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Opposition camp united to derail TPP legislation

The secretaries general of the ruling and opposition parties appeared live on NHK’s Sunday morning talk show “Nichiyo Toron” to discuss major topics for the extraordinary Diet session to be convened on Sept. 26, such as the FY2016 supplementary budget and the GOJ legislation to ratify the TPP. Ruling party representatives underscored the importance of passing the TPP bills this….Read more

  • September 25, 2016
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Experts discuss measures to prepare for torrential rains

In response to the increasing frequency of torrential rains in Japan that have caused devastating floods in many areas, five experts in fields including river engineering, infrastructure development, disaster evacuation, and meteorology discussed measures to mitigate damage from such disasters.

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Experts discuss North Korea

Experts discussed North Korea in response to its nuclear test on Sept. 9, sharing the view that Kim Jong Un conducted the test in order to maintain his totalitarian regime by demonstrating his nation’s nuclear force to the international community, especially the U.S. University of Tokyo Professor Fumiaki Kubo commented that the U.S. is apparently taking Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test….Read more

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DP presidential candidates discuss campaign platforms, experts welcome Abe-Putin meeting

NHK’s Sunday morning talk show “Nichiyo Toron” highlighted a discussion between the three lawmakers running in the Democratic Party’s party presidential election on Sept. 15. All of the three candidates – Acting President Renho, former Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara, and Deputy Diet Affairs Committee Chairman Yuichiro Tamaki – stressed that it is necessary for the DP and the Japanese Communist….Read more

  • September 4, 2016
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Work Reform Minister Kato stresses need for change

NHK’s Sunday morning talk show “Nichiyo Toron” discussed problems related to working styles in Japan. Minister for Working-style Reform Kato and four experts discussed such issues as long work hours and the large number of non-regular employees in the nation. Kato expressed the Abe administration’s readiness to move forward with employment reform, stressing the importance of flexibility in working styles….Read more

  • August 28, 2016
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Suga comments on TPP, Okinawa

NHK’s Sunday talk show “Nichiyo Toron” featured a live interview with Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga, in which he answered questions on a range of foreign and domestic issues. Asked whether it is prudent for Japan to seek early ratification of the TPP since congressional approval appears to be unlikely in view of strong opposition from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump,….Read more

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Experts discuss tribunal ruling on South China Sea

Former Ambassador to Washington Ichiro Fujisaki welcomed the recent ruling by the International Arbitration Tribunal that rejected China’s claims in the South China Sea by saying it was a clear and reasonable decision. Kanda University of International Studies Professor Ichiro Korogi said the ruling represents a diplomatic failure on the part of China because it ignored the Philippines’ strong dissatisfaction….Read more

  • July 24, 2016
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Pundits discuss results of Upper House election

On NHK’s “Nichiyo Toron,” pundits including Nagoya University of Foreign Studies Professor Jun-ichi Takase, Hitotsubashi University Professor Koji Nakakita, and Kyoto University Professor Hiroshi Nakanishi discussed the results of the Upper House election in which the ruling coalition was able to obtain 70 seats and maintain a majority in the Upper House. Takase said the ruling coalition has secured a….Read more

  • July 17, 2016
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Policy chiefs discuss response to Brexit

In NHK’s “Nichiyo Toron,” LDP Policy Research Council Chairperson Inada stated in response to Brexit that the LDP will work closely with the government to take steps necessary to mitigate the possible negative impact on the Japanese economy. Democratic Party policy chief Yamao argued that the fluctuations in the currency and stock markets last Friday demonstrated the vulnerability of Abenomics,….Read more

  • June 26, 2016
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Party leaders discuss campaign agenda for Upper House election

On NHK’s “Nichiyo Toron” aired Sunday morning, Prime Minister Abe stated that Abenomics is a work in progress and that the government should further pursue the growth policy in order to boost the Japanese economy. Komeito leader Yamaguchi said that such economic indicators as improved employment and tax revenues demonstrate the achievements of Abenomics. However, Democratic Party President Okada made….Read more

  • June 19, 2016
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