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Japan political scandals

Japan’s PM Kishida Says He Won’t Step Down After LDP’s Defeat in By-elections

Japan’s PM Kishida Says He Won’t Step Down After LDP’s Defeat in By-elections

By Mari Yamaguchi
Sunday’s defeat marks a further setback for Kishida, who will seek reelection as his party’s leader in the fall.

Japan’s Governing Party Is Engulfed by a Slush Fund Scandal. Will It Spur Political Reform?

Japan’s Governing Party Is Engulfed by a Slush Fund Scandal. Will It Spur Political Reform?

By Thisanka Siripala
The government is facing intense pressure over fears of widespread corruption and financial misconduct.
Japan’s Crisis of Confidence 

Japan’s Crisis of Confidence 

By Yann Messager
Scandal after scandal has plagued the country since the late Abe era, each one further eroding public trust (and even interest) in government.

As Scandal Engulfs the LDP, the Kishida Administration Goes on

As Scandal Engulfs the LDP, the Kishida Administration Goes on

By Jio Kamata
Despite a growing scandal and bottom-dwelling approval ratings, Prime Minister Kishida faces a window of stability.

The Engaging Outsider: Can Ishiba Shigeru’s Iconoclastic Policies Gain Traction?

The Engaging Outsider: Can Ishiba Shigeru’s Iconoclastic Policies Gain Traction?

By Kenji Yoshida and Jason Morgan
The longtime LDP leader has never won the top office, in part because of the pragmatic approach that makes him popular with the public.

Japan’s Ruling Government in Crisis Over Unification Church Scandals

Japan’s Ruling Government in Crisis Over Unification Church Scandals

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s governing party is struggling to quell public suspicion over party members’ ties with the controversial Unification Church.

Japan and the Controversial Unification Church

Japan and the Controversial Unification Church

By Thisanka Siripala
In a post-Abe era, Japanese politics has been rocked by the Unification Church’s links to LDP lawmakers.
Japan’s Prime Minister Hit With Nepotism Scandal

Japan’s Prime Minister Hit With Nepotism Scandal

By Thisanka Siripala
Suga’s honeymoon period is over following a lavish dining scandal involving elite LDP bureaucrats and Suga’s eldest son. 

Ex-PM Abe’s Office Investigated Over Cherry Blossom Party Scandal

Ex-PM Abe’s Office Investigated Over Cherry Blossom Party Scandal

By Associated Press
A scandal from 2018 continues to dog the former Japanese prime minister.

Japanese Politics Rocked by Arrests Over Voter Bribery Scandal

Japanese Politics Rocked by Arrests Over Voter Bribery Scandal

By Thisanka Siripala
A mammoth voter buying scandal involving a former ruling LDP cabinet minister poses a challenge for the Abe administration.

New Year, New Scandals for Japan’s Ruling Party

New Year, New Scandals for Japan’s Ruling Party

By Mina Pollmann
Once again, Abe and his LDP are beset by multiple scandals. And once again, it doesn't seem to be impacting their political dominance.
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