How the word 'terrorism' can help pass a bill

/ | Mar 25, 2017

How the word 'terrorism' can help pass a bill

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During the recent Diet grilling over his alleged involvement in the Moritomo Gakuen land purchase scandal, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accused his opposition party tormentors of resorting to inshō sōsa. The most accurate English translation is probably “image manipulation,” which, in the age of ...

/ Mar 17, 2017

Diet lawmakers send proposal on Emperor's abdication to Abe

The ruling and opposition parties on Friday adopted the Diet’s proposal over Emperor Akihito’s possible abdication, calling for the government to enact a special law applying only to him. The lawmakers’ consensus on the issue will pave the way for the 83-year-old Emperor to ...

/ Mar 13, 2017

Abe ally elected mayor in Yamaguchi, beating incumbent

A former secretary of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was elected mayor of Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Sunday, beating the incumbent and another contender. Shintaro Maeda, 40, backed by the Liberal Democratic Party and running for the first time, prevailed over Mayor Tomoaki Nakao, 67, ...