National Topics

Sep 2, 2015

DPJ eyeing no-confidence motion against Abe Cabinet

The main opposition Democratic Party of Japan is considering submitting a motion of no confidence in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the House of Representatives — the all-important lower chamber of the Diet — senior DPJ official Jun Azumi said Wednesday. ...

Sep 1, 2015

Panel supports abolishing Osaka governor retirement pay

An Osaka prefectural panel on Tuesday reportedly backed a proposal by Gov. Ichiro Matsui to abolish all retirement pay for the position. The panel on remuneration for special government posts recommended that the retirement allowance for governors should be broken up and converted into ...