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Shigeru Ishiba, a heavyweight in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, says the Bank of Japan should immediately end its negative interest rate policy.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 30, 2024
Dark-horse prime minister candidate calls for ending BOJ's negative rate policy
An outspoken Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker, Shigeru Ishiba consistently ranks among favorites to become the next prime minister in opinion polls.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida awaits the results of a no-confidence vote against his Cabinet in the country's parliament on Dec. 13.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 2, 2024
Unpacking the LDP's expected leadership race
LDP politicians are already talking about a leadership change, and the polls have shifted to who the public wants to see in the prime minister’s office.
Former LDP Secretary-General and Defense Minister Secretary Shigeru Ishiba has been a top choice to replace Kishida in a number of recent media polls.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 2, 2024
Who might succeed Fumio Kishida in 2024?
Several names have emerged as potential candidates for prime minister in the wake of a political funds scandal enveloping the LDP.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Sanae Takaichi (center) and Taro Kono attend a Lower House session in Tokyo last week.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 29, 2023
Despite low approval ratings, Kishida likely to keep top job
While the situation around the government warrants no optimism, experts agree the prime minister has no reason to fret.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Feb 1, 2023
If Kishida's approval ratings remain in a rut, who might succeed him as prime minister?
Lawmakers like Taro Kono and Shigeru Ishiba might be popular with the public, but whether they can garner support from within their party is a major question mark.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 17, 2023
With Kishida criticism, Suga steps back onto Japan's political stage
The former prime minister broke his monthslong silence to express his discontent with Kishidau2019s decision to remain as an LDP faction leader.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 28, 2022
Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen meets Japan ex-defense minister and hopes to bolster ties
Ishiba led a bipartisan delegation of Japanese lawmakers focused on national security and arrived in Taiwan for a four-day visit.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / EXPLAINER
Nov 17, 2021
The state of play for the LDP's factions after October's Lower House election
The big winner appeared to be the partyu2019s largest faction, now headed by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, while the one led by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida also strengthened its presence.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 16, 2021
No clear front-runner and factions divided on eve of LDP leadership campaign
The race is turning out to be more than simply an election to choose the countryu2019s next leader u2014 it's become a contest that could shift power dynamics within the ruling party.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 10, 2021
In LDP race, divided factions and empowered junior lawmakers make election a toss-up
Unlike last year, when a majority of the party's prominent factions swiftly banded together to back Yoshihide Suga, most factions are divided over who to support.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / The LDP's game of thrones
Sep 10, 2021
The outliers hoping to be heard in the LDP election
While the race front-runners are clear, donu2019t count these names out
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 7, 2021
Facing intraparty obstacles, Ishiba wrestles with role in LDP election
The former defense chief has long had ambitions to become prime minister, but his fraught relationship with the LDP could block his way u2014 and change the race for everyone else.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 6, 2021
Kono emerges as top contender to replace Suga in polls as LDP race gains steam
With the party's popularity having taken a hit over the pandemic, and an election due to be held this autumn, public support could give a candidate a crucial edge in the LDP vote.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 6, 2021
Vaccine czar Taro Kono tops opinion poll to be Japan's next leader
Over 30% backed Kono, placing him ahead of former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba and former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 4, 2021
Suga's abrupt exit throws LDP race wide open
With Sugau2019s withdrawal from the race, a significant obstacle has been removed for leading LDP hopefuls to enter the contest.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / EXPLAINER
Aug 27, 2021
Off to the races: LDP presidential election campaign begins
A number of challengers to Suga are beginning to emerge, with Fumio Kishida currently being the prime minister's strongest rival.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 5, 2021
Taking stock of the LDP presidential race
With five potential outcomes and myriad players and interests in the mix, there is still a lot of ground the LDP must cover to reach the finish line in its presidential election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 19, 2021
From LDP 'prince' to punchline: What happened to Shinjiro Koizumi?
In addition to being regularly lampooned on social media, the environment minister has struggled to maintain his influence amid COVID-19 and as a Cabinet insider.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 8, 2021
An outside look at the Chinese Communist Party's 100th birthday
President Xi Jinping's speech marking the 100-year anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party was never going to win the hearts and minds of China's neighbors u2014 including Japan's media.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jun 28, 2021
LDP's infighting tests Suga and party unity ahead of election season
The fight is manifesting itself in a number of recently formed Diet groups, with the two sides vying to install as many of their faction members as possible to LDP executive posts.

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