Japan PM doesn't intend to dissolve Lower House in 2023

TOKYO, Nov 09 (NHK) - Government sources say Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio does not intend to dissolve the Lower House this year. Kishida intends to focus on economic measures to tackle rising prices for the time being.

The four-year term of Lower House lawmakers passed the halfway mark last month. Members of both the ruling and opposition parties have been commenting and speculating about when Kishida would dissolve the lower chamber for a general election.

Kishida reshuffled his Cabinet in September, but his ratings have continued to slump. The resignation last month of a state justice minister and a parliamentary vice-minister of education and culture have added to his woes.

Kishida aims to pass a supplementary budget to fund his economic package during the extraordinary session of the Diet, which runs through December 13. ...continue reading

Nov 09 (ANNnewsCH) - 岸田総理大臣は年内の衆議院の解散総選挙を見送る方針を固め、経済対策に集中する考えを自民党幹部らに伝えました。  ...continue reading