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Upcoming key political events, based on government and ruling party outlook

  • 2016-01-29 15:00:00
  • , Yomiuri
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(Yomiuri: January 29, 2016 – p. 4)

 

Jan.

28

Resignation of Akira Amari as Minister in Charge of Economic Revitalization to take responsibility for allegations of receipt of illegal contributions. Appointment of Nobuteru Ishihara, former LDP secretary-general, as his successor

Feb.

1 or later

Explanation of the FY2016 budget bill at the Lower House Budget Committee; substantive deliberations on the budget bill; overall interpellations (with the full cabinet in attendance)

4

Signing ceremony for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact in New Zealand

Mar.

2

Deadline for the Lower House passage of the budget bill for automatic approval within the fiscal year

Second half of month

Passage of the FY2016 budget

Apr.

Full-scale deliberations on key bills, including TPP approval and related bills

24

Lower House by-election in the Hokkaido No. 5 constituency

May

26–27

G-7 Summit (Ise-Shima Summit)

June

1

End of the ordinary Diet session

July?

Upper House elections

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