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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 17, 2018
Setting himself apart from Abe, Shigeru Ishiba says he's opposed to Article 9 revision for now
Ishiba is set to challenge Abe in September's LDP presidential election, with the Constitution issue likely to be a focus of policy debates.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 13, 2018
Abe calls for the submission of a plan to change Japan's Constitution during next Diet session
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his Liberal Democratic Party should accelerate work on developing a plan to amend the Constitution so it can be submitted by autumn.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 11, 2018
Abe cites 'great responsibility' to rewrite Article 9 in preview pitch for LDP presidential election
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday said he was ready to win another term as the conservative Liberal Democratic Party's leader in September, which would all but ensure he becomes Japan's longest-serving leader.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 10, 2018
Ex-Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba formally announces LDP leadership candidacy, pledging 'honest and fair' government
Ishiba touts “a 100-day plan” to reform government in a bid to regain the trust of the people.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 9, 2018
Shigeru Ishiba to announce candidacy for LDP presidential race as party factions line up behind Abe
As the LDP-Komeito coalition has a majority in both houses of the Diet, the race will effectively determine who will next sit as prime minister.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 3, 2018
The LDP's leadership vote is weeks away, but the race could already be over
With just weeks to go, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe already appears headed for victory in the Liberal Democratic Party's presidential election, polling data show.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 1, 2018
Liberal Democratic Party campaign: Abe and rivals home in on local concerns
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's top political goal remains constitutional revision, including changing Article 9's war-renouncing clause. But for Liberal Democratic Party chapters across the country, priorities tend to be on local issues, especially securing financial assistance from Tokyo for all manner of social welfare and infrastructure concerns.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 30, 2018
76% of LDP Diet members back third term for Abe as party leader: poll
More than three-quarters of the Liberal Democratic Party's Diet members support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bid for a third consecutive term as president, the results of a poll show.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 27, 2018
Former defense chief Shigeru Ishiba signals intention to run against Abe in LDP leadership contest
Former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba signaled on Thursday his intention to run in the Liberal Democratic party leadership race in September as a challenger to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 24, 2018
LDP policy chief Fumio Kishida says he won't run in party leadership election, leaving two-way race between Abe and Ishiba
Kishida said he made the decision because he believes it is better for Abe to handle a number of ongoing issues facing Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / KANSAI PERSPECTIVE
Jul 22, 2018
Deadly rains in western Japan revive calls for disaster prevention ministry
The fatal rains and flooding in western Japan — and the ongoing difficulties caused by the extent of the damage and record high temperatures — have revived calls for creating a disaster prevention ministry that can coordinate and streamline rescue and relief efforts.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 14, 2018
Abe to throw hat into LDP presidential race next month
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will announce his candidacy for the Liberal Democratic Party's presidential race next month, sources familiar with the matter said Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 11, 2018
Abe rival Shigeru Ishiba takes indirect swap at Abe's response to cronyism allegations
Former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba, a potential challenger to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for president of the Liberal Democratic Party this fall, apparently took a veiled crack at Abe's handling of the Moritomo Gakuen and Kake Gakuen cronyism scandals while stumping in Shikoku over the weekend.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 30, 2018
Abe looks beyond factions, courting LDP's rank and file for support as presidential election nears
This is the first of a two-part series on the Liberal Democratic Party's presidential election slated for September.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 30, 2018
'Military geek' Shigeru Ishiba not afraid to criticize Abe but election math eludes
Upon attending the opening ceremony of a museum in April in Tottori Prefecture, veteran Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Shigeru Ishiba made a sidesplitting appearance by dressing up as Majin Boo — the pudgy, baby-like villain in the popular anime "Dragon Ball."
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 20, 2017
LDP struggles to reach consensus on Article 9 revision ahead of snap election
Senior lawmakers of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party agreed on Wednesday that while the party may include constitutional revision as an official campaign pledge in the upcoming Lower House election, it will not specify details on how it plans to revise the war-renouncing Article 9, three party executives said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 11, 2017
Shigeru Ishiba top pick for next prime minister: poll
Former Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba is the public's top choice as Japan's next leader now that gaffes and scandals have damaged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's image, a poll says.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 25, 2017
Former defense chief Ishiba overtakes Abe as top choice for prime minister in poll
Former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba overtook scandal-hit Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the best person to lead Japan, an opinion poll showed Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 24, 2017
Former defense chief courts controversy by questioning Abe plan to revise Constitution
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should clarify the rationale behind his latest proposal to revise the war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution, LDP heavyweight Shigeru Ishiba told The Japan Times.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 12, 2017
Abe's bid to revise charter by 2020 irks LDP veterans
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's subtle strategy for marketing constitutional revision like a 2020 image commercial leaves his party's veterans feeling irritated and undermined.

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