TPP attracts media attention (June 9, 2016)
 4 parties and Civil Alliance confirm many policies in common in addition to scrapping war laws (June 8, 2016)
 PM’s claim that ‘Abenomics contributed to increase in tax revenues’ is blatant lie (June 8 & 9, 2016)
 Pro-governor political parties gain majority in Okinawa prefectural assembly election (June 7, 2016)
 Tokyoites not satisfied with report on Gov. Masuzoe’s ‘inappropriate’ spending of public funds (June 7, 2016)
 40,000 citizens rally to change politics with opposition bloc’s victory in Upper House election (June 6, 2016)
 Bribery of Amari dropped but Abe still responsible for holding the ex-minister accountable for scandal[Editorial] (June 5, 2016)
 Shii: stop imposing on people choice between higher consumption tax and lowered welfare services (June 3, 2016)
 Tokyo Governor Masuzoe should fully account for his money scandals (June 2, 2016)
 JCP resolves to open a new page in Japanese politics through July Upper House election[Editorial] (June 2, 2016)
 Joint opposition candidates finally chosen in all single-seat constituencies for upcoming Upper House election (June 1, 2016)
 Shii: Opposition parties’ joint proposal of no-confidence motion will lead to further cooperation (June 1, 2016)
 4 opposition parties’ bill calls for participation of more women in politics (May 31, 2016)
 JCP Kira calls on university students to take action for political change (May 30, 2016)
 JCP member becomes joint opposition candidate in Kagawa (May 28, 2016)
 Okinawa Prefectural Assembly race starts focusing on the base issue (May 28, 2016)
 4 opposition parties jointly submit bill to eliminate discrimination against LGBT (May 28, 2016)
 Shii criticizes both Japanese and US leaders for skirting around SOFA (May 27, 2016)
 Shii shakes hands with Ozawa to support joint opposition candidate (May 26, 2016)
 JCP Akamine criticizes gov’t for taking no measures to prevent crimes by US servicemen (May 25, 2016)
 Bookshop owner doubts Masuzoe’s explanation for political fund scandal (May 24, 2016)
 Diet seat reduction bill enacted (May 21, 2016)
 4 opposition leaders agree to prevent consumption tax hike to 10% (May 20, 2016)
 Shii demands cancellation of tax hike plan, citing decline in both wages and consumer spending (May 19, 2016)
 PM Abe’s ‘dynamic engagement plan’ goes against public demands (May 19, 2016)
 JCP Tokyo submits written question to governor on his alleged misuse of political funds (May 19 and 20, 2016)
 Koike’s proposal for Diet committee to listen to ALS patient is accepted (May 18, 2016)
 Lower House passes supplementary budget drafted to help victims of Kumamoto quakes (May 17, 2016)
 4,000 young people call for vote to change politics (May 16, 2016)
 JCP Okinawa protests gov’t policy to cut subsidies for schools near US bases (May 13 & 14, 2016)
 Tokyo governor must be held accountable for political fund scandal (May 14, 2016)
 Gov’t must abolish ‘secret agreement’ with US over bringing-in of nuclear weapons to Japan[Editorial] (May 12, 2016)
 JCP Kami demands special aid for quake-hit farmers in Kumamoto (May 11, 2016)
 On Children’s Day, mothers’ groups hold events to oppose war laws at various locations (May 7, 2016)
 Bring down Abe gov’t to protect children’s future[Editorial] (May 5, 2016)
 4 opposition leaders take part in Constitution Day rally along with 50,000 people (May 4, 2016)
 Koike: let’s increase united efforts between citizens and opposition parties to restore constitutionalism (May 3, 2016)

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