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TPP’s consistency with Diet resolution to be questioned

(The Japan Agricultural News: October 6, 2015 – p. 1)    By Takanori Okabe    As a result of the broad agreement reached in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, Japan will now have to open its market for agricultural products at a higher level than ever before. Although the government plans to introduce certain countermeasures as safeguards to mitigate the….Read more

  • 2015-10-07 15:00:00
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Gov’t may forego convening extra Diet session this fall

(Sankei: October 3, 2015 – p. 5)    By Daisuke Sawada    A possibility has emerged that an extraordinary Diet session, usually held from October to November each year, may not be convened this year. The government and the ruling parties are considering convening the Diet in early November, after the cabinet reshuffle is implemented on Oct. 7, but Prime….Read more

  • 2015-10-05 15:00:00
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Gist of PM Abe’s news conference after Diet adjournment, Sept. 25

(Mainichi: September 26, 2015 – p. 5)    Opening remarks    We passed laws on agricultural cooperative reform and in other areas that remove regulations standing in the way of Japan’s economic growth. Laws on empowerment of women and other issues have also been enacted. This was a historic Diet session that accomplished major reforms in the postwar period. Laws….Read more

  • 2015-09-28 15:00:00
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Infographic on Diet groupings

(Yomiuri: September 17, 2015—p. 4)    

  • 2015-09-17 15:00:00
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Pro-casino Diet members looking to enact casino bills at extraordinary Diet session

(Kanagawa Shimbun: September 16, 2015 – p. 2)    A bipartisan parliamentary league seeking to legitimize casinos, led by Liberal Democratic Party Acting Secretary-General Hiroyuki Hosoda, on September 15 decided not to seek the enactment of bills to promote construction of integrated casino-related resort facilities during the current Diet session. Members of the group confirmed they will continue to work….Read more

  • 2015-09-17 15:00:00
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Ruling coalition, three opposition parties agree to strengthen Diet involvement

(Yomiuri: September 17, 2015 – p. 4)    The ruling camp of the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito formally agreed with three opposition parties – the Assembly to Energize Japan, Party for Future Generations, and New Renaissance Party – in a meeting of revising the security-related bills. The reason for the agreement by the five ruling and opposition parties is….Read more

  • 2015-09-17 15:00:00
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LDP gives up on enacting casino bill in current Diet session

(Yomiuri: September 8, 2015 – p. 4)    The ruling Liberal Democratic Party decided on Sept. 7 to abandon its plan to enact legislation to promote the construction of integrated resorts during the current Diet session. The LDP has submitted the legislation to the Diet jointly with the Japan Innovation Party and the Party for Future Generations. Prime Minister Shinzo….Read more

  • 2015-09-08 15:00:00
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LDP leadership focusing on presidential election, Diet

(Yomiuri: September 3, 2015 – p. 4)    The official campaign for the presidential election of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party will kick off on Sept. 8 with voting and vote-counting on the 20th. If former General Council Chairperson Seiko Noda runs in the leadership race, the last phase of the ongoing Diet session will be bound to be thrown….Read more

  • 2015-09-03 15:00:00
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Ratio of Diet enactment of government bills to drop below 90%

(Nikkei: September 2, 2015 – p. 2)    Despite the current regular Diet session being convened for a record 245 days, the ratio of enactment of bills submitted by the government is likely to drop below 90%. This represents a significant dive from 97.5% in last year’s regular session. In order not to affect the deliberation of the security bills,….Read more

  • 2015-09-02 15:00:00
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Ruling parties amenable to creating Diet review body for SDF overseas missions

(Mainichi: September 1, 2015 – p. 5)    The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Komeito held working level talks on Aug. 31 with three opposition parties – the Assembly to Energize Japan, the Party for Future Generations, and the New Renaissance Party – on revisions to the security bills currently being deliberated in the House of Councillors.    Although the….Read more

  • 2015-09-01 15:00:00
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