Posts Tagged ‘ LDP ’

Has the Prime Minister betrayed the Japanese people?

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11/22/2014
Has the Prime Minister betrayed the Japanese people?

Yukio Edano, the Secretary-general of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) asked this question at a press conference TOKYO (majirox news): The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) arranged three conditions with the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Shinzo Abe, before calling the election that swept the LDP to into power. These specific...
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Constitutional change could mean danger for Japan

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06/26/2013
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Opinion Japan’s Constitution is protection against arbitrary changes to the nature of society. Will it stay that way? TOKYO (majiroxnews) — The Japanese Constitution is an anomaly. Rather than being an expression of the will of the Japanese people or a ruling clique, it was the creation of a group of Americans working for...
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LDP landslide is not support for the party

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12/17/2012
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OP/ED The raw figures, even crudely analyzed, do not necessarily point to a right-wing shift in Japan TOKYO (majirox news) – “Why,” many non-Japanese are wondering, “has the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) returned to power in such a dramatic way?” The answer does not lie in the party’s popularity. Some commentators noted the support...
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LDP candidates talk tough on China, economy

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09/16/2012
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Japan’s politics take on a new twist later this month. The once-invincible Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, LDP, now the largest opposition party, will meet to choose a new leader. The winner could end up as the next Prime Minister of Japan in the next few months, which makes for an interesting race. TOKYO...
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Noda promises rethink on bureaucrats’ luxury apartments

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10/01/2011
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda

TOKYO (majirox news) — Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda promised Sept. 30 to rethink a controversial plan to use 10.5 billion yen ($136 million) to build luxury apartments for bureaucrats. Noda has come under increasing criticism regarding the project he revived after it had once been frozen for its excessive cost, and is now apparently...
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Opposition pressures DPJ after Hachiro exit

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09/11/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Opposition parties have upped the pressure on Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s Cabinet Sept. 11 following Yoshio Hachiro’s resignation in disgrace for making verbal blunders related to the Fukushima nuclear crisis. Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) figures plan to pursue Noda over his appointment of Hachiro, whose time as head of the...
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Noda Cabinet gets voters’ support

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09/04/2011
Prime Minister Yasuhiko Noda

TOKYO (majirox news) — Prime Minister Yasuhiko Noda’s Cabinet has received significant support from voters, according to opinion polls released Sept. 4 by Japan’s major newspapers. The new Cabinet was approved by 65% of voters in a poll by the Yomiuri, 53% in an Asahi survey and 56% in a sample conducted by the...
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LDP leaders unanimously veto Grand Coalition

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08/18/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Executive members of the opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) are unanimously opposed to forming a Grand Coalition with the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) once Prime Minister Naoto Kan has left office, it was learned Aug. 17. “A Grand Coalition is an exceptional case in exceptional times,” LDP President...
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Japan PM says he will step down with conditions

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08/11/2011
Prime Minister Naoto Kan

TOKYO (majirox news) — TOKYO (majirox news) — Prime Minister Naoto Kan said on Aug.10 that when specific conditions are met he will step down. Following his resignation, a new leader of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) will be elected at the end of Aug. The Fixed Standard Price Law for Renewable Energy...
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LDP politicians banned from entering South Korea

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08/01/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Three Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Diet members are being held at Seoul’s Gimpo Airport pending deportation Aug. 1 after they were refused entry to South Korea. Yoshitaka Shindo, Tomomi Inada and Masahisa Sato were greeted on arrival in Seoul by hundreds of protestors, many had banners stressing South Korean ownership...
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