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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida fist bumps voters in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 16, 2023
Kishida’s popularity in free fall ahead of key political events
The government’s popularity hit a record low in four public opinion surveys over the weekend, just as the political calendar looks set to heat up.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at a government meeting to discuss measures against sexual abuse against children, on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 16, 2023
Kishida seeks steps to protect children from sexual abuse
"The environment surrounding the safety and security of children has been threatened. The government needs to act quickly," the prime minister said.
Defense Minister Minoru Kihara speaks during a meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon in Washington on Oct. 4.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 16, 2023
Defense chief retracts comments implying LDP vote would be good for SDF
Article 61 of the Self-Defense Forces Law explicitly forbids SDF personnel from engaging in political activity, with the exception of voting.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida addresses members of the media during a news conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York last month.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 15, 2023
Kishida Cabinet's support rate falls to record low 32%
The Cabinet's disapproval rating, meanwhile, rose to a record high of 52.5% from 39.7% in September.
A gender-equality supporter protests against discrimination at an event held in Tokyo for International Women's Day in March 2021
Oct 13, 2023
Japan’s gender gap has never been wider. Can Kishida close it?
The government emphasizes the need to improve gender equality, but correcting Japan's dismal record requires a nuanced approach.
Japan faces tough choices amid the outbreak of war between Israel and Hamas. The issue now is how Tokyo will navigate the conflict.
Oct 12, 2023
Hamas tests the limits of Japan's Israel-Palestine policy
Japan is the lone outlier in the Group of Seven, condemning the Hamas attacks but also expressing concern over potential casualties in the Gaza Strip.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks to reporters on Thursday at Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 12, 2023
Kishida Cabinet's approval rate sinks to record low
The approval rate for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's Cabinet dropped to 26.3% this month, the lowest level since he took office in October 2021.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the Liberal Democratic Party headquarters on Tuesday in Tokyo
Oct 12, 2023
Why are ruling party lawmakers calling for tax cuts?
As the prime minister prepares for a new economic stimulus package, it's members of his own party who are raising a fuss.
Shogi player Sota Fujii holds a card that says "eight titles," in the city of Kyoto on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 12, 2023
Sota Fujii becomes first player to win all eight major shogi titles
The 21-year-old took the Oza crown, having won Game 4 to finish the best-of-five match against 31-year-old Takuya Nagase.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a high level Security Council meeting on the situation in Ukraine, on the sidelines of the 78th U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sept. 20.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 11, 2023
Ukraine fatigue unlikely to reach Japan anytime soon
Japan’s support for Ukraine remains steadfast at a time when popular opinion across several Western countries shows growing signs of weariness.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends a ministerial meeting on hay fever at the Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 11, 2023
Japan to revitalize forestry industry to counter hay fever
“We will aim to resolve hay fever, which is a social issue, and revitalize local communities through the promotion of forestry,” Kishida said.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's administration faces discontent within the ruling coalition, mounting frustration from conservative elements in the LDP and persistently low public approval ratings.
Oct 10, 2023
As cracks form, Kishida’s political ship takes on water
The Kishida administration faces discontent within the ruling coalition, frustration from LDP conservatives and and low public approval ratings.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is unlikely to call a snap election by the end of the year, sources say.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 7, 2023
Kishida unlikely to call snap election this year, sources say
Instead, the prime minister is expected to focus on the passage of a supplementary budget aimed at curbing the effects of price hikes.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan head Kenta Izumi (left) and the Democratic Party for the People leader Yuichiro Tamaki (right) attend a Rengo convention in Tokyo on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 5, 2023
Kishida’s attendance at union event offers hint at electoral strategy
The prime minister attended the event in his latest effort to court union members and expand his party's electoral base.
Voters listen to a speech by a candidate in the Tokushima-Kochi Upper House district as campaigning kicked off on Thursday for a by-election.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 5, 2023
Campaigning begins for Upper House by-election in western Japan
The Upper House race in the Tokushima-Kochi district kicked off before campaigning for a House of Representatives by-election starts next Tuesday.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends a news conference after his Cabinet reshuffle in Tokyo on Sept. 13.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 3, 2023
Two years in, Kishida delivers stability but fails to wow
Despite little to boast about, Kishida is on his way to becoming one of the longest-serving prime ministers in recent history.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at a government panel meeting on measures to tackle Japan's declining birthrate on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 3, 2023
Debate begins on funds to tackle Japan's low birthrate
The prime minister has instructed relevant ministers to draw up a road map for securing necessary funds by reducing social security spending.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends a news conference after his Cabinet reshuffle in Tokyo on Sept. 13.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 2, 2023
Late fall emerges as possible timing for snap election in Japan
A decision on a snap poll could be determined by debate over an economic stimulus package and a supplementary budget bill to pay for it.
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JAPAN / Politics
Sep 30, 2023
Japan and North Korea met informally this year over abduction row
Japan engaged in several informal contacts with North Korea this spring, sources close to the matter have said.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks to reporters in Tokyo on Friday.
Sep 29, 2023
Kishida not considering snap poll as parliament prepares to return
Parliament will convene for an extraordinary session on Oct. 20, with stimulus measures at the top of Kishida's agenda.


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