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...