Posts Tagged ‘ Liberal Democratic Party ’

Women want a bigger voice in government

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03/17/2013
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Japan has a poor record when it comes to women’s rights, ranking 101 out of 135 according to some statistics. A new political party founded as the result of a Facebook message is looking to change that, and to improve the lot of other disadvantaged groups as well as that of women in Japan....
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Abe wants to change Japan’s constitution

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12/22/2012
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A change of government in Japan could lead to a change in the country’s pacifist constitution, which was written by the American occupation authorities following the Second World War, and has basically remained unchanged since then. However, there are internal obstacles to be overcome should the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, Shinzo Abe,...
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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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Party leaders clash over Japan’s economic and nuclear future

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12/01/2012
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A debate was held at the Japan National Press Club between the leaders of the different parties contesting next month’s parliamentary election. The main focus was on the leaders of the two major parties, the ruling Democratic Party of Japan and the opposition Liberal Democratic Party, but nine other smaller parties and groupings made...
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Top gun politicians join to form “third force” in Japan’s coming election

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11/22/2012
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In an attempt to change the nature of Japan’s politics and form a “third force” to challenge the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)and the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP), two controversial political figures have join forces. Just a week after ex-Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara formed a new political party, which...
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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 goes to Washington – Japan-U.S. Summit expected to produce Asia-Pacific realignment

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04/29/2012
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TOKYO (majirox news) — The Washington DC summit between Japanese Prime Minister Noda and US President Obama, which will take place between April 29 ann May 2, is expected to reveal a re-ordering of relations in the Asia-Pacific region. They will discuss a number of bilateral, regional and global issues, including the economy, trade,...
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Noda promises rethink on bureaucrats’ luxury apartments

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10/01/2011
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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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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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