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Kishida's support slides to lowest since he took office

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64% of poll respondents said they could not accept the prime minister's reasoning.

Which matters not a jot. The boondoggle state funeral will go ahead, the current 1.6 BILLION yen price will go up to at least double that, Dentsu, Aso, Mori and sundry other parasites will get their slice of our money, and the hostess clubs in Ginza will be in for a bumper weekend's business.

Then the 64% of poll respondents who "could not accept" this heist will vote LDP again at the next election.

Of course the LDP will continue its corrupt and seedy malfeasance. Why would they even consider not stuffing their pockets with our cash? They get away with it every damn time.

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Corrupt fat cats....need to go.

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Support for Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida tumbled to its lowest since he took office, hit by anger over his ruling party's ties to a controversial church and a state funeral for former leader Shinzo Abe, an opinion poll showed on Monday.

A populace ruled by oligarchs, largely hereditary, that see the public treasury spent for memorials for corrupt politicians and sports events scams, may be not too keen on the current figurehead.

News at 11.

That LDP lock on power and marginalization of opposition is real though.

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The number is still way too high.

Who is approving anything he or the LDP is doing?

who are they surveying? LDP relatives? Benefactors?

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he did nothing all the time je just took his fat salary. for doing nothing...empty suit empty talk.

virtually anyone could do his "job"...even that charismaless guy before him had at lest some micro results but Fumio...nothing.

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No big surprise!

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The important thing for Japanese voters to realise is that it's not Kishida that's the problem. It's not his fault. Don't pin the blame on an individual. It's the entire party.

So turf out the entire of the corrupt LDP and not just its pig in lipstick PM of the hour if you want actual change.

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This what you get when you dont listen to the Japanese people. Kishida let in Foreign students and workers in the spring and now he is going to let in foreign tourist. It is time to get rid of Kishida and his liberal friends

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What we need is a Segaland to compete with Nintendo land. That or just get one of the Sega Sammy casinos up and running already. That will bring the tourists in.

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State funeral, for what reason!?!?! Watch the funeral service for Queen Elizabeth, that will be a proper state funeral and deserved for someone who served her nation with dignity. It will put Abe’s ‘state’ funeral to shame.

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I expect Suga-san will be trotted out shortly to take the public wrath then a new prime minister will gallop up like a knight in shining armor.

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Kishida's support slides to lowest...

That does not matter at all. Most Japanese people still think LDP is much better than any other parties. They are certainly disapponted with the party they support but not to the extent of switching to another party, far from it.

Here is the result of latest polls (and changes from a month ago) for Party supports:

LDP: 36.2% (+0.1)

CDPJ: 4.8% (-0.7)

Renovation: 5.1% (-0.9)

All Other Parties: Less than 3%

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Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

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Many Japanese would like an alternative to the LDP, but there isn’t one. Within the LDP, Kishida was a good choice in difficult times. He is stable and competent, and if that continues, there can be lots of state funerals, no matter what polls are saying. Get over it.

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Is it surprising? the decision on the funeral come at a terribly bad timing, so Kishida imposing it on the population that clearly rejects it means he has to lose a lot of popularity to do it. It makes people think what could be that causes him to stubbornly go ahead with the plan even when knowing people do not support it, and any answer only makes things worse.

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Strange that Japanese politicians do the opposite of what the electorate wishes?

The opposite of what democracy should be…

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Which matters not a jot. The boondoggle state funeral will go ahead, the current 1.6 BILLION yen price will go up to at least double that, Dentsu, Aso, Mori and sundry other parasites will get their slice of our money, and the hostess clubs in Ginza will be in for a bumper weekend's business.

Then the 64% of poll respondents who "could not accept" this heist will vote LDP again at the next election.

Of course the LDP will continue its corrupt and seedy malfeasance. Why would they even consider not stuffing their pockets with our cash? They get away with it every damn time.

Exactly. Nobody holds the LDP's feet to the fire. So they just get away with murder. Why? The public lets them.

This is on the Japanese people. They keep voting those scumbags in every time

That LDP lock on power and marginalization of opposition is real though.

For sure. And they are getting outside help on that marginalization from the CIA- which helped build them up in the first place

he did nothing all the time je just took his fat salary. for doing nothing...empty suit empty talk.

Same with EVERY LDP PM. Abe, Suga- all the same.

State funeral, for what reason!?!?! Watch the funeral service for Queen Elizabeth, that will be a proper state funeral and deserved for someone who served her nation with dignity. It will put Abe’s ‘state’ funeral to shame.

Exactly!

Strange that Japanese politicians do the opposite of what the electorate wishes?

The opposite of what democracy should be…

Japan is not a democracy. At all.

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Of course, it dropped.

Nothing, but empty words. It deserves to drop even further.

Also, he and the LDP don't really care about the plebs.

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The number is still way too high.

Who is approving anything he or the LDP is doing?

who are they surveying? LDP relatives? Benefactors?

Members of the Unification Church.

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socrateosSep. 13  01:41 am JST

Most Japanese people still think LDP is much better than any other parties. 

Much better? What on earth gives you that idea?

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