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NOBUO KISHI

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 27, 2023
Yamaguchi by-election puts spotlight on dynastic politics
Nobuchiyo Kishi thought reminding voters of his politician relatives was a good move, but he has been accused of just taking over the family business and not caring about voters" problems.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 3, 2023
Ex-Japan defense chief Kishi to resign as lawmaker over health issues
Kishi, the younger brother of late former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, previously faced concerns over his health when he held the defense portfolio between September 2020 and August 2022.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 22, 2023
Redrawing of electoral map puts focus on late Abe's home turf
Yamaguchi"s four single-seat constituencies in the Lower House have been reduced to three as a result of the redrawing of boundaries under a revised law put into effect last month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 14, 2023
Ex-Japan defense chief Nobuo Kishi to vacate Lower House seat amid health issues
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is expected to field the 63-year-old's eldest son in an April by-election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 11, 2022
Former Defense Minister Kishi won't run in next election
Nobuo Kishi's decision not run in the election was announced at a meeting of his supporters on Sunday. His eldest son is hoping to follow in his father's footsteps.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 8, 2022
LDP survey shows 121 lawmakers had substantial ties with the Unification Church
The degree of ties varied, with some lawmakers having been interviewed in a publication linked to the religious group, while two were found to have received organizational election support.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 9, 2022
In first, MSDF joins joint military exercise simulating 'threat to Japan's existence'
Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi revealed that the Izumo u2014 one of the MSDF's two de facto aircraft carriers u2014 and the Takanami destroyer took part in the RIMPAC drill.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 6, 2022
Kishida to reshuffle Cabinet amid Taiwan and Unification Church concerns
Defense chief Nobuo Kishi is expected to be replaced, while LDP Secretary-General Toshimitsu Motegi and Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno are likely to retain their posts.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 5, 2022
Tokyo and Washington slam Beijing's large-scale military drills
Japan said that launches into its EEZ were likely done u201cintentionally,u201d a move that could further upend ties with its neighbor.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 4, 2022
Japan says five Chinese ballistic missiles landed inside EEZ near Okinawa
Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said Tokyo had protested to Beijing over the move u2014 the first time Chinese missiles had landed inside the EEZ.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 2, 2022
In Japan, ties between politics and religion run deep
The assassination of Shinzo Abe has shed light on politicians' ties to the Unification Church, but less controversial organizations also play a political role.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 2, 2022
Japan defense minister says he will review his Unification Church ties
Kishi had revealed he had received help in past elections from members of the church, but he denied receiving organizational support.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 26, 2022
Japan's defense minister had help from Unification Church in elections
Shinzo Abe's younger brother has become the latest ruling party lawmaker to disclose connections with the group at the center of controversy over the assassination of the former leader.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 6, 2022
Skirmish over Japan's defense spending behind key ministry appointment
A new vice minister has been appointed to the Defense Ministry, replacing someone close to former Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, despite the objections of the defense minister, Abe's brother.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2022
Russian warships travel between far-flung Okinawan islands
The announcement was the first time that Japan's Defense Ministry revealed that Russian Navy vessels had passed through the waterway between Yonaguni and Iriomote Islands.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 23, 2022
Rules-based order key to Indo-Pacific security, Japan defense chief tells ASEAN
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Beijing are currently crafting a code of conduct to defuse tensions in disputed areas in the region.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 21, 2022
Japan concerned over Cambodia naval base modernizing with Chinese aid
The base, which is strategically located on the Gulf of Thailand, near the South China Sea, has been a source of geopolitical tension.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 15, 2022
Japan and Australia vow to deepen defense cooperation in Indo-Pacific region
Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi and his Australian counterpart Richard Marles said the two nations confirmed plans to enhance training designed to increase defense force interoperability.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 12, 2022
Kishi warns Beijing against Sino-Russian military exercises near Japan
Nobuo Kishiu2019s meeting with Wei Fenghe in Singapore marked the first time a Japanese and a Chinese defense minister held an in-person meeting since 2019.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 11, 2022
Japan defense minister delivers speech targeting 'rule-flouting' nuclear-armed neighbors
Nobuo Kishi said Japan is on the u201cfront linesu201d with nuclear-armed Russia, China and North Korea, and urged cooperation in halting their attempts to unilaterally change the status quo.

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