Feb 6, 2017

LDP executives back special abdication law for Emperor Akihito

Senior officials in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party voiced support Monday for a proposal calling for the enactment of a special law to allow abdication only for Emperor Akihito. The LDP also found that 70 percent of its members who submitted written opinions expressed ...

Jan 26, 2017

On casinos, Osaka moves forward as Yokohama steps back


As a Liberal Democratic Party team tasked with recommending policies for casino resorts met this week, leaders in Osaka and Yokohama displayed opposite reactions to the prospect of hosting such facilities. On Wednesday, an LDP group began discussing a blueprint for the construction and ...