Jan 27, 2014

LDP, New Komeito differ over collective self-defense

Officials of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and junior coalition partner New Komeito struggled over the weekend to find common ground on the right to collective self-defense. In a TV program Sunday, LDP Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba repeated his support for the idea of allowing ...

Jan 26, 2014

LDP plans fresh talks with ally on collective defense

The Liberal Democratic Party’s No. 2 executive said Sunday the party will again try to persuade its Buddhist coalition partner, New Komeito, that Japan should be allowed to exercise the right to collective self-defense. “We will discuss the issue with New Komeito to find ...

Jan 24, 2014

Opposition needs unified agenda

There are budding moves to reorganize Japan's fragmented political opposition to create a new force that can stand up to the giant ruling coalition led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party.

Dec 30, 2013

LDP group seeks semantic solution to energy revamp

A group of lawmakers from the Liberal Democratic Party seeking to phase out nuclear power has compiled a proposal for drastically revising the nation’s basic energy plan that is to be approved by the Cabinet in January, according to sources close to the group. ...