Japanese delegation of 1,000 to visit South Korea

National / Politics Jan 10, 2020

Japanese delegation of 1,000 to visit South Korea

Japan will send a delegation of about 1,000 people to South Korea later this year, Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, said Thursday. He unveiled the plans during talks in Tokyo with Kang Chang-il, head of a group of South Korean lawmakers ...

Japan needs extra budget of over ¥10 trillion: LDP No. 2 Toshihiro Nikai

Business Nov 19, 2019

Japan needs extra budget of over ¥10 trillion: LDP No. 2 Toshihiro Nikai

The government needs to compile an extraordinary budget of more than ¥10 trillion to bolster the economy, a senior ruling party official said Tuesday. "As uncertainty grows about the economic outlook, (the government) cannot remove the public's anxiety without a large-scale supplementary budget," Toshihiro Nikai, ...

Abe shakes up LDP leadership, but retains key party heavyweights

National / Politics Sep 11, 2019

Abe shakes up LDP leadership, but retains key party heavyweights

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday appointed Olympics minister Shunichi Suzuki as chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party's General Council in a shake-up of the party leadership. Abe also picked former education minister Hakubun Shimomura as head of the LDP's Election Strategy Committee, while retaining ...

Abe eyes carrying out large-scale Cabinet reshuffle in mid-September

National / Politics Aug 17, 2019

Abe eyes carrying out large-scale Cabinet reshuffle in mid-September

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is looking at a large-scale reshuffle of his Cabinet and the Liberal Democratic Party leadership team, probably in mid-September, to be better prepared to tackle key policy challenges including constitutional amendments, it was learned Saturday. The previous reshuffle, last October, featured ...