Japanese women post record election wins in gender equality push
But conservative streak in ruling party, rural areas throws up hurdles to change
PM thought to be weighing two options for early dissolution of lower house
Emboldened coalition seen as likely to press PM Kishida to call snap election
NSC official John Kirby says U.S.-Japan alliance entering 'modern age'
Short-range ballistic weapons fired east toward sea from south of Pyongyang
Restrictions could deter Japanese investment in auto industry, officials warn
Seoul launches 3 air-to-ground missiles in response to 'territorial encroachment'
On WWII anniversary, Kishida talks of global cooperation to solve world's problems
Less than 40% of voters below 30 back the party, down 3.5 points from 2019
Focus turns to next steps as gender parity remains distant goal
Japanese PM 'strongly expects' Diet debate on constitutional reform
Voters give Kishida the majority he sought in aftermath of Abe shooting
Shocked nation should know results of upper house race Sunday night
Nation loses a leader who drove significant policy agendas
LDP members' attitudes spark controversy and raise stakes for advocates
PM Kishida calls reform 'urgent' while expert warns of ripple effects in Asia
July 10 election likely to give pro-constitutional reform parties a two-thirds edge
Pro-amendment lawmakers forecast to reach 2/3 threshold, but divided on details
Record 33% ratio of women on ballots seen as just a 'start'
Ruling party struggles to win over more 20- and 30-somethings ahead of July election
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