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Renho likely to formally tap Ogushi as DP policy chief

Sep 18, 2016

Renho likely to formally tap Ogushi as DP policy chief

New Democratic Party President Renho has tentatively decided to make Hiroshi Ogushi, 51, acting chairman of the opposition party’s Policy Research Committee, its formal chairman, informed sources said Sunday. She is also considering keeping Deputy President Kenji Eda, 60, in his current post, the ...

LDP groups ask Abe for tougher sanctions on North Korea

Sep 17, 2016

LDP groups ask Abe for tougher sanctions on North Korea

Two groups from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party have submitted to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a request to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea following its fifth nuclear test. In the request, submitted Friday, the LDP’s Headquarters for North Korean Abductions and Foreign Affairs ...

Renho considers appointing Noda as DP secretary-general

Sep 16, 2016

Renho considers appointing Noda as DP secretary-general

The main opposition Democratic Party’s new leader Renho may appoint former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda as the party’s secretary-general, sources close to the matter said Friday. Renho, who became the first woman to head the party following Thursday’s leadership election, is also thinking about ...