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YOSHIRO MORI

Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Toshimitsu Motegi (left), Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (center), and Taro Aso, the party's vice president, meet in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 2, 2024
LDP’s formal punishment likely to spark discontent
Exempting Kishida and Nikai from any reprimands over the slush funds scandal will likely deepen rifts within the party, experts say.
Former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori attends the Liberal Democratic Party's convention in Tokyo on March 17.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 30, 2024
LDP questions ex-PM Mori over political funds scandal
Yoshiro Mori has denied any involvement in the scandal, which could see the LDP advising some implicated executives to leave the party.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends an Upper House Budget Committee session on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 28, 2024
Ex-PM Yoshiro Mori may face LDP probe over kickback scheme
The target and scope of such an investigation has yet to be decided, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says.
Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Hakubun Shimomura attends a Lower House ethics committee meeting in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 18, 2024
Shimomura testimony fails to shed light on LDP funds scandal
Former Liberal Democratic Party policy chief Hakubun Shimomura had hinted that he would finally provide some answers to key questions.
There are growing calls within the LDP to query former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori (left) over his possible involvement in the scandal. While Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said that the party would discuss hearing directly from those involved, he did not offer specific examples of who he had in mind.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 15, 2024
Shimomura to testify amid growing calls to query Mori over funds scandal
The former LDP policy chief's testimony before an ethics committee could pressure the ex-PM to disclose what he knows about the kickback scheme.
Former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori gives an interview in Tokyo on July 4.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 29, 2023
Yoshiro Mori's image as LDP kingmaker rubs up against reality
While he remains a strong presence in the LDP, his actual ability to get his way on policy and personnel matters may not be as strong as it first appears.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 12, 2023
Former LDP kingmaker Mikio Aoki dies at 89
Aoki, known as the “don of the Upper House” for his influence inside and outside the LDP, served as a lawmaker in the chamber between 1986 and 2010.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 25, 2023
Former PM Mori urges against excessive support for Ukraine
'It is unthinkable that Russia would lose the war,' the gaffe-prone politician said in a speech at a reception.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 19, 2022
Former Japanese PM Mori criticizes Zelenskyy over war in Ukraine
'I don't quite understand why only President Putin is criticized while Mr. Zelenskyy isn't taken to task at all. Mr. Zelenskyy has made many Ukrainian people suffer,' Mori said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 9, 2022
Ex-PM Mori questioned over Tokyo Olympics corruption scandal
Prosecutors have been seeking to establish a bribery case against Haruyuki Takahashi, who allegedly received money from two companies in return for sponsorship deals.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 5, 2022
Tokyo Olympics bribery scandal widens as Osaka-based ad firm raided
Prosecutors have announced they are looking into allegations that Daiko provided at least u00a514 million on three occasions to a firm run by an acquaintance of a former Games official.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 5, 2022
Prosecutors raid ad firm in Osaka suspected of paying arrested ex-Tokyo Olympic executive for favor
A consultancy run by an acquaintance of Haruyuki Takahashi was paid a total of u00a526 million by the Kansai-based ad agency, with Takahashi believed to have received a portion of the funds.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 3, 2022
Ex-Tokyo Games executive suspected of giving favors to publisher Kadokawa
A consulting company headed by an acquaintance of Haruyuki Takahashi, 78, received about u00a570 million from Japanese publisher Kadokawa.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2022
Olympic sponsor accused of bribery allegedly paid ex-Prime Minister Mori
Tokyo prosecutors are investigating the purpose and the timing of a suspected payment to Yoshiro Mori, who was for a time head of the Games organizing committee.
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 8, 2022
Disgraced ex-Tokyo Olympics chief Mori still doubling down on sexist remarks
Yoshiro Mori, who resigned his post last year after claiming that women 'talk too much,' told an LDP event in Tokyo that he has been 'scolded for telling the truth.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 1, 2021
Buzzwords in Japan 2021: Ohtani and Tokyo Olympics loomed large
The language of the pandemic, while still present, took a back seat to phrases and words inspired by Shohei Ohtani, Thomas Bach, Yoshiro Mori and other sports-related figures.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 3, 2021
Suga joins ranks of Japan's 'revolving-door' prime ministers
Prior to Shinzo Abe's second period as leader between 2012 and 2020, Japan's prime ministers were often known for their short tenures.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 24, 2021
Tokyo 2020 organizers add to speculation over comeback for scandal-hit Yoshiro Mori
A return by Mori could erode the goodwill earned by organizers with their choice of tennis superstar Naomi Osaka to light the Olympic cauldron on Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 29, 2021
Tokyo to push Olympic sponsors on gender parity following gaffes
A pledge to advance equality and inclusion is also expected to come next month from the games' organizing committee.

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