LDP exec blames media for minister's resignation over gaffe

/ Apr 27, 2017

LDP exec blames media for minister's resignation over gaffe

Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, criticized the media on Wednesday, apparently in reference to reports of the recent resignation of postdisaster reconstruction minister Masahiro Imamura over a gaffe. "Media organizations record everything, and after one slip of the tongue they call ...

Gaffe-prone Aso brands brokerage workers 'shady types'

Aug 31, 2016

Gaffe-prone Aso brands brokerage workers 'shady types'

In the latest of a long series of gaffes, Finance Minister Taro Aso has hit out at brokerage workers — a profession he's responsible for overseeing. "People have a preconception that investing in bonds and stocks is dangerous, and that's correct," Aso said at a ...

LDP member under fire for belittling student protesters

/ Aug 4, 2015

LDP member under fire for belittling student protesters

A Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker is in hot water over a recent tweet that branded students protesting against the Abe administration's security legislation as "self-centered" and "extremely selfish." Takaya Muto, 36, said on Twitter last week that members of Students Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy ...