New Komeito (JP)

Type: Organization
Name: New Komeito (JP) (Komeito, New Komeito)
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Japan to take after China in using coal for e

Japan will soon join the ranks of China, which has shifted its energy source to coal, after the government announced a new energy plan on Friday. In the new draft approved by Japan’s ruling coalition Liberal Democratic Party and its partner New Komeito ... [Published ECF - 9 hours ago]
Entities: Coal, Japan, China
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Avoid setting dangerous precedent

The Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito have started talks over the Abe administration’s bid to scrap the government’s traditional interpretation of the Constitution that Japan cannot exercise the right to collective self-defense. Prime Minister ... [Published Japan Times - 1 hour ago]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Prime Minister’s Office to be tested in carrying out civil service reform

The Yomiuri Shimbun The Prime Minister’s Office will take the lead in making strategic personnel appointments of bureaucrats. We hope a recent law revision can achieve the results it was designed for.The House of Councillors has passed a bill into law ... [Published The Japan News - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Japan moves toward ditching its pacifist stance

For a document drawn up during a few frantic days of 1946 in bombed-out Tokyo, Japan’s constitution has stood the test of time.Written during the American occupation, as hundreds of thousands of starving, war-displaced citizens wandered the capital, the ... [Published Irish Times - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 2 reports

Japan in Depth / Govt energy plan offers no N-power details

Ichiro Marutani and Hiroshi Tajima / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writers The basic energy plan approved by the Cabinet on Friday did not present numerical targets on the future proportions of electricity sources such as nuclear power and renewable energy, while ... [Published The Japan News - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 5 reports

Japanese government approves nuclear restart

The Japanese government has approved an energy plan that backs the use of nuclear power. The plan reverses an earlier decision to phase out nuclear power by a previous government following the Fukushima disaster three years ago. The decision sets the ... [Published HazardEx - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Govt adopts new energy program

Jiji Press The government adopted a new mid- to long-term basic energy program, which terms nuclear power “an important base load electricity source,” at a Cabinet meeting Friday.The program says that nuclear reactors will be reactivated if their safety ... [Published The Japan News - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Lower corporate tax will strengthen economy: Japan business chiefs

TOKYO -- Japan's ruling coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party and the New Komeito is set to begin discussing a possible reduction in the effective corporate tax rate from the current 35.64%.Their focus will be when to carry out such a move and how ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Energy plan fails to set targets for renewables

The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s final version of a draft energy report reinforces the role of nuclear power in the country’s future, but falls short of setting specific goals for renewable energy use.The policy describes nuclear power as ... [Published Japan Times - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Post-Fukushima reform throws up a few surprises

The magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, devastated the northeast, killing more than 15,000 people and causing level 7 meltdowns at three reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Observers believed the sheer ... [Published Japan Times - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 05 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 2 reports

LDP secretary-general cautious on limiting collective defense

A senior official of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party sounded negative Saturday about setting a geographical limit on the operations of the Self-Defense Forces under collective self-defense.“Generally speaking, there is no way to dispatch SDF troops ... [Published Japan Times - Apr 05 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 4 reports

LDP, New Komeito discuss moves to allow Japan to exercise of right to collective self-defense

An advisory group of senior members of the ruling Liberal-Democratic Party and its junior coalition party, the New Komeito party, met on Thursday to discuss a revision to Japan’s Constitution to allow Japan to exercise the right of collective self-de ... [Published Japan Today - Apr 04 2014]

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...reverses the decision of the previous Democratic Party of Japan government of Yoshihuiko Noda to phase out of the nuclear power program by 2040. "The new energy plan makes possible a realistic and balanced energy structure" Industry Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said in Tokyo
"The plan makes clear we will reduce reliance on nuclear power through a variety of measures" industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi told reporters after the cabinet meeting, adding that the government might decide on an ideal energy mix within two...
"We aim to opt for an energy supply system which is realistic, pragmatic and well balanced" Toshimitsu Motegi, Japan’s trade and industry minister, told reporters...
"Given the slim realistic prospects for a major nuclear share, the challenge will be flexibility and the whole baseload concept flies out of the window" Schneider said

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Avoid setting dangerous precedent [Published Japan Times - 1 hour ago]
Government to cite past ruling to justify exerc... [Published Japan Times - 7 hours ago]
Japan to take after China in using coal for e [Published ECF - 9 hours ago]
Prime Minister’s Office to be tested in carryin... [Published The Japan News - Apr 14 2014]
Japan moves toward ditching its pacifist stance [Published Irish Times - Apr 14 2014]
Japan reverses its withdrawal from nuclear power [Published Deutsche Welle - Apr 13 2014]
Japan in Depth / Govt energy plan offers no N-p... [Published The Japan News - Apr 12 2014]
Government takes realistic stance on N-power in... [Published The Japan News - Apr 12 2014]
Weapons for peace and proactive pacifism [Published Japan Times - Apr 12 2014]
Asao takes helm of Your Party [Published Japan Times - Apr 11 2014]
Japanese government approves nuclear restart [Published HazardEx - Apr 11 2014]
Govt adopts new energy program [Published The Japan News - Apr 11 2014]
Japan risks public outcry as it brings back nuc... [Published Telegraph - Apr 11 2014]
Energy plan looks to the past [Published Japan Times - Apr 11 2014]
UPDATE 3-Japan approves energy plan reinstating... [Published Reuters UK - Apr 11 2014]
Japan approves new energy policy, reinstating n... [Published Digital Journal - Apr 11 2014]
Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear ... [Published Japan Today - Apr 11 2014]
Lower corporate tax will strengthen economy: Ja... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Apr 11 2014]
Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Apr 11 2014]
UPDATE 1-Japan approves energy plan reinstating... [Published Reuters India - Apr 11 2014]
Tokyo Electric Power : Chronology of events rel... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 11 2014]
Energy plan fails to set targets for renewables [Published Japan Times - Apr 09 2014]
Post-Fukushima reform throws up a few surprises [Published Japan Times - Apr 09 2014]
[News] Japan delays upgrade to renewable energy... [Published PV-Tech - Apr 08 2014]
Japan fails to set clean energy targets in firs... [Published New Energy World Network - Apr 08 2014]
Bill to lower referendum voting age submitted t... [Published Japan Times - Apr 08 2014]
Japan lawmaker resigns over $9.8m loan scandal [Published Asiaone - Apr 08 2014]
Japan Energy Plan Stops Short of Setting Renewa... [Published Washington Post - Apr 08 2014]
Uranium Week: Demand Rising But Supply More Tha... [Published FNArena - Apr 08 2014]
Kyoto re-elects Yamada to top post [Published Japan Times - Apr 07 2014]
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Japan in Depth / New criteria clarified for def... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Apr 03 2014]
The Yomiuri Shimbun Of the new guidelines for defense equipment exports adopted by the Cabinet Tuesday, the most distinctive element is provision for the government to permit the transfer of weapons overseas if this is considered to make a contribution ...
Indonesia’s Military Flexes Muscle as S. China ... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 30 2014]
The Indonesian navy vows to protect the country’s territory. (EPA Photo/Mast Irham) Jakarta . In a move that could have serious repercussions for the security situation in the South China Sea, Indonesian officials on Wednesday acknowledged that ...
Japanese Parliament Enacts 2014 Record Budget [Published OANDA Forex Blog - Mar 20 2014]
Japan’s parliament on Thursday enacted a budget for fiscal 2014 totaling a record 95.88 trillion yen, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledging to prevent a sharp economic downturn following the consumption tax hike from next month. At a plenary session ...
"If She Bleeds, She Can't Lead" Pro-Nuclear Abe... [Published Zero Hedge - Feb 10 2014]
For a few brief weeks, there was hope among the millions of Japanese that do not love Shinzo Abe as two former premiers entered the race for governor of Tokyo on a zero nuclear-power platform. Today, as The Economist notes , those hopes melted away ...
Why Everyone Needs To Stop Freaking Out About W... [Published Think Progress - Feb 07 2014]
China’s been out of the news lately — the State of the Union only have mentioned it twice — but America’s allies are getting antsy about it. Just this Wednesday, Filipino President Benigno S. Aquino III compared China to Nazi Germany, telling the world ...
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