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With Fumio Kishida's term as president of the ruling LDP scheduled to end in September, the results of the by-elections are expected to influence the fate of the administration. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/14/japan/politics/three-by-elections-set-start/ #japan #politics #fumiokishida #ldp #cdp #elections

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The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is considering launching talks with its coalition partner on a proposed amendment of the political funds control law without first compiling a plan for the changes. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/13/japan/politics/ldp-political-funds-law-revision/ #japan #politics #ldp #politicalfunds #komeito #scandals

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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida hailed his weeklong visit to the U.S. as a diplomatic win, brushing off questions about the possibility of calling an early election amid turmoil in his party over a political funds scandal. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/13/japan/politics/kishida-us-success-snap-election/ #japan #politics #usjapanrelations #diet #fumiokishida #ldp #politicalfunds

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The ruling Liberal Democratic Party said Friday that it will not endorse author Hirotada Ototake in the April 28 House of Representatives by-election in Tokyo's No. 15 constituency. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/12/japan/politics/ldp-no-support-ototake-byelection/

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Japan's ruling and opposition parties are set to start full-scale talks as early as around the Golden Week holiday period from late April to early May on measures to address the shrinking number of imperial family members. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/11/japan/full-scale-talks-shrinking-imperial-family/ #japan #imperialfamily #diet #ldp

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Public support for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's Cabinet has fallen to 16.6% in April, a new low for the administration since its launch in October 2021, an opinion poll shows. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/11/japan/politics/japan-kishida-cabinet-support-fresh-low/

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While Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is away in the United States this week on a state visit, speculation is growing in Japan’s political world that once he returns, the deeply unpopular leader could dissolve parliament in June, with an election later in July. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/10/japan/politics/june-election-speculation/ #japan #politics #fumiokishida #ldp #politicalfunds

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Toshimitsu Motegi, secretary-general of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, on Sunday renewed his pledge to promote reforms of the party following a high-profile money scandal involving LDP factions. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/07/japan/politics/motegi-ldp-reforms/ #japan #politics #toshimitsumotegi #ldp #politicalfundsscandal

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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Saturday said that he aims for a stricter political funds control law, following a high-profile money scandal involving factions of the Liberal Democratic Party. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/06/japan/politics/kishida-political-funds-kumamoto/ #japan #politics #ldp #fumiokishida #politicalfinds

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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s punitive actions toward 39 Liberal Democratic Party members caught up in a slush funds scandal was about finding scapegoats and shoring up potential allies for key elections later this month and beyond, experts say. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/05/japan/politics/ldp-punishments-analysis/ #japan #politics #ldp #politicalfunds #koichihagiuda #toshimitsumotegi #hiroshigeseko #fumiokishida #toshihironikai

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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday denied former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori's involvement in a high-profile slush funds scandal involving LDP factions. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/05/japan/politics/kishida-denies-mori-fund-scandal-involvement/ #japan #politics #fumiokishida #ldp #politicalfunds #diet

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Two veteran Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers of the Abe faction were subject to an official recommendation Thursday to leave the party, as it scrambles to reach an internal resolution to a recent slush-fund scandal. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/04/japan/politics/ldp-punishment-shionoya-seko/ #japan #politics #ldp #politicalfunds #toshimitsumotegi #ryushionoya #hiroshigeseko

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Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party is considering a suspension of the memberships of party heavyweights Hakubun Shimomura and Yasutoshi Nishimura as punishment over a high-profile slush funds scandal involving internal factions. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/03/japan/politics/ldp-membership-suspension-eyed-nishimura-shimomura/ #japan #politics #ldp #politicalfunds #yasutoshinishimura #hakubunshimomura

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The ruling Liberal Democratic Party will not field candidates in two of three upcoming by-elections for the House of Representatives amid headwinds the party faces over a slush fund scandal involving LDP factions. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/02/japan/politics/japan-ldp-by-election-candidates/

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The exemption of Liberal Democratic Party President Fumio Kishida and former Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai from any internal reprimands over the party's slush funds scandal will likely spark further backlash, experts say. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/02/japan/politics/ldp-punishment-list/ #japan #politics #fumiokishida #ldp #politicalfunds #toshimitsumotegi #toshihironikai #yoshiromori

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How would a previous generation of Japanese leaders, those who made defense budget and arms export limits a national credo, view the current shift? https://www.japantimes.co.jp/commentary/2024/04/01/japan/japan-pacifism-shift-arms-export/

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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is considering punishing scandal-tainted members of his LDP by recommending that they leave the party. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/03/31/japan/politics/kishida-ldp-members-punishment/ #japan #politics #fumiokishida #ldp #politicalfunds #shinzoabe #yasutoshinishimura #hiroshigeseko

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The Liberal Democratic Party has questioned former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori over the latest political funds scandal behind the scenes, but he has denied any involvement in the matter, LDP sources have said. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/03/30/japan/politics/ldp-yoshiro-mori-funds-scandal-questioned/ #japan #politics #politicalfunds #fumiokishida #ldp #cabinet #yoshiromori

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Debates on political reform are set to dominate the second half of the current parliamentary session as the ruling Liberal Democratic Party continues to deal with the aftermath of the political slush fund scandal that came to light last year. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/03/29/japan/politics/kishida-parliament-political-reform/ #japan #politics #politicalfunds #fumiokishida #cdp #nipponishin #ldp

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Toshihiro Nikai's decision not to run in the next election is seen as significant as it accelerates generational change within the LDP and may lead to further repercussions. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/commentary/2024/03/28/japan/ldp-elder-nikais-announcement/ #commentary #japan #toshihironikai #fumiokishida #ldp #politicalfundsscandal

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Former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori may be probed by Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party over what role, if any, he played in the decision by the party's largest faction to continue an unlawful kickback scheme. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/03/28/japan/politics/former-pm-mori-probe/ #japan #politics #yoshiromori #fumiokishida #shinzoabe #ldp #politicalfunds

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A lack of enthusiasm for "question time" events between Japan's ruling and opposition parities has led some to wonder if the event should be abolished. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/03/28/japan/politics/question-time-facing-diet-abolition/ #japan #politics #diet #ldp #cdp #fumiokishida #shinzeabe #yoshihikonoda

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Takashi Kimura, former vice governor of Kumamoto Prefecture, has won the prefecture's gubernatorial election, beating his three contenders, including the former mayor of the city of Kumamoto. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/03/25/japan/politics/kumamoto-governor-election/

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Nippon Ishin no Kai adopted a new campaign policy at a party convention in Kyoto, aiming to make the Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito ruling coalition lose its majority in the next Lower House election. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/03/25/japan/politics/nippon-ishin-party-convention/ #japan #politics #nipponishin #nobuyukibaba #ldp #komeito

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Liberal Democratic Party heavyweight Toshihiro Nikai, 85, known for his close relations with China, will not run in the next Lower House election, amid an ongoing funds scandal enveloping the party. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/03/25/japan/politics/japan-ldp-nikai-to-retire/ #japan #politics #toshihironikai #ldp #lowerhouse #politicalfunds

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