No-Confidence Motion Against Kishida Cabinet Rejected by Japan's Lower House

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No-Confidence Motion Against Kishida Cabinet Rejected by Japan's Lower House

No-Confidence Motion Against Kishida Cabinet Rejected

On June 20, the Lower House of Japan rejected a no-confidence motion filed against Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's Cabinet. The motion was submitted by the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDP), which criticized the government's "toothless revisions" to the Political Fund Control Law.

The motion was supported by all opposition parties, including Nippon Ishin (Japan Innovation Party), the Japanese Communist Party, and the Democratic Party for the People. CDP President Kenta Izumi called on the Prime Minister to resign, stating that the government is incapable of achieving real political reform.

"They are just pretending to do reform while putting off key decisions," said Izumi. "The Cabinet cannot provide the right prescription for the issues."

This marks the first no-confidence motion filed against the Kishida Cabinet by the CDP since December. While initially supportive of the revisions to the Political Fund Control Law, Nippon Ishin later reversed its position and opposed Kishida. The disagreement stemmed from differing views on the proposed requirement for lawmakers to disclose the usage of state-funded allowances.