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Officials of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's special investigation squad prepare to search the office of House of Representatives lawmaker Yoshitaka Ikeda in his constituency in Nagoya on Dec. 27.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 8, 2024
Storage media from offices of arrested LDP lawmaker were found damaged
Prosecutors believe that Yoshitaka Ikeda or his staff damaged the storage media in an attempt to destroy evidence.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida faces reporters at the Prime Minister's Office on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jan 8, 2024
LDP lawmaker arrest further blurs Japan PM's fate
Yoshitaka Ikeda became the first lawmaker arrested in the latest political fundraising scandal involving the LDP's largest faction.
Officials with the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office remove seized items during a raid on the local office of Lower House lawmaker Yoshitaka Ikeda in Nagoya in December.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 7, 2024
Prosecutors make first arrest in LDP political funding scandal
Lower House lawmaker Yoshitaka Ikeda, suspected of having taken more than ¥48 million from his faction's slush funds, was arrested in connection with the scandal.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Taro Aso, vice president of the Liberal Democratic Party, shake hands last November.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 7, 2024
Kishida forced to rely more on 'kingmaker' Taro Aso amid funds scandal
The move underscored how Kishida's political influence is plunging as more LDP lawmakers have begun to doubt his leadership and ability to handle the accusations.
Then-LDP Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai and then-LDP policy chief Fumio Kishida at the party's headquarters in Tokyo in October 2017.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 6, 2024
Ex-LDP Secretary-General Nikai questioned over growing funds scandal
The political funds scandal has rocked the government of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, already struggling amid low public support.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo on Thursday
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 5, 2024
PM vows to establish rules to boost transparency of LDP factions
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged to establish rules to enhance the transparency of factions within his ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida awaits the results of a no-confidence vote against his Cabinet in the country's parliament on Dec. 13.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 2, 2024
Unpacking the LDP's expected leadership race
LDP politicians are already talking about a leadership change, and the polls have shifted to who the public wants to see in the prime minister’s office.
Former LDP Secretary-General and Defense Minister Secretary Shigeru Ishiba has been a top choice to replace Kishida in a number of recent media polls.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 2, 2024
Who might succeed Fumio Kishida in 2024?
Several names have emerged as potential candidates for prime minister in the wake of a political funds scandal enveloping the LDP.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends a council meeting at business lobby Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) in Tokyo on Dec. 25.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 1, 2024
Kishida says Japan to play leading diplomatic role in 'tense' 2024
In his New Year's address, the PM, who puts intense focus on diplomacy with other world leaders, said he will exert leadership "unique to Japan."
The Liberal Democratic Party headquarters in Tokyo
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 31, 2023
Criminal cases eyed for Japan's ruling party accountants
Prosecutors are also considering whether to build cases against two LDP lawmakers who are suspected of receiving tens of millions of yen under the fundraising scheme.
Fumio Kishida
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 31, 2023
Kishida mulls dropping Latin America trip amid fund scandal
Kishida was expected to make his first visit to Latin America as prime minister in January.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida makes a toast with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at a Japan-ASEAN luncheon meeting at the Japan Business Federation in Tokyo on Dec. 18. Kishida’s chance of reelection in the LDP presidential race in September will largely depend on his administration’s response to the current funding scandal and its entanglement in it.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 31, 2023
Scandal, economic policy and LDP race to weigh on Kishida in 2024
How he balances all three will determine whether he keeps his job as LDP party president and, by extension, prime minister.
Then-industry minister Yasutoshi Nishimura speaks at an exhibition in Tokyo on Dec. 13.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 30, 2023
Nishimura questioned over funds scandal at biggest LDP faction
Nishimura is the sixth senior member of the faction to have been questioned by the special investigation team.
Tokyo prosecutors raid lawmaker Yasutada Ono's local office in the city of Hashima, Gifu Prefecture, on Friday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 29, 2023
LDP lawmaker's local office raided over funds scandal
The special squad of the Tokyo Public Prosecutor's Office raided lawmaker Yasutada Ono's local office in the city of Hashima, Gifu Prefecture.
The Ground Self-Defense Force's Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade takes part in a marine landing drill on Tokunoshima island, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Nov. 19.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 29, 2023
Kishida’s military build-up plans face bumpy road ahead
One year on, questions remain as to whether the embattled leader, whose support rate recently dipped to new lows, can follow through on his pledges.
Reporters gather in front of the Upper House parliamentary building on Thursday in Tokyo. Prosecutors raided LDP lawmaker Yasutada Ono's office, which is located in the building, the same day.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 28, 2023
Second LDP member’s office raided over political funds scandal
Upper House member Yasutada Ono became the second lawmaker to have his offices searched by prosecutors in connection with the scandal.
Lower House lawmaker Mito Kakizawa (back right) when he was appointed deputy justice minister in September
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 28, 2023
Japanese lawmaker Kakizawa arrested over vote-buying allegations
The former LDP member allegedly gave bribes to assembly members in Tokyo’s Koto Ward to garner support for a candidate in the Koto mayoral election.
As president of Japan's largest opposition party, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, Kenta Izumi has the unenviable task of mounting a challenge against the ruling coalition led by the Liberal Democratic Party.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 28, 2023
Amid LDP woes, a familiar question reappears: Is the opposition ready?
Faced with a divided opposition and voter skepticism, CDP President Kenta Izumi says he is looking to adopt a stronger tone.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa attends the 10th trilateral foreign ministers' meeting in Busan, South Korea, on Nov. 26.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 27, 2023
It's time to consider a woman to take Japan's top job
Is a controversial call for Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa to become the LDP's first female prime minister a Hail Mary or a masterstroke?
Tokyo prosecutors raid lawmaker Yoshitaka Ikeda's office in Nagoya on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 27, 2023
Prosecutors raid LDP lawmaker's home and offices over unreported funds
Prosecutors entered Yoshitaka Ikeda's Tokyo and Nagoya offices on suspicion that he violated the Political Funds Control Law.

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