National / Politics Feb 17, 2020

Abe apologizes for yelling at CDP lawmaker in Japan's Diet

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe apologized Monday for a recent incident in which he heckled an opposition lawmaker, and promised not to make irregular remarks in the Diet. "I apologize for making the irregular remark," Abe told a meeting of the House of Representatives Budget Committee. ...

CDP and DPP unlikely to wrap up merger talks by year-end

National / Politics Dec 26, 2019

CDP and DPP unlikely to wrap up merger talks by year-end

The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and the Democratic Party for the People are unlikely to conclude their merger negotiations by the end of the year, senior DPP officials have suggested. The two major opposition parties "have yet to reach consensus on fundamental issues," DPP ...