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Exclusive: LDP to propose budget quota for food security

Tokyo, May 11 (Jiji Press)–A Liberal Democratic Party team will propose that the government establish a budget quota for measures to enhance Japan’s food security, Jiji Press learned Wednesday.     The ruling LDP’s team on food security will call for the establishment of sustainable food supply chains amid global concerns over the supplies of food, fertilizers and feedstuff heightened by….Read more

  • May 11, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 9:11 p.m.
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CDP, JCP agree to cooperate in election but won’t sign policy

By TSUBASA YOKOYAMA/ Staff Writer   The main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and the Japanese Communist Party have taken a step backward in their cooperative efforts for this summer’s Upper House election.   The two parties had previously united behind single candidates to improve the opposition bloc’s chances of defeating the ruling coalition’s candidate in the same constituency.….Read more

  • May 10, 2022
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 5:29 p.m.
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Former ministers of economy, trade and industry lend weight to discussions on hydrogen use

Hydrogen is reputed to be a “dream fuel” as it does not generate CO2 when burned. The Liberal Democratic Party began paying close attention to it in around 2013, when Toyota Motor announced the launch of the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle (FCV).   Back then, a “study group to promote the realization of a hydrogen society centered on….Read more

  • May 10, 2022
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LDP Youth Division to visit Taiwan on May 3-7

On April 28, the Youth Division of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) announced that Division Director Ogura Masanobu and four other division executives will visit Taiwan on May 3-7. They will pay a courtesy call on President Tsai Ing-wen, Vice President William Lai, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu to discuss economic and security relations between Japan and Taiwan.….Read more

  • April 29, 2022
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LDP’s SG Motegi delivers remarks in Okinawa

On May 1, Motegi Toshimitsu, the Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party, held in check the “All Okinawa” forces who oppose the Kishida government’s relocation project of U.S. Marines Corps Air Station Futenma to Nago’s Henoko district (Ginowan City) in a stump speech he delivered in Chatan Town. He pointed to the challenging security environment facing Japan and stressed resolve….Read more

  • May 2, 2022
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POLITICS > Political Parties

LDP’s major groups, lawmakers involved in promotion of plan to create an international financial city

LDP’s major groups, lawmakers involved in promotion of plan to create an international financial city

  • April 28, 2022
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POLITICS > Political Parties

LDP’s major groups, lawmakers involved in support for startups

LDP’s major groups, lawmakers involved in support for startups

  • April 27, 2022
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Japan’s main opposition party to respond to rising prices ahead of election

TOKYO – Japan’s main opposition party, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, vowed Wednesday to focus on fighting rising prices, expanding free education and creating a security policy from the public’s perspective ahead of the upper house race this summer.   CDPJ chief Kenta Izumi announced the three pillars of policy, aimed at protecting people’s livelihood, as the opposition parties….Read more

  • April 27, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 2:14 p.m.
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LDP to propose that Japan acquire “counterstrike capability”

Nikkei wrote that the ruling LDP officially agreed on its recommendations for the GOJ on Japan’s strengthened defense capabilities on Tuesday in which the party will urge the government to develop a “counterstrike capability” and aim for a defense budget that is equivalent to 2% or more of GDP. Former Defense Minister Onodera, who heads the LDP’s Research Commission on….Read more

  • April 27, 2022
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