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Major upcoming political events and issues for Abe administration

  • November 2, 2017
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

2017

November

1

Special Diet session convenes; fourth Abe cabinet launched

 
   

5

President Donald Trump arrives in Japan

 

6

Japan-U.S. summit

Foreign policy: dealing with North Korea, China

Around the 10th

Decision on Kake Gakuen’s application to open veterinary school

 

From the 10th

APEC Summit, ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings

 

December

9

Special Diet session adjourns

 
 

Before yearend?

Board of Audit releases investigation report on sale of government land to Moritomo Gakuen

Political posture: responsibility to explain involvement of prime minister and his aides

LDP draws up constitutional revision proposals

Constitution: Komeito cautious about Abe’s proposal to amend Article 9; CDPJ opposed

2018

January

 

Regular Diet session convenes

 
 

March

 

First draft of new basic energy plan

Nuclear plants: Many parties pledged zero nuclear plants in Lower House election

September

 

End of LDP president’s term

 

2019

Summer

 

Upper House election

 
 

October

 

Increase of consumption tax to 10%

Economy, finance: Realization of economic growth actually felt by the people

 

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