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 ...

Fundraising loopholes, a political norm

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Jul 15, 2017

Fundraising loopholes, a political norm

by Philip Brasor

The Liberal Democratic Party lost a large number of seats to Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike's upstart Tomin First Party in the Tokyo assembly election. Media surveys reveal that the public is dismayed by recent scandals involving the LDP, in particular the one surrounding educational ...

IOC wants stadium plan finalized by end of July

National Jun 30, 2015

IOC wants stadium plan finalized by end of July

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has asked Japan's organizing committee to finalize the main stadium plan for the 2020 Summer Games before the IOC meets in late July, Toshiaki Endo, the Cabinet minister in charge of hosting the Olympics, revealed Tuesday. Endo, who was ...