Liberal Democratic Party: News

12 Jul 2024


Japan's Yamagata mandates citizens to laugh at least once daily

In a unique legislative move, northern Japan's Yamagata prefecture has enacted a law mandating its citizens to laugh at least once daily.

29 May 2024


Japan's lawmakers form cross-party group to investigate UFO phenomena

In response to global curiosity about unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), Japanese lawmakers have initiated a cross-party group.

08 Jul 2022


Ex-Japan PM Shinzo Abe dies after being shot during speech

Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been declared dead after being shot at while delivering a speech in the western city of Nara on Friday morning, Reuters reported citing Japanese public broadcaster NHK.

29 Sep 2021


Ex-diplomat Fumio Kishida is Japan's new Prime Minister

Japan's former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida won the governing party leadership election on Wednesday and is set to become the next prime minister, facing the imminent task of addressing a pandemic-hit economy and ensuring a strong alliance with Washington to counter growing regional security risks.

14 Sep 2020


Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan's Prime Minister

Yoshihide Suga (71) is set to become the next Prime Minister of Japan after the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) elected him as the new head.

28 Aug 2020


Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigns over health issues

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tendered his resignation on Friday, hours after reports suggested he would take such a step as his health has deteriorated.

20 Sep 2018


Japan's Abe wins party vote; set to become longest-serving PM

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election as leader of his ruling party today, setting him on course to become Japan's longest-serving premier and realize his dream of reforming the country's constitution.

15 Sep 2018

Shinzo Abe

Abe aims to rewrite Japan Constitution, seeks 3rd term

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears headed for a third three-year term as the ruling party leader, extending his hold on power and giving him time to pursue a long-cherished goal of revising the country's post-World War II constitution.

12 Jan 2018

Washington DC

Washington renames Russian embassy street after murdered Russian politician

In a new development, the Washington DC City Council has unanimously voted to rename the street which houses the Russian embassy after slain Russian politician Boris Nemtsov.

23 Oct 2017

North Korea

Japan's Abe gets re-elected as PM for the third time

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner have won 312 out of 465 seats in the lower house of parliament, Diet.

23 Oct 2017

North Korea

Japan: Voting begins in snap elections

The polling phase in Japan's recently announced snap elections has started as parts of the country are being affected by Category-IV Typhoon Lan.

26 Jul 2017


Why is PM Shinzo Abe so unpopular in Japan?

After being seemingly unassailable since his ascension to power in 2012, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's popularity has dipped to what political observers term 'death zone levels'.

09 Jun 2017

Theresa May

Hung parliament in the UK, what can happen next?

The UK is set for a hung parliament after the incumbent Theresa May-led Conservative party failed to gain absolute majority.

21 Sep 2016

Russia News

Russian Legislative Elections: Putin-backed United Russia's big victory

United Russia political party that is backed by President Vladimir Putin has won a landslide victory in the Russian parliamentary elections leaving its rivals far behind.