National Topics

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 ...

Maehara to run in DP leadership election

Aug 24, 2016

Maehara to run in DP leadership election

Former Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara is in the final stage of preparations to run in the September leadership election of the largest opposition Democratic Party, informed sources said Wednesday. Maehara is expected to announce his bid as early as Thursday. Renho, acting DP president, ...