party leader Natsuo Yamaguchi said Monday that Cabinet ministers should be "careful" about what they say after Finance Minister Taro Aso drew flak for remarks that referred to Nazi Germany in proposing to amend Japan's Constitution.
Chinese State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan on Wednesday spoke highly of Japan's New Komeito
party's long-term efforts to promote China-Japan friendship and cooperation, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported.
A coalition with the New Komeito
Party (48 seats) -- a party allied with a highly disciplined Buddhist lay organization -- and the new Conservative Party (20 seats) brings the coalition as a whole to a substantial majority of 336.
2 opposition New Komeito
party has pledged to pursue reform policies by taking part in the coalition government of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and the Liberal Party (LP), senior party officials said Monday.
The New Komeito
party on Tuesday set long-term goals to revitalize the Japanese economy, including raising average salaries by 10 percent, in its key policy pledges for this summer's upper house election.
The floor leader of South Korea's ruling Uri Party told senior New Komeito
party lawmakers Tuesday that the Japanese party will convince its coalition partner Liberal Democratic Party to grant voting rights in local elections to permanent Korean residents in Japan, participants at the meeting said.
The New Komeito
party, the junior partner in Japan's ruling coalition, will pledge to uphold the country's pacifist Constitution in this summer's upper house election, in stark contrast to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's hawkish political stance, a policy draft showed Sunday.
Takenori Kanzaki, the leader of New Komeito
, a junior partner of Japan's ruling coalition, asked the United States on Tuesday to make every effort until the last moment to resolve the Iraqi issue within the framework of the United Nations.
party leader Takenori Kanzaki was assured Wednesday by Chinese Ambassador to Japan Wu Dawei that Kanzaki's planned visit to China from Saturday was still welcomed by China.
Leaders of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito
party have agreed to unify their election campaign pledges in an attempt to win this summer's upper house election, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.
Takenori Kanzaki, head of the New Komeito
party, a member of the ruling coalition government, is planning to visit Beijing and Shanghai from Nov.
The opposition Liberal Democratic Party and its ally the New Komeito
party are likely to jointly win 300 seats in the 480-member House of Representatives in Japan's general election on Sunday, major newspapers reported Friday.