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Opposition expected to submit numerous bills to current Diet session

(Mainichi: March 18, 2015 – p. 5)    As the budget for fiscal 2015 has cleared the House of Representatives, the main focus of attention in the Diet will now shift to deliberations on important bills. In addition to security-related bills based on the cabinet decision last July that allows Japan to exercise the right to collective self-defense, many bills,….Read more

  • 2015-03-18 15:00:00
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LDP, JIP, PNG to jointly resubmit casino bill to current Diet session

(Asahi: March 18, 2015 – p. 4)    The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and two minor opposition parties – the Japan Innovation Party and the Party for Future Generations – have decided to jointly resubmit a bill (lifting the ban on casino gambling) promoting the construction of integrated resorts (IRs), which was scrapped because the House of Representatives election was….Read more

  • 2015-03-18 15:00:00
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Gist of Diet debates at Upper House Budget Committee on March 16

(Nikkei: March 17, 2015 – p. 4)    Following is the gist of Diet debates held on March 16 at the Upper House Budget Committee:    Hata Yuichiro, Secretary-General at the Upper House caucus of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)    Regional revitalization    Hata: The government has remained old-fashioned in its policymaking for regional revitalization and it is….Read more

  • 2015-03-17 15:00:00
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52% opposed to passing security legislation during current Diet session

(Mainichi: March 16, 2015—p. 2)    The Mainichi Shimbun conducted a nationwide public opinion survey on March 14-15. A government-sponsored package of security-related legislative measures, including a bill allowing Japan to exercise the right of collective self-defense, is now before the Diet for deliberation, and the government plans to have the security legislation get through the Diet during the current….Read more

  • 2015-03-16 15:00:00
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Extension of current Diet session likely for deliberations on key bills

(Yomiuri: March 14, 2015 – p. 4)    The bill for the budget for fiscal 2015 cleared the House of Representatives on March 13 and will be deliberated at the House of Councillors Budget Committee, starting on the 16th. Opposition parties intend to pursue political donation scandals involving cabinet ministers during deliberations at the Upper House as well. Hoping for….Read more

  • 2015-03-16 15:00:00
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Opposition parties grill Education Minister Shimomura at Diet over political donations

(Nikkei: March 13, 2015 – p. 4)    At the House of Representatives Budget Committee on March 12, opposition parties stepped up their questioning of Hakubun Shimomura, minister of education, culture, sports, science and technology, over an issue involving political donations. He is facing criticism because a local party chapter that he heads allegedly received donations as membership fees from….Read more

  • 2015-03-13 15:00:00
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Suprapartisan group aiming at increasing female Diet members

(Asahi: February 27, 2015 – p. 4)    A suprapartisan “group of Diet members to promote women’s participation in politics and female empowerment” aiming at increasing the number of female Diet members was established on Feb. 26. About 20 Diet members from political parties, including the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, the largest opposition Democratic Party of Japan, and the Japan….Read more

  • 2015-02-27 15:00:00
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Gist of PM Abe’s responses at Diet interpellation, Feb. 17

(Yomiuri: February 18, 2015 – p. 11)    Following is the gist of representative interpellations and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s responses at the plenary sessions of the House of Councillors and House of Representatives on Feb. 17. Kensei Mizote (Liberal Democratic Party [LDP]) and Akira Gunji (Democratic Party of Japan) asked questions in the Upper House, while Yoshihisa Inoue (Komeito)….Read more

  • 2015-02-18 15:00:00
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LDP calls on Abe to adhere to Diet resolution on protection of agricultural products

(Tokyo Shimbun: February 10, 2015 – p. 3)    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Seishiro Eto, chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party’s Headquarters for Regional Diplomatic and Economic Partnership, on Feb. 9 at the Prime Minister’s Office [Kantei]. During the meeting, Abe accepted a letter asking the government to abide by a Diet resolution seeking to protect five key….Read more

  • 2015-02-10 15:00:00
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Infographic on Diet groupings

(Sankei: February 8, 2015—Top play)    

  • 2015-02-09 15:00:00
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