Japanese Leader Meets With Saudi Crown Prince

Japanese leader meets with Saudi Crown Prince

Japan's Prime Minister has met with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince to discuss ways to ease political tension in the Middle East.

The talks between Shinzo Abe and Mohammed bin Salman were held on Sunday in Al-Ula, a city in Saudi Arabia's northwest. Earlier, Abe met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz in the capital Riyadh.

Hakuho Remains Sole Leader In Kyushu Tournament

Hakuho remains sole leader in Kyushu tournament

In the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, Yokozuna Hakuho remains the sole leader at the halfway point.

Hakuho forced out rank-and-file opponent Tamawashi on Sunday. The Grand Champion leads the tourney with one loss.

Opposition Leader Speaks On Election Results

Opposition leader speaks on election results

The leader of the largest opposition party spoke with NHK.

Constitutional Democratic Party President Yukio Edano says he will work toward the next election, so that the opposition parties will be able to bring about a change of power.

Komeito Leader Welcomes Gdp Growth

Komeito leader welcomes GDP growth

The leader of Japan's junior coalition partner Komeito has welcomed the consecutive growth of the country's Gross Domestic Product.

Komeito Chief Representative Natsuo Yamaguchi told reporters on Monday that the latest GDP figures support a moderate recovery of the Japanese economy.

Juice=juice Leader Miyazaki Yuka To Graduate In June

Juice=Juice leader Miyazaki Yuka to graduate in June

On February 13, idol group Juice=Juice held a release event for their triple A-side single "Bitansan / Potsuri to / Good bye&Good luck!" in Tokyo. 

As reported earlier, leader Miyazaki Yuka will be graduating from the group as well as Hello! Project after their spring tour. During one of the MC segments, it was announced that she will be graduating after their Budokan live on June 17. "Budokan is a really big place, and it's also an unforgettable place for us. So I am very happy that this place will be my last," she commented. 

Nissan Directors Fail To Propose New Leader

Nissan directors fail to propose new leader

External board members of Nissan Motor have failed to reach a conclusion on choosing the company's next leader. They gathered for the first time since Carlos Ghosn was removed from his post late last month.

Sources close to the matter said that the 3 directors held discussions on Tuesday. The director from alliance partner Renault reportedly participated in the discussion by teleconference.

Faky Leader Anna To Graduate From The Group

FAKY leader Anna to graduate from the group

FAKY have announced that leader Anna will be graduating from the group on December 20. 

After graduation, Anna will focus on her acting career. "I'm sorry to have surprised everybody with my sudden announcement. Please allow me to talk to everybody directly on the day of our one-man live," she said on her Instagram account. Her last time on stage as a member of FAKY will be on December 20 at LIQUIDROOM Ebisu. 

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.

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.

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.

Executed Former Aum Leader Cremated

Executed former Aum leader cremated

Japan's Justice Ministry is preparing to hand over the remains of former cult leader Shoko Asahara to his fourth daughter. He was executed on Friday.

Asahara, whose real name is Chizuo Matsumoto, led the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday group.

Sources: Former Aum Shinrikyo Leader Executed

Sources: Former Aum Shinrikyo leader executed

Sources say the leader of a doomsday cult that carried out the deadly subway attack in Tokyo in 1995 has been executed.

Shoko Asahara whose real name was Chizuo Matsumoto had been on death row for more than a decade after being convicted of murder and other crimes.