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Sep 16, 2021
【#828】Kono Has Yet to Seal Off Nuclear Phaseout
Tadashi Narabayashi “I would restart and use nuclear power plants that can be used after confirming their safety,” Taro Kono told a news conference on September 10 when he announced his candidacy for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s presidential election. On the remark, major Japanese newspapers reported that Kono sealed off .... <Read more>
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Sep 16, 2021
【#827】Assessing LDP Presidential Candidates from National Security Viewpoint
Fumio Ota On September 10, Taro Kono declared his candidacy for ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s president, joining Fumio Kishida and Sanae Takaichi. In the unprecedentedly severe national security environment, I would like to assess the three candidates’ stance and policies on national security. .... <Read more>

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【#826】Are LDP Presidential Candidates Ready to Confront China?
Takashi Arimoto Candidates for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s presidential election on September 29 are asked if they are ready to address the deterioration of security environment surrounding Japan. For the immediate future, the next LDP president, who will be elected

【#825】Would a Prime Minister Kono Be Okay?
Takashi Arimoto Administrative reform minister Taro Kono has shown his intention to run for the presidency of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s announcement of his decision not to seek reelection for the presidency. In public polls, Kono has ranked as a most popular candidate to succeed