Koizumi questions bid to extend LDP president's term

Aug 25, 2016

Koizumi questions bid to extend LDP president's term

Shinjiro Koizumi, director of the Agriculture and Forestry Division of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, questioned Thursday the mooted extension of the term of office for LDP president. “Honestly, I can’t understand why we have to discuss it now. I wonder if it is ...

Former Prime Minister Mori behind Abe's surprising Mario appearance

Aug 23, 2016

Former Prime Minister Mori behind Abe's surprising Mario appearance

The idea for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s surprising “Super Mario” appearance at the closing ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics came originally from former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, now president of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics organizing committee. The behind-the-scenes story was disclosed by ...

It's a me, Abe!

Aug 22, 2016

It's a me, Abe!

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an cameo at the Rio 2016 Olympics’ closing ceremony. While his presence was not unexpected, as Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Olympics, his unusual entrance was another matter. Naturally, the internet had something to say about it. [View ...