POLITICS – 8

Nov 05
US President Donald Trump has arrived in Tokyo for the first leg of his 5-nation tour of Asia. This is his first visit to Japan since he took office. (NHK)

Nov 04
US President Donald Trump says he’s decided to attend the East Asia Summit in the Philippines — a meeting he had initially planned to skip.
(NHK)

Nov 04
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is gunning to achieve his long-cherished ambition to revise Japan’s constitution, as he eyes the possibility of becoming the longest-serving prime minister in the country. (Jiji)

Nov 03
In preparation for U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Japan from Sunday, the Metropolitan Police Department will be on full alert primarily in central Tokyo, deploying about 18,000 officers — the highest level in 20 years for the protection of a prominent person. (the-japan-news.com)

Nov 03
Senior Democratic Party lawmaker Katsuya Ogawa on Thursday tendered his resignation to the party over an alleged assault of an elementary school girl by his son, who said he intended to molest her. (Japan Times)

Nov 03
A Japanese government council will recommend that education minister Yoshimasa Hayashi give the go-ahead for a veterinary medicine department plan by a school operator at the center of a favoritism scandal involving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, informed sources said Thursday. (Jiji)

Nov 02
Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and senior advisor, arrived in Japan on Thursday for a three-day stay ahead of a visit by her father. (Kyodo)

Nov 02
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reappointed all of his Cabinet ministers, following his reelection by the Diet as Japan’s leader. (NHK)

Nov 01
The Democratic Party selected former State Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Kohei Otsuka, 58, as its new leader at a general meeting on Tuesday. (Jiji)

Nov 01
Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have welcomed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Tokyo. (NHK)