Komeito member quits Diet over misuse of lawmakers' housing

National / Politics Sep 26, 2017

Komeito member quits Diet over misuse of lawmakers' housing

Hiroaki Nagasawa, a senior vice minister in the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a Komeito party member, resigned Tuesday from the House of Councillors after letting an acquaintance stay at a housing complex for lawmakers. An Upper House member since 2010, Nagasawa left ...

LDP Vice President Komura won't run in Lower House election

National / Politics Sep 25, 2017

LDP Vice President Komura won't run in Lower House election

Veteran lawmaker Masahiko Komura, vice president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, has decided not to run in the Lower House election next month after deciding it will be too physically taxing, a source close to the matter said Monday. The 75-year-old lawyer-turned-lawmaker, who served ...

National Jan 9, 2017

Former Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura cancels Iran visit

Former Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura has canceled a trip to Tehran following the death of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the government said. Komura, currently vice president of the Liberal Democratic Party, was slated to visit Tehran starting Monday for talks with top officials ...