Politics | Jan 27

Aso Faction Continues Amid Departures, Mogi Faction Faces Growing Exits

TOKYO, Jan 27 (News On Japan) - Following the Liberal Democratic Party's decision to prohibit factional involvement in personnel affairs, known as the dissolution of factions, there has been a surge in members leaving the Aso and Mogi factions, both of which have indicated their intention to continue.

Among these, former Defense Minister Iwaya (岩屋元防衛大臣), a member of the Aso faction led by Deputy Prime Minister Aso, announced his intention to leave the faction during a meeting held in Tokyo on the 26th.

Former Defense Minister Iwaya: "I have stated that I will leave the Shikokai (Aso faction) if it continues to exist."

Additionally, Senator Sekiguchi, chairman of the LDP members of the Mogi faction, announced in a press conference that three senior Senate members of the faction, including himself, intend to leave. With this announcement, the Mogi faction, which already includes members like Kobuchi, the Election Strategy Committee Chairman, and Aoki, the Deputy Secretary-General who have expressed their intention to leave, now faces five departures. This development brings the faction to a critical juncture regarding its continued existence.

Source: テレ東BIZ

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.