December 25th 2006
'Instant Runoff' Voting Touted
Los Angeles Times

Article citing FairVote's work and instant runoff voting wins covers the history of proportional voting in the United States and the growing interest after ballot victories in Davis (CA) and Minneapolis (MN).

September 23rd 2005
Female 'ninjas' steal Koizumi's limelight
Asia Times Online

Article discussing record number of women elected to the Japanese parliament, after recent proportional representation elections.

September 14th 2005
Clause that restricts voting of Japanese nationals abroad ruled unconstitutional
Mainichi Daily

Japanese Supreme Court rules that it is unconstitutional to prevent Japanese nationals living abroad to vote in only the proportional representation elections.

August 30th 2005
LDP puts 7 women at top of proportional representation lists
Japan Today

Women candidates head Japan's Liberal Democratic Party election lists.

August 13th 2005
Toward a two-party system
Japan Times

Proportional representation is creating a diverse, mature democracy in Japan.

July 10th 2004
The Whys and Wherefores of House of Councilors Elections
The Japan Times

January 20th 2004
A place for 'judicial positivism'
The Japan Times

January 16th 2004
Balance vote disparity
Asahi Shimbun

January 15th 2004
Upper House electoral system upheld Supreme Court also rules vote disparity in 2001 race was constitutional
Japan Times

December 10th 2003
New Komeito tactics alarm LDP
Daily Yomiuri

August 9th 2003
Lost decade of politics
The Asahi Shimbun

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