Ishiba's Cabinet exit may challenge Abe

| Aug 14, 2016

Ishiba's Cabinet exit may challenge Abe

The latest reshuffle of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s leadership appears to highlight his eagerness to stay in power, as well as the readiness of Shigeru Ishiba, who voluntarily left the Cabinet, to step up his fight to ...

LDP factions lose clout, leaving Abe with monopoly on power

Nov 23, 2015

LDP factions lose clout, leaving Abe with monopoly on power

The Liberal Democratic Party, which marked the 60th anniversary of its founding earlier this month, has produced 22 prime ministers since its inception in 1955, including Shinzo Abe. In many previous LDP administrations, intraparty factions wielded enormous influence, but the party’s inner dynamics have ...