The ldp lost many of its veteran pols in recent years; some retired, but many others defected to form splinter parties.
Furthermore, the ldp has lost many of its heavyweight politicians in recent years.
In spite of their image as bland, geriatric pols, the party elders gave the ldp a sense political heft.
The group demanded that the ldp punish the person responsible for the remarks by June 25.
“I believe they voted for the ldp not because they wanted nuclear plants,” she says.
But as the president of the ldp, Abe is in a position where he must say something.
Last year, the ldp accused news organizations questioning the Secrets Act of breaking the law.
The Special Secrets Bill is based on a failed anti-spying bill proposed by Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone (ldp) in the 1980s.
Prime Minister Abe is not only the leader of Japan, he is also the Director-General—the sosai —of the ldp.
The conservative ldp politician Shinzo Abe is expected to be the next prime minister.