Mar 16, 2015

LDP, Komeito heavyweights to visit China next week

The secretaries-general of the ruling coalition parties said Monday they will make a three-day trip to Beijing next week in support of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to improve ties with China. Sadakazu Tanigaki of the Liberal Democratic Party and Yoshihisa Inoue of Komeito ...

Mar 5, 2015

Political funding law needs review

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has joined several other members of his Cabinet plus the opposition leader in admitting receipt of donations from businesses that have been granted government subsidies.

DPJ proposes revising law on political donations

Mar 4, 2015

DPJ proposes revising law on political donations

The Democratic Party of Japan on Wednesday proposed revisions to the political funds control law to crack down on political donations from companies receiving state subsidies. It presented the proposal at a meeting of the Diet affairs heads of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party ...