The Economist has a competent writeup of the current state of political turmoil.
However, one sentence and theme in the text is no longer operative: two months after the opening of the current extraordinary session, the Diet
has finally passed its first law, a reform of the regulations governing the post-natural disaster disbursement of housing reconstruction and housing acquisition aid.
You see, the LDP and the DPJ can get along.
The Diet also voted today to extend the extraordinary session by 35 days. If the gentleladies and gentlemen could pick up their pace a bit , they might even manage to pass yet another law before the session peters out in December.