Japan Election Campaign Kicks off, Voting Age Lowered to 18
Japan's parliamentary election campaign is kicking off in the first nationwide balloting after the voting age was lowered to 18 from 20. Up for grabs in the July 10 vote are 121 seats, or half of the less powerful upper house
Video Giants Hit By Changing Times
Morning Business Memo…. Once they were two huge names in video entertainment. But today Blockbuster and Atari are shadows of their former selves. Dish Network says it plans to close another underperforming 300 Blockbuster stores it owns. That’ll leave 500 US locations still open; some...
Japan Poised for Another Leader as Weary Voters Head to Polls
TOKYO — Japanese voters head to the polls Sunday in an election that is expected to shift the balance of power back to the conservative Liberal Democratic Party, just three years after it was ousted in dramatic fashion by the ruling Democratic Party of Japan....