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Former PM Noda to deliver memorial speech for Abe at Diet on Oct. 25

Nikkei, Mainichi, and Sankei wrote that the Diet Affairs Committee chiefs of the LDP, CDPJ, and Japan Innovation Party agreed on Wednesday that former Prime Minister Noda of the CDPJ will deliver a memorial speech for former Prime Minister Abe at a plenary meeting of the House of Representatives on Oct. 25.

  • October 20, 2022
  • , Mainichi, Nikkei, Sankei
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Gist of interpellations at Lower House budget committee meeting, Oct. 18, 2022

The following is the gist of basic interpellations at the Lower House budget committee meeting on Oct. 18, 2022:   Former Unification Church   Nagatsuma Akira (Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan): Will the government submit a draft amendment for relevant legislation aimed at providing relief to the victims of the former Unification Church (the Family Federation for World Peace and….Read more

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Prime Minister Kishida launches probe into Unification Church amid slumping approval ratings

By Shin Torizuka and Shinsuke Uemura / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer   Fears of a further decline in the Cabinet’s approval rating have spurred Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to order an investigation into the Unification Church, officially known as the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification.   Despite unease within the government about conducting an investigation, feelings shared by….Read more

  • October 19, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 6:00 a.m.
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Gist of interpellations at Lower House budget committee meeting, Oct. 17, 2022

The following is the gist of basic interpellations at the Lower House budget committee meeting on Oct. 17, 2022: Strengthening of defense capabilities   Hagiuda Koichi (Liberal Democratic Party of Japan): The LDP vowed in the Upper House election to drastically strengthen the nation’s defense capabilities within five years with an eye on increasing (the defense budget) to 2% of….Read more

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Gist of interpellations at Lower House budget committee meeting, Oct. 17, 2022

The following is the gist of interpellations at the Lower House budget committee meeting held on Oct. 17, 2022:     Developing shelters   Nuclear shelters   Okada Katsuya (Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan): Japan is not building enough shelters.   Prime Minister Kishida Fumio: I am aware that we need to take measures in a realistic way. The government is….Read more

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Lower House budget committee to hold intensive deliberations on Oct. 24

The board of directors of the Lower House Committee on Budget met on Oct. 17 and agreed to hold intensive Diet deliberations with the participation of Prime Minister Kishida Fumio on Oct. 24. The Upper House Committee on Budget is also expected to hold intensive deliberations on the same day.  

  • October 18, 2022
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
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Ruling, opposition camps agree on the date of Lower House budget meeting

The executive directors of the ruling and opposition parties on the Lower House Committee on the Budget agreed on Oct. 12 to hold a basic Diet interpellation session, a session joined by Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and all cabinet ministers, on Oct. 17-18. The Upper House is expected to hold it on Oct. 19-20.

  • October 13, 2022
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
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Anticipated meetings during current Diet session

Anticipated meetings in the Diet session:   Oct. 13 Joint review session at the Lower House by the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on National Security, and the Special Committee on North Korean Abductions and Other Issues. After Oct. 17 Budget committee meetings in both chambers of the Diet. Late Oct. Begin deliberations on bills at committees in both….Read more

  • October 12, 2022
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
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