Opposition slams Cabinet reshuffle as ploy to brush off scandals

/ Aug 4, 2017

Opposition slams Cabinet reshuffle as ploy to brush off scandals

Opposition lawmakers criticized Thursday's Cabinet reshuffle, saying it was an attempt by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to distract the public from the alleged cronyism scandals dogging the conservative leader. The reshuffle followed claims that Abe influenced the approval process for a new veterinary school to ...

/ Jul 23, 2014

Ozawa sees risk of militarism with Abe

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When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe loosened the limits of the pacifist Constitution to drop a ban on the Self-Defense Forces fighting overseas, many experts said it was a step toward becoming a "normal country" able to do more in its own defense. But Ichiro Ozawa, ...

Ozawa top fund raiser in 2012

/ Dec 7, 2013

Ozawa top fund raiser in 2012

Ichiro Ozawa of the minor opposition force Seikatsu no To (People’s Life Party) raised more political funds than any other Diet member in 2012, reclaiming the top spot.