Politics | Jan 23

LDP Faction Dissolutions Lead to Unexpected Emergence of New Factions

TOKYO, Jan 23 (News On Japan) - Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, in his bid to restore political trust, declared the dissolution of the Kishida faction. While the Abe and Nikai factions have also firmed up plans for dissolution, the Aso, Motegi, and Moriyama factions have expressed intentions to continue, revealing a split in direction within the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

Meanwhile, even within the factions set to dissolve, new movements suggest that not only will factions not vanish, but new ones may also emerge.

According to a joint public opinion survey by NNN and Yomiuri Shimbun, the Cabinet's approval rating has dropped to 24 percent, tying with the lowest since its inception. The question now is whether a path to political reform can be charted. What are the intentions and new movements within each faction? A thorough analysis is provided...


MORE Politics NEWS

Mimurotoji Temple in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, known for its beautiful flowers, is currently celebrating the peak bloom of approximately 250 weeping plum trees, delighting visitors with the arrival of spring.

The world's largest projection mapping has lit up the walls of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, standing over 240 meters tall. The opening ceremony also included the certification ceremony for the Guinness World Record.

Isn't it beautiful? In a flask containing a substance with a deep purple hue, Professor Akira Kitagishi from Doshisha University is conducting an experiment that may create a groundbreaking therapeutic drug.

A long-standing Japanese restaurants in Beijing has been forced to close, suffering the impact of a three-year-long zero-COVID policy and the backlash from Japan's policy to release treated water from Fukushima's stricken nuclear plant.

Rice and nori are a perfect match. Whether it's in onigiri or sushi rolls, the aroma of seaweed is irresistible.