May 17, 2016

Tokyo governor rebuked over expenses scandal

A senior lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party criticized Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe on Tuesday for using political funds for private purposes. Masuzoe “needs to reflect seriously (on his conduct),” LDP Secretary-General Sadakazu Tanigaki said at a news conference. “As the top official ...

Mar 8, 2016

LDP membership grows but falls short of target

The number of people registered as members of the Liberal Democratic Party grew for the third straight year in 2015 but fell short of its target, the party said. The number rose 10 percent from the previous year to 987,182, the LDP said Tuesday. ...

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 ...