Abe Stresses Stability Ahead Of Election

Abe stresses stability ahead of election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is emphasizing the need for political stability ahead of this summer's Upper House election. Abe made the remarks in his address to the nation, as the ordinary session of the Diet came to a close.

Abe used the opportunity to push his government's position on a number of issues. He says he wants to promote local economies, reform the country's social security systems and amend the Constitution.

Japan To Hold Upper House Election On July 21

Japan to hold Upper House election on July 21

Japan will hold an Upper House election next month.

The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided on Wednesday to hold the ballot and vote-counting on July 21. Official campaigning will kick off on Thursday of next week.

Japanese People Casting In Local Election

Japanese people casting in local election

Japanese people are casting last minute votes in local elections across the country.

Thousands of seats are up for grabs, including for governors, mayors and local assembly members.

Local Election Campaigns Start

Local election campaigns start

Preparations are ramping up here in Japan as voters get set to cast their ballots in prefectural and municipal elections early next month.

Eleven prefectures, across the nation, kicked off gubernatorial campaigns on Thursday. Candidates are expected to focus their platforms on how to revitalize local economies in the wake of declining populations.

Local Election Campaigns Begin In Japan

Local election campaigns begin in Japan

Candidates vying to become prefectural governors in Japan are hitting the streets in their campaigns before elections next month.

It's part of unified local elections that are held across the country every four years. The prefectural and municipal polls this time are considered an opportunity for parties to gain momentum as they prepare for national elections later this year.

Kono: Nuclear Deal Before Us Election Desirable

Kono: Nuclear deal before US election desirable

Japan's foreign minister has expressed hope for reaching a nuclear deal between the United States and North Korea before the 2020 US presidential election.

Taro Kono was speaking to reporters on Friday ahead of the planned second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week in Vietnam.

Thai Princess To Run For Pm In March Election

Thai princess to run for PM in March election

The sister of the King of Thailand has been nominated as a prime ministerial candidate in the upcoming general election, which is scheduled to take place on March 24th.

67-year-old Princess Ubolratana is the older sister of King Maha Vajiralongkorn and the oldest daughter of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Abe Comments On Okinawa Election Result

Abe comments on Okinawa election result

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his government sincerely accepts the result of Sunday's gubernatorial election in Okinawa.

He also offered his condolences for the death of the previous governor, Takeshi Onaga.

Trump Congratulates Abe On Re-election

Trump congratulates Abe on re-election

US President Donald Trump has congratulated Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on his re-election as the leader of the main governing party.

Trump took to Twitter on Thursday after Abe secured his third straight 3-year term as president of the Liberal Democratic Party. He described the re-election as a "huge" victory.

Ldp Leadership Election Day

LDP leadership election day

Japan's main ruling Liberal Democratic Party is choosing its leader for the next 3 years, a vote that also effectively decides who will be the prime minister.

Current party president and Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe is going into the vote as the strong favorite against challenger Shigeru Ishiba, a veteran lawmaker and former defense minister.

Campaigning For Ldp Leadership Election To Begin

Campaigning for LDP leadership election to begin

Official campaigning for the leadership election of Japan's main governing Liberal Democratic Party will begin on Friday. The winner of the September 20th poll is almost certain to become the next prime minister.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is the LDP's current president, will seek a third 3-year term. He and former party secretary-general Shigeru Ishiba plan to file their candidacies on Friday.

Okinawa To Hold Gubernatorial Election On Sep. 30

Okinawa to hold gubernatorial election on Sep. 30

The southwestern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa will have a gubernatorial election next month. The announcement comes following the death of Governor Takeshi Onaga, who strongly opposed a base relocation on the island.

Onaga passed away from pancreatic cancer last Wednesday at the age of 67. He was against the planned relocation of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station within the prefecture, and led legal battles against the central government.

Abe May Seek Re-election As Ldp Leader

Abe may seek re-election as LDP leader

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has suggested that he may seek a third term as leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and achieve his long-cherished dream of revising the Constitution.

Abe was speaking at an LDP meeting in Yamaguchi Prefecture on Saturday.