Abe Faction: A Struggle For Leadership? Abe’s sudden death did not allow him to name a successor for his position as head of the LDP’s largest faction – Seiwa Seisaku Kenkyuukai, commonly referred to as the “Abe Faction”. Factions within the LDP are a relic of the 1955 amalgamation of the Liberal and the Democratic …
Japan’s Ministry of Finance will soon release the budget for the fiscal year that begins next April. The spending package has taken on added significance with the new coronavirus pandemic weighing on the economy. The budget will also offer a look at how seriously the Suga administration is pursuing its stated priorities, such as advancing digitization and advanced communications.
Suga to have a digital agency up and running by the end of 2021. Each ministry previously tackled digitization independently, leading to varying levels of success and end products, and no standardized administrative framework. The new agency will coordinate and unify efforts to modernize government services.