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Opposition Wins Elections In Greenland, Casting Doubt On Future Of Rare-Earth Mine via NPR (Portside)

Voters in Greenland have given an opposition party its first-ever chance to form a government after a campaign that sought to define the limits of development on the Arctic island. […] At the center of Tuesday’s election was the fate … Continue reading

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Yamamoto Taro: New Prospects for Progressive Politics in Japan via Foreign Policy in Focus

[…] One of the most impressive of this new generation, who is currently touring Tokyo to give speeches in the lead-up to the July 21 elections, is the charismatic and committed Yamamoto Taro. A long-time critic of the government’s denial … Continue reading

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Incumbents win in Nagasaki, Yamaguchi gubernatorial elections via The Mainichi

[…] In Yamaguchi, Tsugumasa Muraoka, 45, was elected to his second term in a two-man race against Yuzuru Kumano, 64, a former head of the local teachers’ union. Muraoka, recommended by the ruling coalition, vowed to boost the local economy … Continue reading

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2017 Lower House Election / Parties debate whether, when to bring N-plants back online via The Japan News

The Yomiuri Shimbun How should the stable supply of electricity, which underpins people’s daily lives, be maintained? The pros and cons of utilizing nuclear power generation have become a major focal point in the coming House of Representatives election. The … Continue reading

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Populist former ally aims to rip up Japanese PM’s election plans via The Guardian

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzō Abe, faces a serious challenge from an ally turned nemesis, as voters prepare to go to the polls next month in an election he has described as a verdict on his handling of the economy and North Korea. … Continue reading

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Anti-nuclear activist is AAP candidate from Kanyakumari via Two Circles.net

Chennai: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has fielded anti-nuclear energy activist S.P. Udayakumar from Kanyakumari. AAP announced the seventh list of 26 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday. […] Kumar, who joined the AAP in February 2014, is … Continue reading

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Antinuclear drive in search of new strategies via The Japan Times

The Fukushima nuclear crisis struck a nerve with Japan’s normally passive public, prompting many to raise their voices against atomic power and take to the streets to voice their anger. But momentum for phasing out atomic energy appears to have … Continue reading

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