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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 11, 2017
Abe's constitutional revision push questioned by his own party
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent push to engineer Japan's first revision to the pacifist Constitution continued to cause ripples in the political community on Thursday, with even senior members of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party raising questions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 21, 2016
Powerful Japanese lawmaker urges re-evaluation of U.S. relationship with Trump taking office
Japan must undertake a major review of the way its decades-long alliance with the United States works and adopt a more proactive approach toward its top ally after Donald Trump takes office in January, a veteran Diet member says.
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Aug 3, 2016
With Cabinet shake-up, Abe lays groundwork for future of LDP
The reshuffle signals the start of a political race to determine a critical question: Who will take the reins of power after Abe?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 2, 2016
Tomomi Inada expected to be Japan's next defense chief as Abe shakes up team
Ahead of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's planned reshuffle of his Cabinet on Wednesday, more names were put forward Tuesday for top ministerial posts.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 7, 2016
Ishiba says Trump lacks basic understanding of U.S.-Japan security alliance
LDP heavyweight says Republican presidential front-runner's views “reflect his ignorance of the true nature” of the pact.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 25, 2015
Japan's immigration policy rift widens as population decline forces need for foreign workers
Shigeru Ishiba says Japan should let in more immigrants to mitigate issues related to the nation's declining population.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 28, 2015
With eye on succeeding Abe, Ishiba launches own LDP faction
Liberal Democratic Party heavyweight and current minister for regional revitalization Shigeru Ishiba launched his own faction within the ruling party Monday, with an eye toward succeeding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the party's next president.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 10, 2015
Ishiba's proposed anti-Abe LDP faction shapes up
Shigeru Ishiba met with several followers Thursday for preparatory talks on launching his own faction within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party by the end of this month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 9, 2015
Senior LDP member Ishiba to form own faction with eye on next leadership race
Shigeru Ishiba, minister for regional revitalization, could challenge Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party when the party next elects a leader, sources say.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 10, 2015
Ishiba tells rural communities to compete or lose funding
The Abe administration's czar for regional regeneration believes it is a case of sink or swim: Enterprising communities will maintain their grip on state funding and flourish, and stragglers will be cut loose.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 16, 2014
Lower House majority is top goal in poll, LDP heavyweight Ishiba says
Liberal Democratic Party heavyweight Shigeru Ishiba said Sunday that maintaining majority control of the House of Representatives will be the top goal for the ruling coalition if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his major rival in the ruling party, this week calls a snap election.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 4, 2014
Kansai wary of new regional revitalization office's effectiveness
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised that his new Cabinet, unveiled Wednesday, will place a high priority on the social and economic concerns of prefectural and other governments across the nation worried about depopulation and their widening economic gap with Tokyo.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 3, 2014
Abe focuses on stability with new Cabinet lineup
One word was probably on the mind of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when he reshuffled the Cabinet and the Liberal Democratic Party's leadership: stability.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 29, 2014
Ishiba backs down, hints he will accept Cabinet post if offered
LDP lieutenant Shigeru Ishiba drops his opposition to entering the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, playing down speculation he intends to run again for LDP president.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 28, 2014
Abe, Ishiba to discuss Cabinet, LDP executive changes Friday
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to meet with Shigeru Ishiba to discuss what position the current Liberal Democratic Party secretary-general should get in next Wednesday's reshuffle of the Cabinet and LDP executive lineup, party officials said on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 28, 2014
Abe looking to appoint Ishiba to new Cabinet post next week: report
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is looking to appoint Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba to a newly created ministerial post for regional revitalization in his reshuffled Cabinet to be announced Wednesday, the Sankei Shimbun newspaper reported Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 23, 2014
LDP No. 2 Ishiba to turn down Cabinet post in Abe reshuffle: senior party official
Shigeru Ishiba, secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, is ready to reject Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's offer of a Cabinet position.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 18, 2014
LDP's No. 2 man likely to accept new defense legislation post: sources
Shigeru Ishiba, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's No. 2 man, is likely to take the new post of minister for defense legislation in a Cabinet reshuffle slated for early September, thereby taking charge of pushing through Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's key security policies, party sources said Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 29, 2014
Abe eyes Ishiba for new Cabinet post on defense legislation
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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 26, 2014
Timing eyed for Cabinet reshuffle
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to replace more than half of his 18 ministers in the first week of September in what would be his first Cabinet reshuffle since taking office in December 2012, senior government officials said.

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