TOKYO -- Japan's two key opposition parties are struggling to fill leadership posts after a botched effort to form a united front in a general election that handed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a major victory.
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike's Party of Hope is going through postmortem finger-pointing and soul-searching. Koike accepted responsibility for the party's miserable election performance but vowed to stay on as party leader. And efforts to pick a Diet member as a co-chief went nowhere Friday.