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Political News(2024/07/10)


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LDP Secretary-General of the House of Councillors, Matsuyama: "Criticism of the Prime Minister within the party is not a positive thing"

2024-07-10 19:49:00
Regarding the calls from some within the LDP for Prime Minister Kishida to resign, Secretary-General of the House of Councillors Matsuyama stated that criticism is not beneficial for the party, and that it is important for the party to remain united.

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Hyogo Governor Saito not planning to resign over "power harassment allegations" document issue

2024-07-10 19:26:00
Following the death of a former prefectural bureau chief who had written a document alleging power harassment against him, Hyogo Governor Saito has been asked by the prefectural employee labor union to take action, including resigning. In response, he stated, "The role that has been assigned to me is to work hard to create an environment in which we can run a good prefectural government," indicating that he will not resign.

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Communist Party Chairman Shii: "Issues surrounding the Tokyo gubernatorial election: Exchange opinions with organizations that supported us"

2024-07-10 18:30:00
Following the party's support for Renho, who came in third in the Tokyo gubernatorial election, Communist Party Chairman Shii expressed his desire to exchange opinions with civic groups and others who supported the party on issues such as expanding support among the younger generation.

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Digital Minister Kono: "We will consider the LDP presidential election appropriately"

2024-07-10 18:30:00
Regarding the LDP presidential election to be held by September this year, Digital Minister Kono was asked again by reporters about his response, to which he replied, "I will consider it appropriately at the appropriate time."

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Chief Cabinet Secretary predicts that Defense Ministry's fiscal year 2019 "unnecessary" amount is about 130 billion yen

2024-07-10 18:13:00
Regarding the Defense Ministry's fiscal year 2019 settlement, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi revealed that the "unnecessary" amount, which is not required to be spent, is expected to be around 130 billion yen. While noting that the ratio of this to the total expenditure is not high compared to previous years, he indicated his intention to continue striving for efficient budget execution.

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Okinawa Prefectural Assembly passes resolution calling for measures to prevent recurrence of sexual assaults by U.S. soldiers

2024-07-10 17:32:00
In response to the recent spate of sexual assaults by U.S. soldiers in Okinawa, the prefectural assembly unanimously passed a resolution calling for concrete and effective measures to prevent recurrence and for the prompt reporting of incidents by military personnel. The assembly plans to visit the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and other locations within this month to hand over the resolutions in person.

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Democratic Party of Japan Chairman Tamaki: "Party considering reform of law regarding election poster issue"

2024-07-10 16:31:00
In response to a request from Tokyo Governor Koike to address issues such as election posters in the Tokyo gubernatorial election, Democratic Party for the People leader Yuichiro Tamaki said the party would begin considering amending the law.

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Prime Minister Kishida departs for the US to attend NATO summit, etc.

2024-07-10 16:19:00
Prime Minister Kishida departed for the United States to attend the NATO summit and other events. Prior to this, he shared the view that security in Europe and Asia is inseparable, and expressed his intention to confirm cooperative relations with NATO and related countries.

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Opposition parties call for "closed session" hearing following sexual assault case by U.S. soldier

2024-07-10 15:20:00
In response to a series of sexual assault cases committed by U.S. soldiers in Okinawa, a meeting of directors of a special committee of the House of Representatives was held, and the opposition party called for a closed-session review to be held, arguing that the circumstances under which information was not conveyed to the prefecture should be made clear.

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Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi: "We agree with India on ceasing fighting in Ukraine"

2024-07-10 13:34:00
Regarding the summit meeting between Russian President Putin and Indian Prime Minister Modi, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi said that he would closely monitor developments in relations between the two countries, and emphasized that he and India agree on the importance of working to end the fighting in Ukraine, and that they intend to continue to work together in the future.

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Okinawa Prefectural Assembly passes resolution calling for measures to prevent recurrence of sexual assaults by U.S. soldiers

2024-07-10 11:49:00
In response to the recent spate of sexual assaults by U.S. soldiers in Okinawa, the prefectural assembly unanimously passed a resolution calling for concrete and effective measures to prevent recurrence and for the prompt reporting of incidents by military personnel. The assembly plans to visit the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and other locations within this month to hand over the resolutions in person.

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Prime Minister Kishida's Activities July 9, 2024

2024-07-10 06:38:00
(Prime Minister Kishida's Activities July 9, 2024)

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