Aug 18, 2016

LDP factional races for Abe successor heat up

Most of the factions in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party will hold seasonal gatherings in the coming weeks, with some of their leaders eager to strengthen unity as they look to challenge Shinzo Abe for LDP president and thus prime minister. The faction led ...

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 vice chief negative about revising Article 9

Jul 26, 2016

LDP vice chief negative about revising Article 9

Masahiko Komura, vice president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, expressed a negative view about revising Article 9 of the Constitution, which bans the country from having armed forces. A majority of LDP members believe Article 9 needs to be revised, Komura told a ...