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Abe shakes up LDP leadership, but retains key party heavyweights

National / Politics Sep 11, 2019

Abe shakes up LDP leadership, but retains key party heavyweights

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday appointed Olympics minister Shunichi Suzuki as chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party's General Council in a shake-up of the party leadership. Abe also picked former education minister Hakubun Shimomura as head of the LDP's Election Strategy Committee, while retaining ...

LDP's Shinjiro Koizumi says he would use dual surname system

National / Politics Sep 10, 2019

LDP's Shinjiro Koizumi says he would use dual surname system

Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Shinjiro Koizumi, who made headlines recently by announcing his marriage with television anchor Christel Takigawa, stressed on Monday his eagerness to work for the introduction in the country of a dual surname system for married couples. If there were an established ...

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