Koizumi questions bid to extend LDP president's term

/ Aug 25, 2016

Koizumi questions bid to extend LDP president's term

Shinjiro Koizumi, director of the Agriculture and Forestry Division of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, questioned Thursday the mooted extension of the term of office for LDP president. "Honestly, I can't understand why we have to discuss it now. I wonder if it is a ...

| Oct 26, 2013

Branding Japan: Not always onward and upward

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Branding is not an exact science. Take for example the recent campaign by Fukushima Industries to launch a new consumer-friendly corporate mascot. Perhaps braving the possibility of a lawsuit from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) over infringement of intellectual- property rights, the Osaka-based appliance company ...

Koizumi takes up post for Tohoku reconstruction

/ Oct 2, 2013

Koizumi takes up post for Tohoku reconstruction

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Shinjiro Koizumi's appointment Monday as parliamentary secretary in charge of Tohoku's recovery has generated much attention amid mounting criticism of the government for failing to speed up reconstruction efforts or end the radioactive water spill into the sea at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear ...

/ Sep 30, 2013

Abe appoints more women, brother to senior government posts

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday reshuffled his senior vice ministers and parliamentary secretaries by appointing more women, his brother and the son of his flamboyant predecessor to senior government posts. His Cabinet, however, was not affected by the reshuffle. The move follows Abe's speech to ...