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Ex-PM Noda to deliver memorial speech for Abe at Diet

Saturday’s Yomiuri, Mainichi, and Sankei wrote that former Prime Minister Noda of the CDPJ is set to deliver a memorial speech for former Prime Minister Abe at a plenary meeting of the House of Representatives later this month. LDP Diet Affairs Committee chief Takagi proposed the idea to his CDPJ counterpart Azumi on Friday, and the opposition party accepted the….Read more

  • October 8, 2022
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Gist of Prime Minister Kishida’s responses to interpellations at Lower and Upper Houses’ plenary sessions, Oct. 6, 2022

The following is the gist of Prime Minister Kishida Fumio’s responses to interpellations at the plenary sessions of the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors on Oct. 6, 2022:   Comprehensive economic measures   We will come up with sweeping economic measures that will meet with the people’s approval and will improve their livelihoods. We will ensure that….Read more

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Editorial: Kishida failing miserably on his vow to heed critical opinions

It would appear that Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has already forgotten important promises he made in his Oct. 3 policy speech to kick off the extraordinary Diet session.   Consider the following: “I pledge to respond sincerely, humbly and scrupulously to harshly critical voices of the public.” Kishida also expressed his “willingness to pay attention to harsh opinions” as his “starting….Read more

  • October 6, 2022
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 4:33 p.m.
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Japan Upper House condemns N. Korea missile firing

Tokyo, Oct. 6 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s House of Councillors unanimously adopted a resolution on Thursday condemning North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile that flew over Japan on Tuesday.     The upper chamber of the Diet, Japan’s parliament, said in the resolution that the missile launch posed a grave and immediate threat to the country’s security and is utterly unacceptable.     The resolution urged the….Read more

  • October 6, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 2:02 p.m.
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Editorial: Japan PM Kishida lacks ‘answering ability’ in Diet responses

Despite saying he would “carefully explain” the issue of political connections with the Unification Church, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida did not directly answer questions presented to him on the matter. There can be no deep political debate under such circumstances.   Following his policy speech in the Diet, Kishida faced questions from political party leaders. But his repetition of conventional….Read more

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Gist of Prime Minister Kishida’s responses to interpellations at Lower House plenary session, Oct. 5, 2022

The following is the gist of Prime Minister Kishida Fumio’s responses to interpellations at the plenary session of the House of Representatives on Oct. 5, 2022:   North Korea   Our economic sanctions on the DPRK have proved effective to some extent. Through close coordination between Japan and the United States as well as between Japan, the United States and….Read more

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Gist of Prime Minister Kishida’s responses to interpellations at Lower House plenary session, Oct. 5, 2022

The following is the gist of Prime Minister Kishida Fumio’s responses to interpellations at the plenary session of the House of Representatives on Oct. 5, 2022:   Henoko relocation   To maintain the deterrence of the Japan-U.S. alliance and remove the danger posed by the Marines Corps Air Station Futenma, the relocation of the facility to the Henoko district in….Read more

  • October 6, 2022
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 9
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Editorial: Party leaders should deepen Diet discussions on mountain of issues

Deliberation time in the Diet must not be devoted solely to the state funeral for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the issue of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, widely known as the Unification Church. The ruling and opposition parties should squarely address domestic and foreign policy issues.   The plenary session of the House of Representatives….Read more

  • October 6, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 12:31 p.m.
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