Politics 19 July 2010 The Chartist: Sitting uncomfortably Trouble for Japan’s ruling political party. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Less than a year after the ruling Democratic Party of Japan came into government, it has failed to win a majority in the upper-house elections, held early this month. Commentators have laid the blame on economic instability. Japan's public debt is nearly twice its GDP -- and with an economy that size, who can afford to bail it out? Graphic by Jez Burrows › Redwood throws spanner in works of “special relationship” Subscribe More Related articles Donald Trump promises quick Brexit trade deal - but the pound still falls How to negotiate a progressive Brexit Jeremy Corbyn attacks "the people who run Britain" - but who exactly is he talking about?