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After two meetings of an ad-hoc panel established by party leader and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida earlier this month, fissures between lawmakers have emerged, and at the moment the outcome of the debate remains hard to predict.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 17, 2024
Dissolving factions becomes focus of LDP funding scandal task force
The discussions have led to divisions between lawmakers, and at the moment the outcome of the debate remains hard to predict.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida addresses the first meeting of the Liberal Democratic Party's reform panel, held Thursday at the party's headquarters, along with former Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and LDP Secretary-General Toshimitsu Motegi.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 12, 2024
Ruling LDP starts discussions to reform political funds rules
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who heads the LDP, held the "political reform" panel's first meeting on Thursday.
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.
Former Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says Japanese firms' clean energy technology can speed up the country’s efforts to curb emissions.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 27, 2023
Japan’s tech leaders accelerate its climate actions, ex-PM says
Japan’s companies were once at the cutting edge of green technology but have been surpassed by Chinese producers.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visits a company that makes temperature sensors, in the city of Toyama on Aug. 10.
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Aug 17, 2023
Kishida may call snap election to halt rise of rival Nippon Ishin
The prime minister, however, must first regain his standing in the polls to a level where he will feel more confident about holding an election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jun 1, 2023
LDP-Komeito spat spotlights deeper problems in political marriage
That, in turn, has raised questions about the state of their more than 20-year-old coalition, and whether the two sides will take steps to initiate a divorce.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 29, 2023
As snap election rumors grow in Japan, here's how one could play out
Political pundits have been contemplating multiple scenarios, ranging from a summertime ballot to an election during parliament's session in the fall.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
May 2, 2023
Government was hampered by infighting during COVID-19 response, sources say
The nation's three-year fight against the pandemic had a major impact on politics and government management, with power struggles taking place during the administrations of the time.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2023
Government shelves plans to revise the Science Council — for now
The move came shortly after the Science Council released a statement on Tuesday strongly calling for the government to reconsider its proposal.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 30, 2023
South Korea's Yoon vows to seek public consent for Fukushima water release
The South Korean president had said previously that he believes his predecessor Moon Jae-in 'had avoided efforts to understand,' preventing the public from becoming aware of Japan's plan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 17, 2023
South Korea seeks scientific analysis before Fukushima water release
Some of Japan's other neighbors, such as China and Taiwan, have also expressed opposition to Tokyo's decision.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 4, 2023
Former PM Suga to head cross-party group promoting Japan-South Korea ties
The appointment of a former prime minister is aimed at facilitating lawmaker-level exchanges at a time when Tokyo and Seoul are stepping up efforts to resolve long-festering disputes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Feb 1, 2023
If Kishida's approval ratings remain in a rut, who might succeed him as prime minister?
Lawmakers like Taro Kono and Shigeru Ishiba might be popular with the public, but whether they can garner support from within their party is a major question mark.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 17, 2023
With Kishida criticism, Suga steps back onto Japan's political stage
The former prime minister broke his monthslong silence to express his discontent with Kishida's decision to remain as an LDP faction leader.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Oct 19, 2022
With one notable exception, Kishida’s climate policy is similar to his predecessors'
Kishida's strategy relies not only on expanding renewable energy and restarting conventional nuclear power plants but also proposed unproven technologies like smaller nuclear reactors.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 29, 2022
A dignified farewell should transcend politics
Though the nation was divided over holding a state funeral, it was a fitting and dignified farewell for the nation's longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Sep 29, 2022
As parliament reconvenes, questions loom over LDP-Komeito ties
The kind of close, informal connections senior members of previous LDP-led governments had with senior Komeito officials appears to be lacking under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 27, 2022
Japan bids farewell to former PM Shinzo Abe with controversial state funeral
Scores of foreign dignitaries, including U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, attended the ceremony, while rallies protesting the controversial funeral were also held.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 28, 2022
As Kishida prepares to reshuffle Cabinet and party roles, attention falls on Suga
Many observers believe that improving ties with Suga would be crucial to making the Kishida administration more stable.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 9, 2022
The massive void that Shinzo Abe’s assassination has left behind
Japan's longest-serving prime minister wasn't just any other leader — he was a towering figure whose death has completely changed the nation's political landscape.

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