The House of Representatives Committee on Political Ethics will be held on the 29th in response to the issue surrounding political funding parties by factions of the Liberal Democratic Party, and Prime Minister Kishida will be the first sitting prime minister to attend.

While Prime Minister Kishida hopes to restore public trust by providing a detailed explanation, the opposition party plans to strictly hold him accountable as president of the Liberal Democratic Party.

At the House of Representatives Political Ethics Review Committee, which was held in response to this issue, on the 28th, Prime Minister Kishida announced his intention to attend and requested a review, as coordination within the Liberal Democratic Party over issues such as how the matter should be made public was difficult.

As a result, it was decided that the meeting would be held for two days, on the 29th and March 1st, in a format that would be open to the press, including five former secretaries generals of the Abe faction and the Nikai faction. Takeda and former Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications will be in attendance.

It was the first time that a sitting prime minister attended the review committee, and Prime Minister Kishida emphasized, ``As the president of the Liberal Democratic Party, I want to fulfill my accountability by keeping the media open.''

At the committee, the ruling party plans to question the government's efforts and determination to prevent a recurrence, and Prime Minister Kishida hopes to provide a thorough explanation that will help restore public trust.

In response, the opposition parties are poised to rigorously pursue his responsibilities as the president of the Liberal Democratic Party.

Manabu Terada, a member of the House of Representatives of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan who is the lead secretary of the opposition party at the review board, said, ``Since we have taken the trouble to create a forum like this, I would like them to fulfill their accountability without saying anything ambiguous.''

On the other hand, regarding the new fiscal year's budget, the government and ruling parties have stated that it cannot be compromised on its passage within the fiscal year, as it includes expenses for responding to the Noto Peninsula earthquake, and has scheduled a vote on the 29th with a view to passing it in the House of Representatives this week. I'm trying to decide.

On the other hand, the opposition parties are demanding sufficient deliberation time, and the battle between the ruling and opposition parties continues.