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LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Perspectives
Oct 1, 2021
How Kishida can avoid becoming another revolving-door prime minister
The new LDP president will focus on expanding his power, implementing policies that benefit the electorate and ensuring success in the upcoming elections before widening his policy window.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 30, 2021
Kishida's longevity as prime minister hinges on November general election
The jury is still out on whether Kishida's campaign promises — boosting lower- and middle-class incomes and drawing up a COVID-19 economic assistance package — will resonate with the public.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Sep 30, 2021
Japan faces big problems. Its next leader offers few bold solutions.
The country's governing party, with a stranglehold on power, bucked the wishes of the public to select a moderate mainstay.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / EXPLAINER
Nov 29, 2020
Cherry blossom scandal returns to haunt Abe and Suga
Allegations that the former prime minister's office illegally paid out over u00a59 million to make up the costs of parties at Tokyo hotels are now being investigated by prosecutors.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 5, 2018
LDP to present draft for revising Japan's pacifist Constitution to Diet without consulting Komeito
In a bid to pursue Abe's long-cherished goal, the LDP plans to offer its proposals during the session expected to be convened later this month.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 20, 2018
With Abe re-elected, local governments now look for him to deliver on campaign promises
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe secured strong support from the Liberal Democratic Party's local chapters in securing a third term as president of the party.
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 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
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 / Media / MEDIA MIX
Apr 7, 2018
In Japan no one wants to talk about sex education
The English 'penis' — which rhymes with 'Venice' in katakana — is the preferred technical term when discussing male genitalia in Japan, but even that seems to be taboo in broadcast situations.
EDITORIALS
Feb 14, 2018
LDP factions abuzz ahead of party race
The LDP factions and their leaders should make their policy positions clear as they prepare for the party's presidential race.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 29, 2017
LDP backs away from election promise of 'free education' election promise
Ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers tasked with drawing up proposed constitutional amendments approved a plan Tuesday that does not include a guarantee to make all education free.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Oct 21, 2017
Identifying the 'liberal' in Japanese politics
The current group of conservative public figures in the United States wants to return to an age when certain middle-class values were ascendant, without acknowledging that many of those values were realized because President Franklin Roosevelt implemented progressive social policies and trade unions...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / Decision 2017
Oct 19, 2017
'Manifesto' era may be over but election campaigns still rife with rosy pledges and vague bottom lines
Eight years is a long time in Japanese politics and people are quick to forget, but things were vastly different then.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 19, 2017
Japan Inc. wants ruling bloc to prevail in election win but with smaller majority: poll
Japanese companies overwhelmingly want Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition to stay in power in this Sunday's national election but about two-thirds want it to lose seats, a Reuters poll found.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 18, 2017
Japan's oldest village by age sees LDP leadership as key for survival
Chikara Imai, 73, is quick to dismiss the new parties in Sunday's national election, saying old ties with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party is what the country's most elderly village needs for survival.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Aug 19, 2017
Abe tries to ride out storm in bid to restore trust deficit
A shoo-in a few months ago, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plunge in popularity imperils his re-election to a third term as LDP president in September 2018, fueling speculation about when he will go and who will replace him. That said, it's still too soon to count him out.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 12, 2017
Abe seeks to avoid repeating history of first tenure demise a decade ago
Unpopular policies and a slew of scandals triggered a slide in public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that led to a heavy election defeat.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jun 10, 2017
The Imperial family and public vs. LDP
NHK has become the go-to media outlet for scoops on the Imperial family. In July, the public broadcaster was the first to break the news that the Emperor wanted to step down and, last month, it was the first to report Princess Mako's intention to marry a man she met at university. Both stories annoyed...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Jun 3, 2017
Is Japan slipping into prewar politics?
"The recent flurry of legislation, including a proposed anti-conspiracy amendment to the organized crime law, recalls prewar Japan," Kobe University criminal law scholar Hirofumi Uchida told the Asahi Shimbun in an interview in March.

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