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ISHIBA

JAPAN / Politics
May 17, 2014
SDF could join U.N. forces, Ishiba says
The LDP's No. 2 official says Japan could engage in U.N.-led collective security operations, despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier ruling out such a move.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 2, 2014
Biden, Ishiba see eye to eye
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and a top official of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party agreed Thursday to strengthen bilateral relations and make efforts toward signing a Pacific free trade pact.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 1, 2014
Ishiba urges more collective-defense allies
Japan might seek other military allies aside from the United States, the Liberal Democratic Party's No. 2 suggests in Washington of its bid to legalize collective defense.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2014
First Cabinet reshuffle likely in August
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe considers reshuffling the Cabinet in August or later, rather than in late June when the Diet will close for the summer.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 7, 2014
LDP gropes for clarity on collective defense rewrite
The Liberal Democratic Party is moving ahead fast in talks to lift the nation's self-imposed restrictions on collective self-defense as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continues his quest for a more proactive role in the Japan-U.S. alliance.
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2014
SDF may acquire global reach: Ishiba
Japan could exercise the right of collective self-defense "on the other side of the globe" if national security required it, said Shigeru Ishiba, the Liberal Democratic Party's No. 2 official.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 6, 2014
Ishiba: Asia needs body like NATO
Japan should aim to create a multilateral security alliance in Asia similar to NATO to help counterbalance China's ongoing military buildup, Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba says.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 18, 2014
LDP dangles cash in Nago poll
In a last-ditch attempt to win votes for the pro-base candidate in Sunday's Nago mayoral election, Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba has promised voters Tokyo will set up a ¥50 billion fund to be used to revitalize the local economy.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OUR PLANET EARTH
Dec 21, 2013
Protecting nature to protect ourselves
This month's column takes an intrepid look at efforts to expand protected areas in Japan and worldwide, areas that are essential to conserve biological diversity and mitigate natural disasters.
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Dec 21, 2013
Terrorists unite: All you have to lose is your freedom
Everyone had been wondering when the real Shinzo Abe would bare the dark recesses of his political soul. There had been some glimpses, but with Abenomics in a swoon amid growing skepticism about its sustainability, Japan's prime minister finally ripped off his mask as he rammed secrecy legislation through the Diet, steamrollering an opposition in disarray.
EDITORIALS
Dec 15, 2013
Ishiba's ominous words
Statements by LDP Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba underscore the danger that the new state secrets law could pose to Japanese democracy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 11, 2013
Reporters who divulge secrets could face new law's wrath: Ishiba
Two days before the contentious state secrets law getting the official nod, Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba waded into the fray Wednesday by saying journalists could be punished for reporting state-designated classified information, only to backpedal slightly.
EDITORIALS
Dec 4, 2013
Ishiba validates secrecy bill fears
In his recent criticism of public demonstrations near the Diet building by those opposed to the secrecy bill, Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General Shigeru Ishiba validated concerns that the bill could be used to silence citizens who express certain political opinions or demands.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 2, 2013
Ishiba softens criticism of bill protesters
Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba remains critical of public demonstrations despite retracting part of an earlier comment likening protesters to terrorists.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 1, 2013
Secrecy law protests 'act of terrorism': LDP secretary-general
Citizens demonstrating against the controversial state secrets bill are committing “an act terrorism,” according to Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 29, 2013
'Convincing' search needed: Ishiba
Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba said Sunday that a "convincing" effort must be made to find funds for disaster-hit Tohoku if it agrees to end the special corporate tax for reconstruction a year early.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 20, 2013
LDP breaks out election mascots
Illustrated characters resembling Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Secretary General Shigeru Ishiba have recently been selected to promote the resurgent LDP and its conservative causes with a requisite dash of cute.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 17, 2013
Farm produce tariffs may be lowered: Ishiba
Japan's tariffs on key agricultural products may be lowered as a result of entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General Shigeru Ishiba hinted Saturday.

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