Ldp Creates 'anti-gaffe Manual' For Party Members

LDP creates 'anti-gaffe manual' for party members

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party has created a manual instructing its members how to avoid gaffes after several ministers were forced to resign over verbal blunders.

The party is aiming to tighten discipline ahead of the Upper House election this summer.

Japan Elecitons: Ldp Projected To Lose By-electios

Japan Elecitons: LDP projected to lose by-electios

People across Japan cast ballots on Sunday to choose local leaders and assembly members as well as two Lower House lawmakers.

National parties campaigned fiercely, framing the poll as a bellwether for the Upper House election in the summer.

Ldp Projected To Lose By-elections

LDP projected to lose by-elections

People across Japan cast ballots on Sunday to choose local leaders and assembly members as well as two Lower House lawmakers.

National parties campaigned fiercely, framing the poll as a bellwether for the Upper House election in the summer.

Ldp Panel Compiles Proposals On Rules On It Giants

LDP panel compiles proposals on rules on IT giants

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.

Lawmaker Quits Ldp After Sexual Assault Accusation

Lawmaker quits LDP after sexual assault accusation

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.

Ldp Group Calls For Japan-led Warplane Development

LDP group calls for Japan-led warplane development

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.

Ldp Lawmakers To Watch Us Polls' Impact On Japan

LDP lawmakers to watch US polls' impact on Japan

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.

Ldp Approves Bill To Accept More Foreign Workers

LDP approves bill to accept more foreign workers

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party's decision-making body has approved a bill to revise the immigration control law to increase the number of foreign workers from next April.

The LDP's General Council completed in-party procedures on Tuesday.

Opposition Against Ldp Amending Constitution

Opposition against LDP amending Constitution

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.

Abe Reelected As Ldp President

Abe reelected as LDP President

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been reelected as leader of the main ruling Liberal Democratic Party. The vote puts him on track to become the country's longest serving prime minister.

With 810 votes up for grabs, Abe took 553, while LDP veteran lawmaker, Shigeru Ishiba, gained 254.

Abe Reelected As Leader Of Ldp

Abe reelected as leader of LDP

Shinzo Abe has been reelected as the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party. The members' vote gives him another 3 years as the head of the party and keeps Abe in his current role as Prime Minister. Abe defeated his only challenger, Shigeru Ishiba.

Ldp Choose Their Leader

LDP choose their leader

Japan's main ruling Liberal Democratic Party is to announce 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.

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.

Abe, Ishiba Pitch Policies In Ldp Leadership Race

Abe, Ishiba pitch policies in LDP leadership race

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and former defense minister Shigeru Ishiba have held a wide-ranging policy debate as they campaign in the leadership election of Japan's main governing Liberal Democratic Party.

The race will effectively decide who leads Japan. Abe is seeking a 3rd straight term. Ishiba is a former LDP secretary general. He has also held cabinet posts.