The Kawai scandal and the race to succeed Shinzo Abe

Reference | FYI Feb 3, 2020

The Kawai scandal and the race to succeed Shinzo Abe

by Eric Johnston

Hiroshima-based Liberal Democratic Party Diet member Anri Kawai admitted in January to receiving ¥150 million from LDP headquarters prior to the July 2019 Upper House election. Kawai, a novice in national politics, is also the wife of disgraced former Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai, who ...

Abe calls for constitutional amendments proposals to be debated in Diet

National / Politics Jul 8, 2019

Abe calls for constitutional amendments proposals to be debated in Diet

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday demanded that the Diet discuss his Liberal Democratic Party's proposals for constitutional amendments. The LDP's proposals include defining the roles of the Self-Defense Forces in the Constitution's war-renouncing Article 9. Political parties should put forward their own proposals for constitutional ...