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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 20, 2018
Abe tops Ishiba in Liberal Democratic Party election and secures historic third term
Japan's prime minister comfortably beat his only contender, securing 553 out of a total 807 votes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 17, 2018
Russia offers Japan time to consider Vladimir Putin's unexpected peace treaty proposal
Russia thinks Japan needs time to form a position on President Vladimir Putin's unexpected peace treaty proposal last week, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 16, 2018
Abe-Ishiba debate highlights candidates' lack of concrete plans to tackle fundamental problems
A debate illustrates Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's and former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba's differences on how to overcome some of the most fundamental problems Japan faces.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 16, 2018
Abe 20 points ahead of Ishiba in LDP leadership race: poll
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds a 20-point lead over former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba ahead of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's presidential election next week, a Kyodo News poll showed Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 15, 2018
LDP election rivals Abe and Ishiba campaign on disaster resilience during visit to Kyoto
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba focused on the importance of building resilience to disasters as they campaigned in Kyoto on Saturday, dueling on the last weekend before the ruling party selects its leader for the next three years.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 14, 2018
Abe says Putin comment reflects Russian leader's 'enthusiasm' to sign peace treaty
The prime minister vehemently denied Friday that his diplomacy to resolve the territorial dispute with Russia had ended in failure.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 11, 2018
LDP contenders Abe, Ishiba joust over policy in first pre-election face-off
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe repeated on Monday that he wants to revise war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution to clarify the ambiguous status of Japan's military if re-elected president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Sept. 20.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 8, 2018
61% of LDP rank-and-file members back Abe over Ishiba in party presidential race
Survey result puts prime minister in strong position ahead of ex-Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba as Sept. 20 race looms.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 7, 2018
Campaigning begins for LDP leadership election
Official campaigning for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's presidential election kicks off, setting in motion a two-week race widely predicted to give Prime Minister Shinzo Abe three more years in office.
EDITORIALS
Sep 6, 2018
Substantial policy debate needed in LDP race
With so much at stake, the public deserves substantive discussions between the contestants.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 6, 2018
Liberal Democratic Party to convene leadership race as scheduled despite Hokkaido quake
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party decided Thursday to convene its leadership race as originally scheduled despite a strong earthquake hitting Hokkaido earlier in the day, its senior lawmaker said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 31, 2018
Seiko Noda rules herself out of LDP leadership vote but mulls creating her own party faction
Noda again postponed her long-shot bid to replace Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the nation's first female leader.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 30, 2018
Abe touts fast change to Constitution in LDP election pamphlet
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pledging to move quickly toward changing the Constitution, according to an internal campaign pamphlet seen by Bloomberg News, ensuring the divisive proposal is a key part of his bid for a historic third consecutive term as ruling party leader.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 27, 2018
LDP's No. 2 faction pushes Abe for constitutional referendum by next summer as leadership election approaches
The second-largest group in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has proposed a national plebiscite on the issue to generate political momentum for revising the war-renouncing Article 9.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Aug 27, 2018
The man standing between Abe and his ambitions: Who is Shigeru Ishiba?
Former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba is back in the spotlight.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 26, 2018
Abe throws hat into LDP leadership race, setting up showdown with Shigeru Ishiba
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday he will run in the Liberal Democratic Party's leadership election next month, setting the stage for a two-way race against former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 26, 2018
Survey finds 36% back Abe over ex-defense chief Shigeru Ishiba for LDP president
A poll finds just over 36 percent named Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the most suitable leader for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party ahead of September's party leadership election. Shigeru Ishiba, his rival, placed second.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 24, 2018
Shigeru Ishiba pledges rural revitalization laws if he beats Abe in LDP leadership race
The laws would involve enhancing the productivity of service industries, promoting the migration of urban residents to rural areas and reforming local government systems.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 22, 2018
Abe declare candidacy in LDP presidential race on Sunday as prime minister looks to secure third consecutive term
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to announce his candidacy Sunday for the Liberal Democratic Party leadership contest next month as he looks to secure a third consecutive term as LDP chief, a senior party lawmaker said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 21, 2018
Contest between Abe and Ishiba, to lead Japan and ruling LDP, set for Sept. 20
Poll predicted to give Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a historic third term as LDP president, effectively extending his hold on power by up to another three years.

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