Ishiba top pick for next prime minister: poll

/ Aug 11, 2017

Ishiba top pick for next prime minister: poll

Former Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba is the public's top choice as Japan's next leader now that gaffes and scandals have damaged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's image, a poll says. According to the poll, conducted by Jiji Press, 18.0 percent of the respondents chose ...

Abe's constitutional revision push questioned by his own party

/ May 11, 2017

Abe's constitutional revision push questioned by his own party

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent push to engineer Japan's first revision to the pacifist Constitution continued to cause ripples in the political community on Thursday, with even senior members of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party raising questions. "I don't think the Constitution can be revised ...