The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDP) have agreed to hold a parliamentary debate among political party leaders for the first time in about three years next Wednesday.

The debate will be the first for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who is also LDP president, and CDP leader Kenta Izumi. Other participants will include Nippon Ishin no Kai leader Nobuyuki Baba, Japanese Communist Party head Tomoko Tamura, and Democratic Party for the People chief Yuichiro Tamaki.

Also on Wednesday, a bill to revise the political funds control law is expected to be enacted following the LDP's "slush fund" scandal, while the opposition camp is seen submitting a no-confidence motion against the Kishida Cabinet. The parliament session will end on June 23.