Nov 15, 2015

Ruling LDP marks 60 years since its founding

The conservative Liberal Democratic Party, which has been in power for most of the postwar period, marked its 60th anniversary Sunday and plans to hold a ceremony on Nov. 29 to mark the occasion. The ceremony will be held at a Tokyo hotel where ...

Nov 12, 2015

Ruling bloc to forego extraordinary Diet session

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Sadakazu Tanigaki, secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, on Thursday confirmed plans to forgo an extraordinary Diet session this year due partly to Abe’s tight diplomatic schedule. Opposition parties have called for an extra session under a constitutional ...

LDP weighs up double elections next summer

Nov 11, 2015

LDP weighs up double elections next summer

Speculation that elections may be held simultaneously next summer for both chambers of the Diet has not subsided within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. A summer 2016 election for the House of Representatives, the all-important lower chamber, to coincide with the triennial election for ...