Upper House Starts Discussing Japan-us Trade Pact

Upper House starts discussing Japan-US trade pact

Lawmakers in Japan's Upper House of the Diet have begun deliberating the country's new trade pact with the United States.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the deal will be necessary if Japan is to play a part in economic vitality overseas as it faces a declining population at home.

Abe Explains Agenda After Upper House Election

Abe explains agenda after Upper House election

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the results of Sunday's Upper House election show that the people of Japan want political stability. He stressed his commitment to pursuing his political and diplomatic agenda, including possibly amending the Constitution.

Abe noted that the ruling coalition won 71 seats, or a majority. He said it was able to receive a strong public mandate to push forward with efforts to build a better country in the Reiwa era, which started this year, on a stable political foundation.

Ruling Bloc On Track To Keep Upper House Majority

Ruling bloc on track to keep Upper House majority

Vote counting is underway, and NHK's decision desk says the ruling coalition will comfortably maintain control of the Upper House. We are projecting that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its junior partner, Komeito, will take more than half of the seats that are up for grabs this election.

The traditional celebrations are already underway for some LDP members.

Voting Underway In Upper House Election

Voting underway in Upper House election

Voters in Japan have been filing into polling stations since Sunday morning.

Candidates for Upper House seats are anxiously awaiting the results. The polls are set to close at 8 p.m. Japan local time.

Voting Underway In Japan's Upper House Election

Voting underway in Japan's Upper House election

It's voting day here in Japan and people across the country are casting their ballots in the Upper House election.

In most parts of the country, polling stations will be open until 8 PM. Officials will start tallying the votes as soon as polls close.

Japan To Vote In Upper House Election

Japan to vote in Upper House election

Voters in Japan will head to polling stations on Sunday for an Upper House election.

In most places across the country, they'll be able to cast their ballots from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Officials will start tallying the votes as soon as polls close.

Japanese Abroad Begin Voting In Upper House Race

Japanese abroad begin voting in Upper House race

Japanese nationals living abroad began voting in the Upper House election as campaigning kicked off in Japan on Thursday.

Ballot stations have been set up at 226 locations in embassies and consulates. The embassies in Sudan and Venezuela are not participating due to security concerns.

Campaigning For Upper House Election Begins

Campaigning for Upper House election begins

Candidates for Japan's Upper House election are officially kicking off their campaigns, with voting set for July 21.

The election may prove to be a barometer of public opinion on the current administration's six and a half years in power.

White House: Trump, Abe Discuss Trade, Security

White House: Trump, Abe discuss trade, security

The White House says US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to seek mutually beneficial bilateral trade. They also discussed North Korea and Iran.

The two leaders held talks in Osaka on Friday morning on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

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.

Lower House Votes Down No-confidence Motion

Lower House votes down no-confidence motion

A no-confidence motion against the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been voted down in the lower chamber of the Diet.

The Lower House plenary session deliberated on Tuesday on the motion submitted jointly by four opposition parties and a group.

Abe, Trump Meet For White House Summit

Abe, Trump meet for White House summit

The Japan-US summit has ended in Washington.
A new trade deal was at the top of the agenda between Shinzo Abe and Donald Trump.

Before the talks, both leaders spoke to reporters at the White House.