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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a Lower House Budget Committee session in Tokyo on Monday
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 29, 2024
Japan's opposition eyes united front on political funds reform
Lawmakers are targeting cross-party cooperation on a variety of issues including the revision of the Political Funds Control Act.
Ryu Shionoya (left), chairman of the Abe faction, and former parliamentary affairs chief Tsuyoshi Takagi bow during a news conference on Friday in Tokyo.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 20, 2024
Record-low public support sends shockwaves through LDP
The falling support for the LDP is primarily due to a political funds scandal involving the party's powerful factions.
Keidanren Chair Masakazu Tokura (center) visits the 2025 Osaka-Kansai Expo site on Thursday.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 19, 2024
Debate grows over whether expo funding should go to Ishikawa recovery
It has been suggested it would be better to postpone, or even cancel, the troubled 2025 Osaka-Kansai Expo.
Seiji Maehara (left) speaks during a news conference in the Diet building on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 1, 2023
Seiji Maehara's new party seen as move to join Nippon Ishin
The prominent lawmaker aims to achieve a change in government through a coalition of lawmakers other than those from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Masahiko Shibayama discusses a bill during a Lower House Judicial Affairs Committee session in Tokyo on Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 24, 2023
Japan's parliament debates relief for Unification Church victims
The two separate bills being discussed are in part aimed at safeguarding and preventing the transfer of the church’s assets.
Newly elected Yawata Mayor Shoko Kawata (right) receives flowers at city hall on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 22, 2023
LDP and CDP join forces against Nippon Ishin in local elections
While such coordination isn't uncommon, in the past it has generally been aimed at beating candidates from the Japanese Communist Party.
For Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, tackling the impact of rising prices has become a key priority.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 19, 2023
Upcoming parliament session puts Kishida's stimulus package in spotlight
Tackling inflation has become a key priority for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, as economic trends have played a part in his low approval ratings.
The Tokyo headquarters of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, also known as the Unification Church
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 15, 2023
Japan opposition seeks law on Unification Church asset protection
Despite differing views on method, the CDP and Nippon Ishin no Kai want to prevent the organization's money being deliberately moved overseas.
Upper House lawmaker Muneo Suzuki speaks to reporters in Tokyo on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 10, 2023
Hokkaido lawmaker leaves Nippon Ishin over visit to Russia
Calls from within the party to punish Suzuki had been growing, especially after he told Russian media he was sure Moscow would win its war with Ukraine.
Nippon Ishin no Kai lawmaker Muneo Suzuki speaks during an interview.
Oct 6, 2023
Nippon Ishin to expel lawmaker Muneo Suzuki over visit to Russia
The majority of Nippon Ishin members are calling for a severe punishment due to concerns about the impact of Suzuki's pro-Russian remarks and actions.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends a news conference after his Cabinet reshuffle in Tokyo on Sept. 13.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 3, 2023
Two years in, Kishida delivers stability but fails to wow
Despite little to boast about, Kishida is on his way to becoming one of the longest-serving prime ministers in recent history.
Muneo Suzuki
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 3, 2023
Pro-Moscow Japanese lawmaker Muneo Suzuki visits Russia
Suzuk is a member of opposition Nippon Ishin no Kai and a longtime champion of close ties with Russia.
Fumitake Fujita, secretary-general of Nippon Ishin no Kai, speaks during a news conference at the Diet building in Tokyo on Wednesday. Fujita said the party instructed its lawmakers to check whether their secretaries held other jobs.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 22, 2023
Lawmakers' secretaries doubling as assembly members stir controversy
State-paid secretaries are allowed to hold other jobs if lawmakers judge that that will not affect the performance of their duties as secretaries.
Democratic Party for the People leader Yuichiro Tamaki speaks during an interview in his Tokyo office on September 7
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 12, 2023
Japan's opposition struggles to move beyond political fragmentation
The leadership race for the DPP has reignited debate over the state of the opposition, with calls for a united front clashing with divisions over policy.
Osaka Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura (center left) attends a meeting on the Osaka Expo in Tokyo on Aug. 31.
Sep 6, 2023
Nippon Ishin’s political path in focus amid differing party views
There are growing differences over the party’s future direction, including whether to remain an opposition party or consider joining the ruling coalition.
Komeito leader Natsuo Yamaguchi speaks to reporters at the Prime Minister's Office on Thursday after meeting Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 25, 2023
LDP and Komeito to revive Tokyo election cooperation
The move came after the Komeito side softened its stance toward the LDP after friction earlier this year.
Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Toshimitsu Motegi announces support measures to increase the number of female lawmakers at the party's headquarters in Tokyo on Aug. 1.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 18, 2023
Japanese political parties boosting support for female candidates
The parties hope to win the support of independent voters by demonstrating their commitment to increasing the number of female lawmakers.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visits a company that makes temperature sensors, in the city of Toyama on Aug. 10.
Aug 17, 2023
Kishida may call snap election to halt rise of rival Nippon Ishin
The prime minister, however, must first regain his standing in the polls to a level where he will feel more confident about holding an election.
Nippon Ishin no Kai leader Nobuyuki Baba (left) meets with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen (right) in Taipei on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 3, 2023
Japan opposition leader vows aid for boosting Taiwan's deterrence
Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen said she hopes Nippon Ishin no Kai will continue to exert influence in the Japanese parliament.
Japan Times
Jul 23, 2023
Kishida stresses global solidarity at Reiwa Rincho meeting
Referring to Russia"s invasion of Ukraine, Prime Minister said the world "must not return to the law of the jungle."


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves