Two of Abe's new picks deny neo-Nazi links

Sep 8, 2014

Two of Abe's new picks deny neo-Nazi links

Two newly promoted politicians moved Monday to distance themselves from allegations of extremism after pictures emerged of them posing alongside the leader of a neo-Nazi party. Internal affairs minister Sanae Takaichi and Liberal Democratic Party policy chief Tomomi Inada can be seen in separate ...

Aug 27, 2014

Kono statement won't be replaced, Suga says

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga rejected on Tuesday a request from a ruling party colleague to issue a new document next year to replace a 1993 apology over women who were forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels, ruling bloc lawmakers said. Suga ...

Aug 20, 2014

Cabinet may top record for women

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to have at least five female ministers in his Cabinet following a reshuffle that will take place in the first week of September, according to government and ruling party sources. Abe recently told his close aides that he wants ...

Jun 19, 2013

Meltdowns haven't killed anyone: LDP bigwig

by Reiji Yoshida

Liberal Democratic Party policy chief Sanae Takaichi has created a stir by saying the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns didn’t kill anyone and arguing the government should restart reactors nationwide given Japan’s scarce energy resources. Delivering a speech in Kobe on Monday, Takaichi said the crisis ...