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Abe and cabinet resign, clearing way for successor

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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Change in leadership and cabinet after a long term PM is a good ethically, it brings new faces, new perspectives of different people.

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The cabinet moved chairs, Abe moved chairs resignation usually implies you go home find a new job. Not still get a wage while getting a new chair.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Abe is free to go to his court cases now.

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Dont forget to take Aso off with you !

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it brings new faces , new perspectives

The recycled septuagenarian men coming in are definitely not new faces with new perspectives, thats the problem!

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Let all the grandpas run the country!

10 ( +11 / -1 )

Meet the new ossan, same as the old ossan

9 ( +10 / -1 )

We'll never forget you, Abe Shintaro!

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

It was so uplifting to see one bunch of old foggies replaced by another bunch of old foggies.

Dynamic japan

12 ( +13 / -1 )

Clearing the way for a new administration, that's got to be a joke. A massive enima for politics might do it, not this. Same old faces. I would suggest a new bag of sultanas.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Out with the old in with the older...

I see massive changes happening!

New policies! An end to corruption and cronyism! A dynamic forward thinking cabinet of the people!

Only kidding! same old same old in Japan under the LDP.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

What is a 'self made politician'?

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Abe resigned because of many unsolved scandals, not his chronic sickness. It seems to me he covered his all scandals with his sickness. One bureaucrat committed suicide and his wife accuses the government of his death. Abe thought government may lose it as there is a suicide note showing everything.

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“Abe and cabinet resign”

At last...

2 ( +2 / -0 )

 "During this time, I was able to tackle various challenges together with the people, and I'm proud of myself."

What would be the original for "I'm proud of myself." It's not an expression you often hear in Japanese.

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Compared to his political prowess at home, Suga has hardly traveled overseas and his diplomatic skills are unknown, though he is largely expected to pursue Abe's priorities.

Suga is a permanent country hick man. I can imagine Suga is pushed around by Trump's requests about Japan and US security and trade matters. In this point Abe seems much better than Suga.

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Politics apart, I wish Abe all the best for his future, and to get healthier soon.

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During this time, I was able to tackle various challenges together with the people, and I'm proud of myself."

Proud of yourself for what? Not having you or your cronies tossed in jail and becoming the longest serving PM along with accomplishing nothing?

Pretty low standards!

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...Abe Mario has gone, and Joker coming soon!!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Deck chairs, meet Titanic.

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With the exception of the one woman Abe is walking past the only other women in the photo are standing at the back looking like the back office support staff they probably are. Now why doesn't that surprise me?

Anyone of them is probably smarter and more tuned in to the lives of everyday people than the muppets up front.

Another 10 years and Japan will wonder why countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia will have surpassed them in GDP.

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Raised consumption tax, cut company tax, helped the rich, teased the poor, cheated on Moritomo school issue, swindled much money, pushed Go To Travel amid pandemic, leaving the chair saying he's sick...

These are some of what he's done.

He doesn't deserve applause.

Those flowers are for doctors and nurses.

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Rats jumping ship before more scandals come out!

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