This year, the 201st Diet Session will convene on January 20th, and is scheduled to finish on June 17th. This month’s edition of Policy Radar focuses on incentives for the development of technology, policy developments in the Finance Ministry, and regulatory changes for integrated resorts.
Langley Esquire’s initiative to deliver up-to-date information on political developments in the Japanese Diet: the Diet’s session ended on the 26th of June and the Government has been focusing on the triennial House of Councillors Election. Thus, the Government has done little in terms of agenda-setting or policy-making, so this month’s edition will focus on an analysis of the election, and a brief summary of policy developments in the Tobacco, Data and Trade industries.
With just two days before the House of Councillors election, the LDP’s chance of securing a majority of the 124 available seats is impossibly distant. Reaching a 2/3 majority (together with coalition partner, Komeito, and votes of other parties/independents who might be in favor of constitutional reform), is even a dimmer illusion.
Welcome to June’s Policy Radar! This is a continuation of Langley Esquire’s new initiative to deliver up-to-date information on political developments in the Japanese Diet. This is the last time we will post Policy Radar on our website for the general public, so please subscribe to our policy mailing list below if you wish to …