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Japan's lower house Speaker under fire for links to Unification Church
... parliament. If he can't do that, he should immediately step down as the lower house speaker, Shii was quoted as telling reporters. READ MORE: Japan's LDP's update list of members linked to the Unification Church . The ruling LDP, headed by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida , is under pressure to explain its connections to the church, known for coercing huge amounts of money from its followers in return for spiritual or karmic benefits, following the party's promise to sever ties to the group. An internal investigation ...
Updated: 09/29/2022
China reaffirms bilateral ties with Japan on 50th anniversary of normalization
... with Japan on the 50th anniversary of the normalization of China-Japanese diplomatic relations amid rising tension in the Asia-Pacific region. What Happened: On Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping held a phone call with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida , where both leaders discussed building a strong relationship. Also See Kamala Harris To Discuss Kim Jong Un's Missile Launch , EV Subsidies With South Korean President At Demilitarized Zone Meet Xi told Kishida that he attaches great importance ...
Updated: 09/29/2022
Japanese lower house chief admits to having ties with Unification Church
... Party lawmaker said that he was once interviewed for a publication linked to the organization, now known as the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification . The revelation could deal with a new blow to the administration of the Prime Minister Fumio Kishida , who heads the LDP. During an extraordinary parliamentary session starting Monday, the Opposition parties are going to grill Kishida about the issue. An LDP heavyweight, Hosoda also confirmed that a group based in his constituency in Shimane ...
Updated: 09/29/2022
Japan, China mark 50 years of normalization of diplomatic relations
... of the normalization of diplomatic relations on Thursday with little mood for a grand celebration as tensions continue over a territorial row and a deeper rift between Beijing and Western nations over Taiwan. The messages of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set to be read out at an event hosted by the Japan Business Federation on Thursday afternoon. Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi will deliver a speech, despite Kishida being absent from Keidanren 's event ...
Updated: 09/29/2022
Japanese Prime Minister gets a bit too greedy at Abe's state funeral
... ruthless and avaricious old woman goes to an inn of sparrows and forces the birds to give her a large basket, which she hopes is filled with treasures. When she opens the basket on her way home, terrible monsters leap out of it. I think Prime Minister Fumio Kishida got a bit too greedy. It is said that he was able to hold onto the late prime minister's conservative support base because of his decision to hold a state funeral for former prime minister Shinzo Abe . Kishida probably believed that inviting ...
Updated: 09/28/2022
Japan to ease COVID-19 border restrictions for tourists
The strict border restrictions on Japan will be loosened on October 11, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Sept. 23, allowing tourists to enter for the first time since the start of the epidemic. The strict border restrictions on Japan will be loosened on October 11, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Sept. 23, allowing tourists ...
Updated: 09/28/2022
Japanese PM Kishida delivers condolence speech at Abe funeral
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivered a condolence speech at the Sept. 27 state funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Pool The government went ahead with the state funeral for former Prime minister Shinzo Abe on Sept.27, even though public opinion was largely opposed ...
Updated: 09/27/2022
Long line of people offer flowers in memory of ex-pm Shinzo Abe
... public funds for the funeral. The state funeral is expected to draw around 3,600 participants as well as about 700 individuals representing 218 foreign nations, regions and international organizations. Condolence speeches will be given by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and former Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga , who served as chief cabinet secretary under Abe during his eight-year second stint as prime minister.
Updated: 09/27/2022
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