POLITICS > Diet

  • BOXES
  • LIST

POLITICS > Diet

Editorial: Diet still failing to live up to its role as credible venue for debate

This year’s ordinary Diet session, the first since Prime Minister Fumio Kishida took office in October, closed on June 15.   The ruling and opposition parties are now gearing up for an Upper House election scheduled for July 10. The official campaign period for the poll will start on June 22.   Past parliamentary sessions during the administrations of former….Read more

  • June 16, 2022
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 5:45 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS > Diet

Editorial: Despite some legislative achievements, discussion of thorny issues lacked depth

It is regrettable that while deliberations on the budget and bills progressed smoothly, discussions on many challenges have been left half-baked.   The ordinary Diet session has closed. A total of 61 bills submitted by the government have been enacted. It is the first time in 26 years that all the government-initiated bills were passed into law at an ordinary….Read more

  • June 16, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 11:37 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Japan’s Diet flops on key issues as gov’t, opposition turn to internal fighting

There is a fierce internal fight going on in Japan over the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)’s positions. At the same time, we see a noticeable amount of bickering among the opposition parties. Meanwhile, parliamentary debate on key issues has become increasingly flat.   The regular Diet session ended on June 15, and for the first time in 26 years,….Read more

POLITICS > Diet

All govt bills enacted in regular Diet session for 1st time since 1996

Tokyo, June 15 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese government this year saw all of its newly introduced bills enacted during a regular session of the Diet, the country’s parliament, for the first time since 1996.   The achievement was mainly due to the government and ruling parties limiting the number of bills ahead of the House of Councillors election on July 10,….Read more

  • June 15, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 10:51 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Gist of interpellations at Upper House audit committee meeting, June 13, 2022

The following is the gist of interpellations at the Upper House audit committee meeting held on June 13, 2022:   Rising prices   Sugio Hideya (Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan): What’s your view on the recent price increases?   Prime Minister Kishida Fumio: They are impacting people’s livelihoods as well as corporate activity and indeed causing public anxiety about the….Read more

  • June 14, 2022
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 9
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Strength of in-house groups in House of Representatives

On June 13, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) notified the Lower House Secretariat that Yoshikawa Takeru has left the parliamentary group. Yoshikawa left the LDP [on June 10] after a weekly magazine reported that he went out for drinks with an 18-year-old female university student.   The strength of the House of Representatives in-house groups is now as follows.  

POLITICS > Diet

All GOJ-submitted bills expected to be enacted during current Diet session

Nikkei reported that all the bills submitted by the GOJ are expected to be enacted during the current Diet session for the first time in 26 years. The paper said a bill to revise the Penal Code to unify two types of imprisonment — with and without labor — into a single punishment was enacted during an Upper House plenary….Read more

  • June 14, 2022
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Gist of interpellations at Upper House budget committee meeting, June 3, 2022

The following is the gist of interpellations at the intensive session of the Upper House budget committee meeting on June 3, 2022:   Countermeasures against rising prices   Katayama Satsuki (Liberal Democratic Party): What’s your view on the inflation that has arisen since the Russian invasion of Ukraine?   Prime Minister Kishida Fumio: The measures to rein in the rising….Read more

POLITICS > Diet

Japan Lower House speaker to face no-confidence motion

Tokyo, June 3 (Jiji Press)–The leading opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan plans to submit a no-confidence motion against Hiroyuki Hosoda, speaker of the House of Representatives, over his repeated criticism of a reform plan for the lower chamber of parliament, sources familiar with the matter said Friday.   Hosoda is “not qualified to remain as speaker” of the Lower….Read more

POLITICS > Diet

Gist of interpellations at Lower House budget committee meeting on June 1, 2022

Below is the gist of the interpellations at the Lower House budget committee meeting on June 1, 2022.   Countermeasures against rising prices   Izumi Kenta (CDPJ): Prices are soaring to extraordinary levels, and some people say, “This is Kishida inflation.” The government is not taking any countermeasures against the rising commodity prices. There are no measures against rising food….Read more

  • Ambassador
  • Ukraine
  • OPINION POLLS
  • COVID-19
  • Trending Japan