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Prime minister’s schedule on Aug. 17, 2022

  • August 18, 2022
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Japan-China combat may occur in Taiwan contingency: expert

Tokyo, Aug. 17 (Jiji Press)–A Japanese defense expert has warned of the possibility of a clash between Japanese and Chinese forces in the event of China’s invasion of Taiwan.   “If China were to invade Taiwan by force, it would create a sea and air blockade over a wide area. The Ryukyu Islands would therefore be placed under the control….Read more

  • August 17, 2022
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Komeito temporarily abandons its “pro-China” stance

Komeito is wracking its brains over the distance it should set with China. Since its founding in 1964, Komeito has built close ties with the Communist Party of China (CPC) and taken pride in its role as a bridge in building friendly ties between Japan and China. But the bilateral relationship has turned sour despite the fact that this year….Read more

  • August 18, 2022
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Bonds between LDP, Unification Church date back half a century

Since the suspect in the slaying of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed a grudge against the Unification Church, the relationship between the organization and the ruling Liberal Democrat Party is increasingly coming to light.   Interviews with current and former LDP lawmakers and people close to the Unification Church, now formally called the Family Federation for World Peace and….Read more

  • August 17, 2022
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LDP policy chief visited Unification Church-linked facility

TOKYO – Liberal Democratic Party policy chief Koichi Hagiuda visited a facility linked to the controversial Unification Church in June, accompanying ruling party candidate Akiko Ikuina ahead of the upper house election, Ikuina’s office said Wednesday.   Hagiuda, then industry minister, and Ikuina, who was elected in the House of Councillors election on July 10 in the Tokyo constituency, visited….Read more

  • August 17, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 8:43 p.m.
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Prime minister’s schedule on Aug. 16, 2022

  • August 17, 2022
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Church ties cited in 40% of senior administrative positions

About 40 percent of newly appointed senior vice ministers and parliamentary secretaries and another Cabinet member acknowledged having ties to the Unification Church or its related organizations, The Asahi Shimbun has learned.   Justice Minister Yasuhiro Hanashi on Aug. 15 said he was interviewed by an organization linked with the Unification Church, which is now formally called the Family Federation….Read more

  • August 16, 2022
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Casino bill unlikely to be enacted during current Diet session 

Many ruling party members now think it will be difficult to enact the bill to promote the establishment of integrated resorts during the current Diet session. Deliberations on the bill have been suspended since two female ministers stepped down. In addition, many members of the Komeito party are calling for caution on legalizing casino gambling. Attention is now focused on….Read more

  • October 30, 2014
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Young voters shying away from LDP

Young voters appear to be distancing themselves from the ruling party, according to data from exit polls jointly conducted by The Yomiuri Shimbun and Nippon TV networks in lower and upper house elections over the past 10 years.   Among people aged 18-29 who voted in this year’s House of Councillors election, 32% voted for the Liberal Democratic Party, compared….Read more

  • August 16, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 4:15 p.m.
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Editorial: Kishida should express message of peace in his own words

On Aug. 15, the first commemoration of the end of World War II since Prime Minister Fumio Kishida took office, two members of his Cabinet visited Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.   Sanae Takaichi, minister in charge of economic security, and Kenya Akiba, reconstruction minister, paid their respects at the Shinto shrine. Two days earlier, Yasutoshi Nishimura, minister of economy, trade….Read more

  • August 16, 2022
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