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English Publication Date: Friday, September 14, 2018 Source: Foreign Brief
Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party will hold a formal debate on its next leader. Incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will square off against the party’s former Secretary General, Shigeru Ishiba.
English Publication Date: Sunday, October 8, 2017 Source: The Japan Times
Attending a nationally televised debate with the leaders of several other political parties, Abe sought to drum up public support for his controversial decision last month to dissolve Lower House and call the Oct. 22 snap poll.
English Publication Date: Sunday, October 8, 2017 Source: Reuters
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said her new party aims to offer voters a “middle of the fairway” choice, seeking to differentiate her group from ruling, conservative Liberal Democratic Party and smaller, left-leaning opposition parties.
English Publication Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The number of early votes is indeed increasing, but that is no reason to avoid a debate that could stoke public interest in the election. It is scandalous that voters are given no opportunity to hear party leaders debate the issues after the...
Category: Pro-Debate Editorials
English Publication Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Source: The Asahi Shimbun
The number of early votes is indeed increasing, but that is no reason to avoid a debate that could stoke public interest in the election. It is scandalous that voters are given no opportunity to hear party leaders debate the issues after the...
English Publication Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016 Source: The Japan Times
Abe made the comments in a TV debate where he faced off against the leaders of seven other major parties taking part in the July 10 Upper House election. The prime minister noted he was paying close attention to currency fluctuations following the...
English Publication Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Source: The Asahi Shimbun
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scolded a TV moderator and interrupted the main opposition party leader on June 21 because shooting for a televised debate went over schedule--by about a minute.
English Publication Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 Source: The Asahi Shimbun
Opposition party heads are upset that there will be no debate between all party leaders in the two weeks before the July 10 Upper House election and may hold one without Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.