Liberal Democratic Party
August 19, 2015
With the deadline looming for municipal boards of education to adopt school textbooks, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has launched a campaign to encourage the selection of ...
August 15, 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a monetary offering to Yasukuni Shrine, which enshrines anyone who died fighting for Japan in the modern era, on the 70th anniversary of the end...
August 05, 2015
A ruling party lawmaker who branded young people opposed to proposed security legislation as "selfish" has refused to rescind his comments and instead accused them of being...
July 28, 2015
The Upper House on July 27 started deliberating the package of government-drafted national security bills that recently cleared the Lower House.
July 22, 2015
A parody mocking the Abe administration's national security legislation is winning the battle of drawing more online views than the ruling party’s animated video that...
July 18, 2015
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party will scrap holding street speeches on unpopular new security legislation for several weeks because it fears its members being ridiculed or...
July 16, 2015
The ruling coalition led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe railroaded a package of controversial security bills through a Lower House special committee on July 15.
July 14, 2015
Ignoring strident public opposition, the ruling parties intend to seek Lower House passage this week of a package of security bills that would significantly expand the overseas ...
July 07, 2015
Many policy goals of the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, such as the push for national security legislation and nuclear energy, lack public support.
July 07, 2015
A comic book from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party that attempts to sell constitutional revisions is drawing criticism as it depicts a Constitution forced on Japan by its...
June 29, 2015
The political impact of constitutional scholars’ assertion that government-proposed security legislation is unconstitutional is showing no signs of waning.
June 27, 2015
The verbal attacks by young members of the Liberal Democratic Party against news media are so out of line that it is hard to believe the words really came out of the mouths of...
June 25, 2015
YAMATO, Kanagawa Prefecture--An all-girl pop group’s lyrics criticizing the ruling Liberal Democratic Party have hit a sour note with the Yamato municipal government.
June 03, 2015
The government plans to ban individuals from operating drones in densely populated residential areas after a remote-controlled craft was found on the roof of the prime...
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.