As local governments ramp up preparations to inoculate their residents against COVID-19, one key task for officials is to make the vaccine program as widely accessible as possible to foreign residents, including by offering interpreters and translating documents into other languages.
The fiscal 2021 budget cleared the House of Representatives on Tuesday, providing temporary relief for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who has been hit by scandals over ethics violations at two ministries and criticism over his coronavirus response.
Tamayo Marukawa, Japan’s new minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, has come under fire for joining a campaign against a selective dual surname system for married couples.
Lawmakers from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party have urged local party assembly members to shun a move that supports a legal revision allowing separate surnames for married couples, according to party sources.
Japan’s most dominant political party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has been the country’s government for most of the time since 1955.
Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Tamayo Marukawa took office as the new Olympic minister on Thursday to replace Seiko Hashimoto, who now leads the Tokyo Organising Committee to oversee this summer’s games.
The communication ministry said Friday it had replaced two senior bureaucrats and was considering reprimands in the latest development of a scandal involving a son of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Kiyoshi Ota Seiko Hashimoto, member of the House of Councillors and the Liberal Democratic Party, speaks during the party's annual convention in Tokyo on Feb. 10, 2019.
TOKYO -- Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, long seen as a homogeneous redoubt of elderly men, now wants more women at its key meetings - provided they don't do the talking.
On that Breaking Bad type beat.Happening in the World: Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party has proposed to allow five female lawmakers on its all-made board meetings, permitted they do not speak and submit opinions afterward.
President Obama “has not met for six months with the CEOs and others on his Jobs Council in part because he’s simply been too busy,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told Politico.
Washington Post: “Trump’s attacks on McConnell came as he plotted a broader return to the political arena.
Seiko Hashimoto appeared in seven Olympics — four Winter Olympics and three Summer Olympics. According to historian Dr. Bill Mallon, her seven appearances is the most by any “multi-season” athlete in the games. Hashimoto made even more history on Thursday in Japan, where women are still rare in the boardrooms and positions of political power. The 56-year-old Hashimoto was named as president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee after a meeting of its male-dominated executive board. She replaces 83-year-old
Hong Kong (CNN)A week after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief resigned in the wake of making sexist comments, another male octogenarian leader in Japan has attracted ire by spouting misogynistic remarks. Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the country's leading Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), on Tuesday proposed that women lawmakers should be able to observe the party's key meetings -- but not speak in them. The 82-year-old's plan to allow five female lawmakers to observe the party's main gatherings was a response