Abe Likely To Reshuffle Cabinet In Mid-september

Abe likely to reshuffle Cabinet in mid-September

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to reshuffle his Cabinet and ruling party executives in mid-September.

Abe spoke to reporters on Monday, the day after the Upper House election. He revealed plans to convene an extraordinary Diet session on August 1 to select the chamber's president.

No-confidence Motion Submitted Against Abe Cabinet

No-confidence motion submitted against Abe Cabinet

Four Japanese opposition parties and a group jointly submitted a no-confidence motion against the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Lower House on Tuesday.

The ruling camp is expected to vote down the motion in the chamber's plenary session in the afternoon.

Nhk Poll: Cabinet Approval Rating At 42%

NHK poll: Cabinet approval rating at 42%

NHK's latest opinion poll puts the approval rating of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet at 42 percent, down 6 points from two weeks earlier. The disapproval rating is 34 percent, up 2 points.

Of the nearly 4,000 people NHK surveyed over the weekend, 2,042 responded. The poll comes ahead of an Upper House election expected to take place in July.

Abe Cabinet Approval Rating At 48%

Abe Cabinet approval rating at 48%

NHK's latest poll shows the approval rating of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet at 48 percent, up 1 point from last month. The disapproval rating is 32 percent, down 3 points.

NHK surveyed about 2,300 men and women aged 18 or older across the country over the weekend, and 54 percent, or 1,260 of them, responded.

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Heads For Us

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary heads for US

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is heading to the United States, where he will meet with senior government officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Suga left Japan on a four-day trip to the US on Thursday.

Nhk Poll: Cabinet Approval Rate Rises To 47%

NHK poll: Cabinet approval rate rises to 47%

An NHK poll shows that the approval rate for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet has risen 5 points from last month to 47 percent. The disapproval rate fell 1 point to 35 percent.

NHK conducted the telephone survey of about 2,300 people over the weekend and 1,250 of them responded.

Cabinet Office Revises Faulty Survey-based Data

Cabinet Office revises faulty survey-based data

Japan's Cabinet Office has revised upward amounts of compensation for employees that had been estimated based on a faulty survey by the labor ministry.

The Cabinet Office says the revisions for fiscal 2016 and 2017 resulted in increases of about 6.3 billion dollars each.

Cabinet Revises Budget Bill After Data Problem

Cabinet revises budget bill after data problem

Japan's Cabinet has taken the unusual step of revising the country's budget bill for fiscal 2019. It's rare to revise a draft budget that's already been approved by the Cabinet. The move comes after some calculations were found to be based on incomplete labor statistics.

The budget now includes an additional 6 million dollars from the general account to go toward underpaid unemployment benefits and other work-related payouts.

Poll Shows 43% Support For Cabinet

Poll shows 43% support for Cabinet

In NHK's latest opinion poll, Japanese voters' approval rating for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stood at 43 percent. That's up two percentage points from last month. The disapproval rate was 35 percent, down three points.

NHK conducted the survey over three days from last Saturday among 2,166 people. 1,206 people, or 56 percent, responded.

Japan Cabinet Approves Record Fy2019 Budget Plan

Japan cabinet approves record FY2019 budget plan

Japan's Cabinet has approved a plan for record government spending for the year starting in April.

The budget amounts to more than 101 trillion yen, or about 900 billion dollars. The increase is partly the result of efforts to ease the effects of a consumption tax hike scheduled for next October.

Japan's Cabinet To Approve New Defense Guidelines

Japan's Cabinet to approve new defense guidelines

Japan's Cabinet is set to endorse new defense proposals, including turning a large destroyer into an aircraft carrier.

The new National Defense Program Guidelines, as well as the government's mid-term defense plan for next 5 years, are expected to be adopted at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary On Us Midterms

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary on US midterms

Before the results of the US midterm elections came in, Japan's top government spokesperson said that the elections would not have an impact on bilateral ties.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said, "The Japan-US alliance is unshakable. I believe Republicans and Democrats both understand the importance of the relationship."

Nhk Poll: Cabinet Approval Rating Unchanged At 42%

NHK poll: Cabinet approval rating unchanged at 42%

NHK's latest opinion poll shows that the approval rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet stands at 42 percent, unchanged from last month's survey. The disapproval rate is 40 percent, up by 1 point.

NHK conducted the survey over 3 days from Saturday among 2,172 randomly chosen people aged 18 or older. 1,271, or 59 percent, responded.

Abe Explains Cabinet Reshuffle

Abe explains Cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has described his reshuffled Cabinet as one in which everyone can work together like a baseball team.

Abe began his post-reshuffle news conference on Tuesday evening by offering condolences to those affected by the typhoon that recently hit Japan.