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2 women in Japan party leadership race get mixed reactions

TOKYO (AP) — The inclusion of two women in Japan's leadership race — the first time in 13 years there hasn't only been men — surprised many, prompting some hope of progress for a ruling party long see...

Ruling party elects Kishida as leader in win for Japan establishment

TOKYO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) anointed former foreign minister Fumio Kishida as its new leader on Wednesday, a victory for the party's establishment ...

Soft-spoken Kishida to become Japan's next PM after party vote

TOKYO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Former foreign minister Fumio Kishida won on Wednesday a race to lead Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), virtually ensuring that he will succeed Prime Minist...

Japan's ruling party votes for new leader who will almost certainly be next PM

TOKYO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Japan's ruling party votes for a new leader on Wednesday who will almost certainly become the next prime minister ahead of a general election due in weeks and with the e...

Japan's next PM must work quickly on virus, economy, China

TOKYO (AP) — The stakes are high as Japanese governing party members vote Wednesday for four candidates seeking to replace Yoshihide Suga as prime minister. The next leader must address a pandemic-bat...

Who will be Japan's next prime minister?

Japan's minister for vaccines and reform, Taro Kono, is way ahead of his rivals for the job as head of the country's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) when party members and its elected po...

2 women, political opposites, vying in race for Japan PM

TOKYO (AP) — The inclusion of two women among the four candidates vying to become the next prime minister seems like a big step forward for Japan's notoriously sexist politics. But their fat...

Taiwan president talks business, security with Japanese prime minister hopeful

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) spoke with one of the four Japanese ruling party candidates for prime minister on Tuesday (Sept. 20). Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Repres...

China, pandemic, energy top Japan's leadership race debate

TOKYO (AP) — Four candidates vying to lead Japan's governing Liberal Democratic Party — and replacing outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga — held their first main debate on Saturday, discussing plan...

Japan PM candidates differ on same-sex, women rights issues

Candidates to become Japan's next prime minister all said they would have better policies to fight the pandemic and reduce the income gap during television debates on Friday, but they were split o...

EXPLAINER: Japanese ruling party race to determine next PM

TOKYO (AP) — Official election campaigning started Friday for the next head of Japan's governing Liberal Democratic Party. The winner will almost certainly become leader of the world’s No. 3 economy, ...

Japan governing party begins race to pick Suga successor

TOKYO (AP) — The race is on for the next Japanese prime minister. Official election campaigning began Friday for the new head of Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party, who typi...

Japan's outgoing prime minister to attend Quad summit in US

TOKYO (AP) — Outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is expected to travel to Washington next week to join three other leaders from the so-called Quad nations at an in-person summit of the gro...

Japan candidate for premier singles out China threat

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s former top diplomat and candidate to head its ruling party said Monday that he supports boosting Tokyo's defense budget amid China's growing assertiveness in the region. ...

Japan: Does Suga's demise mean a return to revolving door politics?

Yoshihide Suga's failure to stay on as prime ministerof Japan much beyond a single year has triggered concern that the nation is edging back towards an era of political uncertainty and upheaval. ...