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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 1, 2020
Ruling LDP to skip rank-and-file votes in party election for Abe's successor
The choice to vote using an emergency process is widely expected to benefit front-runner Yoshihide Suga while disadvantaging rival Shigeru Ishiba.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 31, 2020
Former Japan defense chief Shigeru Ishiba to run in LDP leadership race, report says
In an interview, Ishiba said Tokyo should deepen ties with its Asian neighbors, including South Korea, amid growing tension between China and the United States.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 31, 2020
Japanese foreign policy likely to continue on path set by Abe
Japan will likely have no choice but to stick to its current foreign policy since the next Cabinet will only have a year in office.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 31, 2020
All you need to know about how Abe’s successor will be chosen
The choice is neither up to the Japanese people, nor is it something to be decided in the Diet. Instead, the decision rests solely within the LDP.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 30, 2020
Shigeru Ishiba seen as most fit to be Abe's successor, poll shows
Ishiba's chance of winning the LDP presidential election is not necessarily high, largely because he is less popular with the party's parliamentarians.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 30, 2020
Abe right-hand man Yoshihide Suga emerges as a top pick to replace him
Suga conveyed his intention to run to LDP Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai, who will be influential in selecting the crucial election format, sources said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 29, 2020
Race to succeed Abe kicks off with no clear favorite
The frontrunners include LDP policy chief Fumio Kishida, former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Aug 29, 2020
Abenomics here to stay despite Japan PM's looming departure
Policy is crucial for the next leader to send messages of continuity to avoid surprising financial markets, but the pandemic will keep the government on the defensive.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 29, 2020
Abe's sudden departure comes amid unprecedented COVID-19 challenge
The prime minister's abrupt decision comes at a moment of great uncertainty as the global coronavirus pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for the country.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 29, 2020
After Abe’s exit, who should lead Japan?
On Friday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his intention to resign.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 29, 2020
Five points to make sense of post-Abe Japan
As questions swirl over what's next, here's a look at the core points underwriting the issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 28, 2020
Abe to resign over health, ending era of political stability
The race to replace the prime minister is intensifying, with Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and former LDP Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba in the frame.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 24, 2020
How possible successors stack up if Abe resigns
The prime minister visited a Tokyo hospital on Monday as concerns grew over his ability to continue in his post.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 2, 2020
LDP heavyweight Shigeru Ishiba against dissolving Lower House early
Speculation about a possible general election this coming fall has been rife among political circles.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 29, 2019
With hazy plan for SDF dispatch to Mideast, is Japan pursuing contradictory goals?
It was an unusual meeting starting at around 7:30 a.m. at the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's headquarters in Tokyo on Oct. 23, hastily organized so government officials could get lawmakers up to speed.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 12, 2019
Abe shows his command over LDP in reshuffle
Abe demonstrated that he is clearly in the driver's seat, posturing his allies for advancement in the LDP ranks, keeping bandwagoners contained and edging out rivals altogether.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 1, 2018
Abe to give prime party posts to his close aides in LDP and Cabinet reshuffles
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to offer his close aides key posts in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in the upcoming reshuffles of his party leadership and Cabinet, according to government sources.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 22, 2018
Abe likely to retain key ministers in Cabinet reshuffle, official says
The prime minister's foreign, finance, trade and economy chiefs will stay, along with his party's top executives, but followers of rival Shigeru Ishiba face the boot.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Sep 21, 2018
LDP election exposes huge gap between Diet members, frustrated rank and file
Despite a convincing win among Diet members, the prime minister barely beat rival Shigeru Ishiba in votes distributed to the party's regional members.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Sep 20, 2018
Constitutional revision, fraught with risk, tops agenda for Abe's next term
As was widely expected, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won Thursday's presidential election to lead the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, allowing him to continue as prime minister for up to three more years if all goes according to the party's plans.

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