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Science and technology policy minister Sanae Takaichi (center) speaks at a meeting of the government's AI Strategy Council on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 23, 2024
Japan to discuss AI regulations as early as summer
The government's AI Strategy Council will discuss the introduction of legislation that will work alongside guidelines drawn up in April for AI business operators.
The Lower House starts discussing a security clearance bill on April 19 in Tokyo.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
May 7, 2024
Unlike 10 years ago, Japan's new security bill sparks little debate
Some point to a shift in the nation’s security stance, while opposition party lawmakers indicate a general apathy among the media to cover the story.
Economic security minister Sanae Takaichi visits the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 23, 2024
Japanese minister Takaichi visits Yasukuni Shrine
She signed a visitors' book as a minister and made a ritual offering at her own expense.
Silver coins worth ¥1,000 minted to commemorate the 2025 World Exposition in Osaka, at the Japan Mint in the city of Osaka in August 2023
Jan 29, 2024
Osaka Expo to go ahead as scheduled despite Noto quake, government says
Economic security minister Sanae Takaichi said she had urged Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to push back the event to prioritize reconstruction.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida awaits the results of a no-confidence vote against his Cabinet in the country's parliament on Dec. 13.
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, Sanae Takaichi (center) and Taro Kono attend a Lower House session in Tokyo last week.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 29, 2023
Despite low approval ratings, Kishida likely to keep top job
While the situation around the government warrants no optimism, experts agree the prime minister has no reason to fret.
Economic Security Minister Sanae Takaichi and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida take part in a news conference in September 2021 in the lead-up to the Liberal Democratic Party presidential race.
Nov 15, 2023
Takaichi makes another play to become the next PM
With the creation of a new study group, Cabinet minister Sanae Takaichi aims to build support for her bid for the top political job.
Sanae Takaichi, minister in charge of science and technology policy, speaks at an annual meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 26, 2023
Japan and China clash over Fukushima water at IAEA meeting
The IAEA released a report in July concluding that the water discharge plan was consistent with international safety standards.
Sanae Takaichi, who retained her post as economic security minister, plans to submit a revised economic security bill that includes a security clearance system during a parliamentary session starting in early 2024.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 17, 2023
Japan plans to create 'security clearance' system in 2024
Concerns have been growing over missed research and business opportunities overseas due to the lack of clear security protocols.
Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attend a memorial service marking the 78th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II at the Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 15, 2023
Japan marks 78th anniversary of the end of World War II
Members of bereaved families from 10 prefectures were unable to participate in the ceremony due to Typhoon Lan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 1, 2023
Japan considers official security clearance system to ease trade and cooperation
Without such a law in place, Japanese firms risk missing out on highly sensitive contracts including those with overseas allies in areas like cutting-edge chip technology and cybersecurity.
Japan Times
May 14, 2023
G7 science heads urge vigilance against military use of research
Group of Seven science ministers confirm that inappropriate diversion of research results, including for military purposes, is a growing global concern.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 8, 2023
Documents scandal involving Cabinet minister an untimely political headache for Kishida
The economic security minister has come under fire for files an opposition lawmaker says is proof she was involved in pushing for a legal reinterpretation of the broadcasting law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 8, 2023
Internal affairs ministry releases files Takaichi called 'fabricated'
The papers show how the ministry under the Abe government adopted a new legal interpretation holding that a single program could be enough to judge a broadcaster's political impartiality.
Japan Times
Mar 4, 2023
Former Abe aide admits pressuring ministry to review broadcast law
In a Twitter post Friday, the former aide said that it is 'true that I exchanged opinions with the ministry over the interpretation of political impartiality when I was an adviser' to Abe.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 3, 2023
LDP's Sanae Takaichi says file pointing to political pressure on media 'fabricated'
Takaichi pledged to quit as a lawmaker if the document, made public by an opposition member of parliament, is proven to be authentic.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Dec 16, 2022
Kishida punts on tax hikes for defense amid backlash from his own party
Kishida, who had been pushing for tax increases in stages, was forced to back off from a specific timetable as opponents press for alternate funding.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 14, 2022
Defense spending debate threatens to divide ruling Liberal Democratic Party
Rather than raising taxes, some LDP lawmakers want the prime minister to issue government bonds.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 13, 2022
Sanae Takaichi stands by criticism of plan to hike taxes for defense budget
The criticism came after Kishida on Thursday instructed the ruling parties to consider tax hikes to secure some u00a51 trillion to partially cover higher defense spending.


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