Dec 6, 2014

LDP dominates list of top 20 fundraisers in Diet

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and 16 members of his Liberal Democratic Party were among the top 20 political fundraisers in the Diet in 2013, data compiled by Kyodo News showed. Abe ranked 12th within the top 20, having raised ¥164.05 million last year, although ...

Dec 1, 2014

Party chiefs spar at press club debate

by Mizuho Aoki

Leaders of the ruling and opposition parties squared off during a debate at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on Monday, a day before official campaigning got underway for the Dec. 14 Lower House election. During the two-hour debate, attended by the leaders ...

Nov 30, 2014

Abe issues more vows as opposition chiefs rip policies

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday vowed to redouble his efforts to lift personal consumption through additional stimulus measures. In a televised policy debate with leaders of other political parties ahead of the Dec. 14 House of Representatives election, Abe, who also heads the ...