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Shii’s interpellation sheds light on Abe’s reluctance to tackle gender gap issues

Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo in his interpellation at the House of Representatives plenary session urged Prime Minister Abe to tackle gender gap issues. PM Abe, however, showed his refusal to accept Shii’s call.

Yamashita grills PM Abe on his policies on labor deregulation and foreign relations in Diet interpellation

Japanese Communist Party Vice Chair Yamashita Yoshiki at the House of Councilors plenary session demanded that Prime Minister Abe withdraw his labor deregulation policy and revise his stance toward the U.S. and China.

'Then, don't marry!' LDP lawmaker jeers at opposition lawmaker who calls for dual-surname system

Asked by the press for comments on the jeering incident, Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo said, "The heckler represented the mindset of the LDP and Prime Minister Abe. The desire to return to the prewar family system underlies the heckling."

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JCP Secretariat Head Koike will co-chair newly-formed parliamentary league to tackle climate change

A cross-party Dietmembers' group aiming to adopt a Diet resolution calling for a "climate emergency...
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