Abe Announces Ldp Leadership Candidacy

Abe announces LDP leadership candidacy

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has officially announced he will run in the Liberal Democratic Party's leadership election in September.

Abe announced his candidacy during a visit to Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on Sunday.

Ishiba To Announce Candidacy For Ldp Leader Race

Ishiba to announce candidacy for LDP leader race

Former Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba will officially announce his candidacy for LDP president in September.

Ishiba is expected to make his run official at a news conference on Friday afternoon. He has said he wants to restore the public's trust in politics.

Muto Tomu Drops Her Candidacy For Upcoming General Election

Muto Tomu drops her candidacy for upcoming general election

On April 12, AKB48 member Muto Tomu (22) announced that she has decided to drop her candidacy for this year's general election.

According to the announcement made on her Twitter, she wrote, "I previously announced my candidacy for AKB48 49th Single Senbatsu General Election, but I decided to drop it. I have thought a lot. I once made up my mind to stand for it, so I feel sorry. I would like to make this year as the year to brush up my skill. I will work hard to be able to contribute to AKB48 more in the future, so please continue to support me."

Seb Coe Declares Candidacy For Iaaf President

Seb Coe declares candidacy for IAAF presidentTwo-time Olympic middle-distance champion Sebastian Coe is running for president of track and field's world governing body, calling for a shake-up of the sport to attract young people, create more head-to-head competitions between star athletes and restore public confidence after years of doping scandals.