Liberal Democratic Party
May 11, 2015
Controversial security legislation that would mark a sweeping shift in Japan's defense policy, including allowing its Self-Defense Forces to assist an ally under attack, was...
May 04, 2015
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and junior coalition partner Komeito remain divided over how to amend war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution, but the rift is even...
May 04, 2015
May 3, 1947, was a cold, windy day, and rain had been falling since the previous night.
April 30, 2015
The Liberal Democratic Party is hoping a comic book will persuade the public of the need to revise the Constitution.
April 29, 2015
Tokyo prosecutors on April 28 indicted two ex-aides to former trade minister Yuko Obuchi on charges of falsifying fund reports related to 100 million yen ($840,336) in hidden...
April 27, 2015
Tokyo prosecutors have questioned former trade minister Yuko Obuchi over discrepancies in funding reports and suspicions of fictitious donations, sources said April 27.
April 21, 2015
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has recently been acting in an outrageous manner in dealing with dissenting opinions.
March 20, 2015
Could Kenji Goto’s sickening execution by Islamic State have been avoided?
March 17, 2015
More than 50 percent of voters oppose moves by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to expand the role of the Self-Defense Forces overseas, an Asahi Shimbun survey shows.
March 17, 2015
A popular lawmaker in the ruling party has raised eyebrows with her call for Japan to promote the concept of “hakko ichiu,” a wartime slogan used to justify Japan's...
March 02, 2015
A Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker recently described the ruling camp’s approach to constitutional amendments in an odd way.
February 24, 2015
Author Satoshi Kamata recently wrote an article titled "Abe reveals true intentions after voting ends" for The Asahi Shimbun AJW.
February 21, 2015
The government is showing alarming signs of pursuing a radical and dangerous expansion of the Self-Defense Forces’ operations overseas through proposed new security...
December 18, 2014
A lack of a viable opposition was the major factor behind the Liberal Democratic Party's decisive victory in the Dec. 14 Lower House election, according to three in four voters ...
December 15, 2014
Major newspapers in China and South Korea expressed concern a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party won a landslide victory in the Dec. 14...
December 04, 2014
Complaints and threats poured in after the Kunitachi municipal assembly in Tokyo adopted a statement on Sept. 19 calling on the Japanese government to enact a law banning hate...
November 29, 2014
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party are becoming increasingly hostile about what they perceive as negative reporting by media organizations and...
November 28, 2014
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has sent fair-reporting "guidelines" to key Tokyo-based broadcasters urging that coverage of the Dec. 14 Lower House election, including...
November 22, 2014
Two female politicians who resigned from the Cabinet over money-related scandals asked for forgiveness from supporters as they announced their candidacies for the Dec. 14 Lower ...
November 11, 2014
Speculation is swirling that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may dissolve the Lower House for a snap election before year-end after deciding to postpone a proposed consumption tax...