HOME > NATION > Article

Text Size




DPFP May Become Destabilizing Factor in Opposition Unity

DPFP May Become Destabilizing Factor in Opposition Unity

   Tokyo, April 6 (Jiji Press)--The major Japanese opposition Democratic Party for the People has been following its own path in parliamentary affairs and other matters, hoping to boost its presence ahead of the next House of Representatives election.
   The strategy, however, has driven an even deeper wedge between the DPFP and other opposition parties, including the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, casting a shadow over the CDP-led opposition bloc's hopes of working together in the election for the all-important lower chamber of the Diet, Japan's parliament, among other issues.
   "We pride ourselves in making new proposals ahead of other parties," DPFP leader Yuichiro Tamaki told a press conference after the party's convention on Friday, the first since it was formed last September through a revamp of the former DPFP.
   As part of measures related to the novel coronavirus crisis, the DPFP had proposed that the government should establish a ministerial post to tackle the increasingly serious issue of social isolation and loneliness, and create a program to pay benefits to businesses hit hard by the pandemic based on the size of their operations.
   Members of the party believe that they have helped the administration of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga shape such measures.

To read a full story, please click here to find out how to subscribe.


Aomori Tourism Information


Over 1,600 People Arrested in Navalny Protests in Russia
Fujifilm Unit Starts New Phase III Trial of Avigan for Use on COVID-19 Patients
Auto Racing: Indy 500 to Allow 135,000 Fans, 40% Capacity, for May 30 Race
Tokyo District Court Rejects Different Surnames in Family Register in Japan