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Posted on 18 January 2018 | 1:47 am
Ex-PM Koizumi sees Article 9 revision
The MainichiEx-PM Koizumi sees Article 9 revision difficult without cooperation from oppositionThe MainichiKoizumi said in the interview that while he knows anti-nuclear power bills filed by Diet lawmakers will "not pass due to opposition from the LDP," if the subject is debated at the Diet, it will become clear that "what has been claimed by the pro ...
Posted on 17 January 2018 | 8:30 pm
Japan Minister's Clean Energy Critique Fuels
BloombergJapan Minister's Clean Energy Critique Fuels Abe Succession TalkBloombergShinjiro Koizumi -- the popular son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi -- is seen as too young at 36. Kono “definitely has potential for the future,” said Hiroyuki Kishi, a former trade ministry bureaucrat who is now a professor at Keio ...and more »
Posted on 16 January 2018 | 2:00 pm
Opposition to Abe's amendment quest hits
The Japan TimesOpposition to Abe's amendment quest hits 55%; support for Article 9 rewrite falls: surveyThe Japan TimesThe Defense Ministry is setting aside a budget for fiscal 2018 to purchase long-range cruise missiles. Japan's policy on nuclear power could emerge as another topic of debate when the Diet opens for business on Jan. 22, with a civic group advised by ...Abe Cabinet support rate up, 54% against Constitution revision: pollKyodo News Plusall 2 news articles »
Posted on 14 January 2018 | 5:51 am
Japan Post chief sees bright future beyond
The Japan TimesJapan Post chief sees bright future beyond mail servicesThe Japan TimesThe former state-owned postal and financial services behemoth nominally went private in 2007 as a result of then-Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's quest to break it up. With more than 400,000 employees, the Japan Post group now consists of Japan Post ...
Posted on 14 January 2018 | 12:57 am
U.S. chose not focus on lack of new apology
Ten years later, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi expressed in his statement his “feelings of deep remorse and heartfelt apology.” Another U.S. official downplayed the lack of Abe’s own apology in his recent statement calling on people concerned to ...
Posted on 19 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
China Stokes Anti-Japanese Sentiment After
Such visits have traditionally been a major source of Sino-Japanese tension. Previous visits by Abe and other Japanese prime ministers, particularly Junichiro Koizumi, led to massive unrest and destruction of Japanese businesses throughout China in 2005.
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 7:40 am
Abe set for uncontested LDP race
Only six incumbent LDP presidents have been reelected unopposed. Abe would be the first since then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi did so in 2001. There is some support in the party for Shigeru Ishiba, minister in charge of vitalizing local economies ...
Posted on 17 August 2015 | 12:19 pm
Abe’s Mixed Apology
So it’s a relief that Mr. Abe reiterated past apologies with the same formal word, owabi, used by Prime Ministers Tomiichi Murayama in 1995 and Junichiro Koizumi in 2005. He also...
Posted on 17 August 2015 | 3:32 am
Exclusive: Japan Post's $11 billion triple
The privatization of Japan Post was first made into law in 2005 under then-Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi but it was a highly divisive issue as postmasters at the nation's more than 20,000 post offices hold considerable political clout with the ruling party.
Posted on 14 August 2015 | 11:08 pm