Japan's prime minister is reshuffling his Cabinet, and executives at his Liberal Democratic Party on Wednesday. Shinzo Abe is expected to shift most of the ministerial posts, bringing in 13 fresh faces.
These are the first shakeups since July's Upper House election. The vote saw the ruling coalition lose seats, but maintain a healthy majority.
Japan's prime minister is set to reshuffle his Cabinet, and executives at his Liberal Democratic Party on Wednesday. Shinzo Abe is expected to shift most of the ministerial posts, bringing in 13 fresh faces.
Abe will reshuffle the party leadership on Wednesday morning, and his cabinet in the afternoon.
A panel of Japan's governing Liberal Democratic Party has compiled proposals urging the government to set rules for IT giants to ensure transparency in handling personal data and contracts with client firms.
Huge IT companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, collectively known as GAFA, have faced criticism for collecting large amounts of customer data that they use to safeguard their market dominance.
A member of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party has left the party for his alleged sexual assault of a woman he had been dating.
46-year-old lawmaker Tsuyoshi Tabata submitted a notice of his departure after the woman filed a complaint with the police that he had sexually assaulted her in December.
A group from the main governing Liberal Democratic Party has suggested that Japan should start developing its next fighter jet within 2 years. It calls on the government to consider taking the initiative in the expected multilateral development of such an aircraft.
Members of the group, including former defense minister Yasukazu Hamada, compiled the proposal. The new fighter will succeed the Air-Self Defense Force's F-2 aircraft. Retiring the country's current 92 F-2 fighters will begin in the 2030s.
Lawmakers of Japan's main ruling party say they must carefully watch for a possible impact on the country from the US midterm elections. Some are concerned that President Donald Trump will get tougher on Japan in terms of trade.
Liberal Democratic Party policy chief Fumio Kishida said views are divided over how a split Congress will change Trump's stance.
Japan's main ruling Liberal Democratic Party is aiming to present the party's plan on a Constitutional amendment in the upcoming extraordinary Diet sessions starting Wednesday. Those opposed, including the largest opposition party, the Constitutional Democratic Party, are concerned that the issue will be put on a table without their consent.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his cabinet members and key party officials on the 2nd of this month.