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Calendar of major political and diplomatic events for 2015

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(Nikkei: January 1, 2015 – p. 2)

Date

Event

Issues

January 14

Approval of FY2015 budget bill

January 16

PM Abe’s visit to Middle East nations

Late January

Convocation of ordinary Diet session

March

Enactment of FY2015 budget bill (planned)

April

Unified local elections (April 12 and 26)

Will the ruling parties be able to win by giving people a tangible sense of the virtuous economic cycle?

Spring

Formulation of agricultural reforms

May

Start of deliberations on security legislation in the Diet

Will it be possible to coordinate with the Komeito Party and smoothly enact the bills during the ordinary Diet session?

After spring?

Revision of the Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation Guidelines

Local consent for resumption of Takahama nuclear power plant (planned)

Will the government be able to obtain local consent for restarting the plant?

June

Formulation of new growth strategy at Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Germany

Late June

Conclusion of ordinary Diet session

July

One year since DPRK began reinvestigating whereabouts of Japanese abductees

Summer

Formulation of concrete measures for financial reconstruction

September

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) presidential election

United Nations (UN) general assembly in New York

October

Election of non-permanent members of the UN Security Council (UNSC)

November

Meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Twenty (G20) in Turkey

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in Philippines

Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Malaysia

December

Approval by ruling parties of outline of tax revision and budget bill for FY2016

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