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Japan Times
Aug 1, 2021
Veteran LDP lawmaker says Olympic medals will give party electoral boost
Former Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeo Kawamura said that athletes doing well at the Games would give the party "great strength" ahead of an election expected in the fall.
Japan Times
Jul 29, 2017
Spare a thought for the secretaries
Few recent scandals have been as entertaining as Lower House lawmaker Mayuko Toyota's verbal and physical attack on her secretary as revealed in a recording leaked to the weekly magazine Shukan Shincho. With the recording coming to light in the week before the Tokyo assembly elections, Toyota decided to resign from the Liberal Democratic Party (though not her seat) to save the party some grief, but the scandal has subsequently lingered on the fringes of the tabloid media, providing insight into everyday office shenanigans in Nagatacho.
Japan Times
Dec 8, 2015
Politicians launch support group for new men's basketball circuit
A group of nearly two dozen Diet members launched a basketball-supporting parliamentarians' association and held its kickoff meeting on Tuesday at the members' office buildings of the House of Councilors in Tokyo's Nagatacho district.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 8, 2015
Sankei case reason for deleted references on S. Korea in Diplomatic Bluebook
The Foreign Ministry erased the description that South Korea shares "fundamental values" with Japan from this year's diplomatic policy report to criticize its prosecution of a Sankei Shimbun journalist, according to a senior member of the Liberal Democratic Party.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 18, 2014
LDP's No. 2 man likely to accept new defense legislation post: sources
Shigeru Ishiba, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's No. 2 man, is likely to take the new post of minister for defense legislation in a Cabinet reshuffle slated for early September, thereby taking charge of pushing through Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's key security policies, party sources said Sunday.


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