Diet members to begin discussing abdication law for Emperor

/ Jan 17, 2017

Diet members to begin discussing abdication law for Emperor

Members of both Diet chambers will soon begin discussions on possible legislation enabling Emperor Akihito to abdicate despite a range of differing opinions across the party spectrum, according to the speaker of the Lower House. Representatives of the parties will meet Thursday to exchange opinions ...

LDP gives victims disaster relief pitch

Mar 6, 2013

LDP gives victims disaster relief pitch

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is striving to ensure that evacuees from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami can mark the second anniversary of the disasters with hope for the future, former LDP Vice President Tadamori Oshima said. Nearly two years after the disasters struck, ...

Student to speak at U.N.

Mar 6, 2013

Student to speak at U.N.

An 18-year-old high school student who plans to attend a special U.N. session in New York told reporters in Tokyo that she hopes to convey her desire to rebuild her quake- and tsunami-hit community, which was devastated by the March 2011 disasters. "Reconstruction has just ...