Tokyo, Sept. 21 (Jiji Press) — A group of conservative lawmakers from Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party held its first general assembly on Wednesday since the assassination of its chairman, former prime minister Shinzo Abe, in July.
At the meeting, the group called “Sosei Nippon” confirmed that it will continue to hold study sessions to properly pass on Abe’s achievements as prime minister to future generations. He also decided to keep the post of president vacant for the time being.
“We will follow his last wishes and address key issues for the country,” said former foreign minister Hirofumi Nakasone, the group’s acting chairman. “We want to vigorously engage in activities.”
Wednesday was Abe’s 68th birthday. At the meeting venue, a photo of the former prime minister was installed and the attendees, including LDP political leader Koichi Hagiuda and Hiroshige Seko, LDP General Secretary in the House of Councillors, who were close to Abe , offered a silent prayer.
The group has 131 members, and today’s meeting was attended by 55 people, including proxies.
[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]
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