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Gov't eyes convening Diet on Oct 4 to choose new prime minister

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Gov't eyes convening Diet on Oct 4 to choose new prime minister

New prime minister by next month

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same song and dance, just a different voice, nothing changes

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the main opposition … vowing to draw up a supplementary budget worth at least 30 trillion yen … to support people and businesses hit hard by the pandemic.

30 trillion yen from Santa and the Tooth Fairy or Japanese equivalents is it?

If voted into power, the CDPJ will also create a new team answering directly to the prime minister

Oh nice, won’t that make the Prime Minister feel so powerful..

opposition groups … are set to agree on a set of joint pledges on Wednesday including lowering the consumption tax rate

30 trillion in spending and lower consumption tax rate - where are the gazillionaires that these clowns are going to tax instead to pay for it all?

Sorry bad news but Japan doesn’t have loads of billionaires and their combined wealth isn’t worth 30 trillion that these clowns want to spend before they cut consumption tax.

That said I believe I heard Takaichi of the LDP saying she’d blow away another when p trillion herself if she gets to be PM.

It doesn’t matter who becomes PM, because the only difference is which people get the grease.

If one wants lower taxes and commensurately smaller govt, one is out of luck it seems.

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fxgaiToday  08:44 am JST

If one wants lower taxes and commensurately smaller govt, one is out of luck it seems.

I don't, personally. It just means having to pay for services provided by the private sector, and I think the people providing education, healthcare and essential utilities should be accountable to voters and taxpayers, not shareholders and CEOs whose main concern is the bottom line, not the public good.

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The puppet circus will continue....

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New prime minister by next month

Not really. The real rulers of Japan are those at the top of Nippon Kaigi. The PM is a figurehead who really doesn't decide anything, so what difference does it make? This country is not a democracy.

same song and dance, just a different voice, nothing changes

exactly. you are nobody's fool. you get it.

The puppet circus will continue....

That's really all it is.

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It’s already been decided. No need for the build up for something they could announce today.

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@cricky

It’s already been decided.

Yup. Oh no, Kono it will be.

Aso basically announced this a while ago when he said Kishida was for peaceful times, not the "severe security situation Japan now faces".

Aso can count on Kono to continue upsetting the neighbours, so the "severe situation" the right-wingers want continues.

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and I think the people providing education, healthcare and essential utilities should be accountable to voters and taxpayers, not shareholders and CEOs whose main concern is the bottom line, 

Do you want the essential that is food provided by central government too?

If yes, well ok.

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