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Political News(2024/03/27)

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“Amendment of the Political Funds Control Act will be concluded in the current Diet session” Oshima, former Speaker of the House of Representatives

2024-03-27 21:52:00
Former House of Representatives Speaker Oshima expressed hope at a meeting in Tokyo that the ruling and opposition parties will come to a conclusion in the current Diet session regarding the revision of the Political Funds Regulation Act in response to the issue surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party.


Expert who submitted Chinese company logo to Cabinet Office meeting materials resigns as committee member

2024-03-27 21:29:00
The expert who submitted the material for a Cabinet Office meeting on renewable energy that contained the logo of a Chinese state-owned company wants to take responsibility for causing concern and anxiety about the policy decision-making process. As such, he resigned as a member of the council.


Prime Minister Kishida interviews Abe faction executives Mr. Nishimura and Mr. Seko to determine specific punishment

2024-03-27 19:14:00
Prime Minister Kishida conducted separate interviews with former Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Nishimura and former House of Councilors Secretary-General Seko, both senior members of the Abe faction, regarding the issue surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party. We will consider whether to hold additional hearings over the next week, and will make a decision on specific punishment based on the series of contents.


Komei representative Yamaguchi disbands the House of Representatives “at a time not too close to the House of Councilors election”

2024-03-27 18:34:00
Regarding the timing of dissolving the House of Representatives, Komeito representative Yamaguchi said that while he did not support dissolving the House of Representatives earlier, he acknowledged that it would be better to do so not too close to next summer's House of Councilors elections.


Prime Minister Okinawa Uruma training ground “Reconsidering land use, careful explanation”

2024-03-27 16:34:00
In response to a series of local opposition to a plan to build a training ground for the Ground Self-Defense Force in Uruma City, Okinawa Prefecture, Prime Minister Kishida said that the government should reconsider how land should be used from the perspective of emphasizing the relationship with residents' lives. , and expressed the idea of ​​carefully explaining the conclusions.


House of Councilors Budget Committee debates over political funding issues, response to Noto Peninsula earthquake, etc.

2024-03-27 16:25:00
Intensive deliberations were held in the House of Councilors Budget Committee in the Diet, and discussions were held on issues such as the political funding party of factions of the Liberal Democratic Party and the response to the Noto Peninsula earthquake.


Liberal Democratic Party proposes new fiscal year budget to be voted on on the 28th; Liberal Democratic Party is considering accepting it

2024-03-27 13:33:00
Regarding the schedule for deliberating the new fiscal year budget bill, the Liberal Democratic Party proposed to the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan that it be voted on at the House of Councilors Budget Committee and plenary session on the 28th. The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan is considering whether to respond, and will make a decision based on the content of the questions asked on the 28th.


Chief Cabinet Secretary “Stays unchanged in aiming for the return of all abductees”

2024-03-27 13:18:00
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi criticized Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, for making negative statements about negotiations with Japan regarding the abduction issue. We reiterated our understanding that there is no change in our position of lobbying for a Japan-North Korea summit meeting with the aim of bringing everyone back to Japan.


Prime Minister Kishida: “Hearings with relevant members will continue into next week” House of Councilors Budget Committee

2024-03-27 12:18:00
In the Diet, the House of Councilors Budget Committee held intensive deliberations regarding the issue surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, and the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan pointed out that sanctions against the members involved should be taken only after the truth has been clarified. In response, Prime Minister Kishida stated that he would continue the hearings that began on the 26th into next week and endeavor to clarify the actual situation.


Prime Minister continues questioning Abe faction leaders today, opposition parties intensify criticism

2024-03-27 05:03:00
Regarding the issue surrounding political funding parties of factions of the Liberal Democratic Party, Prime Minister Kishida will hold interviews on the 27th with executives who discussed the handling of kickbacks from the Abe faction. The party executive will consider hearing from other parties if necessary in order to make a decision on punishment next week.


Government to adjust funding to UNRWA to resume next month

2024-03-27 04:59:00
The Japanese government has suspended its response to UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees), some of whose employees are suspected of being involved in attacks on Israel, as organizational reforms are underway. We are making arrangements to resume funding next month.


Next-generation fighter jet jointly developed by Japan, the UK, and Italy - approval for export to third countries to be debated in parliament

2024-03-27 04:52:00
The government has decided to allow the export of the next generation fighter aircraft, which is being jointly developed with the UK and Italy, to third countries, with restrictions in place. The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and other parties have criticized the bill for not having enough discussion, and it is expected to be debated in the Diet in the future.


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