Kishida rules out snap poll after LDP wins big in Sunday by-elections

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Kishida rules out snap poll after LDP wins big in Sunday by-elections
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party received a welcome boost Sunday night as four of five LDP-affiliated or supported candidates won key parliamentary by-elections.
Japanese nationals among 388 fleeing Sudan in French military aircraft
Meanwhile, three Air Self-Defense Force aircraft which arrived on Sunday in Djibouti will head to Sudan soon to evacuate Japanese nationals, though the exact timeline …
U.S. presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis praises Japan defense buildup in visit to Tokyo
The two-day trip by the Florida governor was seen as an attempt to bolster his defense and diplomatic chops before throwing his hat into the …
South Korea restores Japan’s preferred trade status, aiding U.S. efforts
The return of Japan to South Korea’s “whitelist” of trusted trade destinations will cut red tape for exporters.
Australia to focus on threats further ashore in major defense overhaul
Australia is revamping its defense posture, arguing it is no longer as protected by geography and the limited ability of other nations to project power …
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