Shinzo Abe

Church and State-I

While Abe's death sent shockwaves throughout the world, this also revealed a dark side of Japanese politics as many lawmakers of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party are not only members but also patrons of the UC. This malaise has spread so deep that it has affected the lives of many common men as politicians patronise the UC and use the donation money on projects that go against the interests of the citizens and the nation.

PM Modi attends Shinzo Abe’s funeral

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attended the state funeral of assassinated former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo.

Japan bids final farewell to late PM Abe

Some 20,000 police officers have been reportedly being deployed for the security at the event being held at the Nippon Budokan arena in central Tokyo which is estimated to cost taxpayers $1.65 billion yen ($11 million).

The Kishida Touch~I

Interestingly, the four top party posts are all occupied by men. The new Cabinet has only two women as members, a sad reflection of male-dominated ruling politicians’ attitude.

Japan Rearms

Last year, despite the pandemic related slowdown, the defense spending went up by an impressive 15 per cent, from the previous year.

Japan after Abe

Amid this sombre situation, Toshimitsu Motegi, the LDP secretary-general, on behalf of the party pledged that the party would carry on the legacy left by Abe.