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Suga to seek reelection as party leader despite LDP setback in Yokohama

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Look at it this way; Suga hasn’t been caught having an affair but only because no woman would go near him. Is that really who we want to be the leader? The guy has zero charisma and no vision. Not to mention the fact that he can’t get the Covid situation under control. Time for him to find a new rojin home. He’s worn out his welcome at the one in Nagatacho

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Suga has done as fine a job as anyone could be expected to do under such difficult circumstances.

Actually he has done nothing. SOE that’s not enforcable. Hospital situation is the same. Vaccination was shouldered by individual cities and later saved by companies. All he did was the lip-service “I take responsibility” but nothing has been done.

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Suga has done as fine a job as anyone could be expected to do under such difficult circumstances. Mistakes have bee made, but they can be learned from, and there is simply no substitute for experience.

Crossing a dangerous stream is not the time to change horses. Keep the battle hardened warrior, let the untested stand by and learn!

Japan would do best by re-electing Mr. Suga, the only man with the ability to defeat the covid pandemic and bring forth a new age of peace, health, and prosperity ,; the dawning of the Golden Age of the Land of the Rising Sun!

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The Japanese political system needs a major upgrade and reboot.

We have a centuries old system that ensures no change happens

Do we think that voting in a different party or a different candidate will solve anything major -it’s basically useless…

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Yessir. Time To Go.

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In front of the guy bowing to Suga’s right is a wheel chair.

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"What's most important is to do my all in preventing the rapid spread of the infections and help restore the normal life we had."

Too bad, his ALL is equivalent to NOTHING.

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He deserves reelection. Who else took mission impossible after Abe ran away when things got tough?

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TARA TAN: "To be fair, Prime-minister suga is not too bad"

Sorry, Tara, but if he is willing to support said jokers that makes him even worse. He'll always be Abe's little lapdog, and the fact that he wants to continue on, despite his failures, to enact much of Abe's sinister plans makes him worse still. He IS that bad.

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Dinosaur in it's shape

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To be fair, Prime-minister suga is not too bad, ATLEAST, he can say I am sorry. He just needed to cut off from jokers in his party.

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If japan doesn’t change their ways and small minds now, they’ll never change.

Ever.

Get rid of this clown.

quit running the same failed show over and over again.

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Of course he is -- because failure and incompetence are a prerequisite to becoming PM in Japan.

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Don’t reelect this simpleton. Trump in office did more than what this man achieved his entire life. We need a true leadership not this weakling

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We need to stop this old boys club, and head in a different direction.

Yes but a little hard to do when that club has the backing of the US.

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i live in Yokohama but i dont care anymore.

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Suga burned all his bridges with the Yokohama power brokers who got him into politics in the first place. He's done now. Yokohama mayoral election was just the first nail being hammered into his coffin.

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He looks like he needs a hand getting out of the car.....

Please step down !!! Imbecile

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Why Japanese people don't you go out and vote this stupid party out of office for once!

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I would say give a much younger person the chance but this will never happen. Japan continues to be ruled by men who are mentally stuck in the showa era

In Japan, young would be someone in their sixties.

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And the revolving door swings again.

I would say give a much younger person the chance but this will never happen. Japan continues to be ruled by men who are mentally stuck in the showa era

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It will not be surprising for Suga to remain PM.

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He’ll say, “It is my responsibilty for all the wrongs in this country, but I’m not going to do anything about it and also there’s no punishment for me.” What a good leader.

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Que Abe part 3. My stomach ache has gone and I do 101 sit ups every day Here’s Abe!

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Let's see if he gets the support he will need from his own party. Enough members may be smart enough to realize that he will drag them down in general election. So, they may risk the fallout from the old guard and push for new leadership to appease the electorate.

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At the rate this guy is going, one can only assume he is getting advice from Joe.

It's a coin toss as to whether it's politics or Covid which brings out the highest rate of "comments which have absolutely nothing to do with the topic at hand, but which people seem absolutely desperate to shoehorn in".

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So this senile man and the bunch of very old ultra conservative cronies want to keep things as they are?

The future is getting darker and darker for the archipelago.

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Im not 100% sure why Suga san wants to run again. That would indicate that he has something to offer in the way of positive action for Japan. However, his words and his actions are completely opposite of each other. So, what can he do in the next term other than offer cheap talk?

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He's the worst PM in Japan's history - absolutely no encouraging leadership skills, the worst Japan could have had during these horible days. He (and the similarly idiotic Koike) had one whole year to prepare for this disaster and they've done nothing. People are dying at home, scare and alone becaue they can't find a hospital bed with someone to take care of them in their last moments. Europe has the excuse that it was surprised, but these two losers have absolutely no excuse. Are class actions against politicians possible? As these two belong in prison, and nowhere else!

That title goes to Shinzo Abe who ruined the Japanese economy, screwed up Covid-19 control in the early days, and brought the useless Olympics to Japan.

Suga is nothing more than a fall guy, so Shinzo Abe may return back to power.

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Oh this is so funny, just pantomime? It’s not as if anyone actually looks to any of them for guidance or help. They are more concerned about slapping each other’s hands.

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Yukio Edano must take this chance.

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Thank you Yokohama.

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LDP are run by idiots so i won't be surprised if they re-elect their biggest idiot Suga... hopeless!

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"There is no change in my view that it is natural I run in the election when the time comes," he told reporters.

Abe did (and does) not have a faction of his own (just a few buddies) and is just a member of the Hosoda-faction which is actually the biggest faction in the LDP as far as number of members go. He was just a mouthpiece for Hosoda & Co but still had Hosoda watch his back.

Suga is neither a member of one of the main factions nor has a faction of his own. He is completely alone, has nobody covering his back and has to do the bidding of all of the factions without exceptions.

It is therefore not Suga who is deciding on whether to he will run or not, neither was it him deciding to run back in 2020. What Suga says is as best an indicator of how the main faction-leaders (in decreasing order: Hosoda - Aso - Nikai) are thinking at various moments.

Also, you have to add a lot of factional hanky-panky within the LDP going on these days which activities are duly being reported on by "friendly" outlets: Sankei, Yomiuri, etc.

Some of these "news" are alleged feuds between factions/faction-members/faction-heads, some are potential successors (even the most ludicrous ones) being floated around. What in this onslaught of "news" is true, what are false flags, what is just show to make the faction-supporters fret and what are genuine tentative ideas being floated around to see what the public's reaction would be can only possibly be weeded out by the most seasoned political analysts.

Bottom-line: expect a lot of statements (by Suga, or by more or less known "faces" in politics), a whirlpool of political "news" and an overheating rumor mill. What will ultimately come out of all of this may be very different.

In any case, whoever the LDP ultimately rolls out will be nothing more than (yet another) empty suit, so keep your enthusiasm down and save your anger (you'll need it later).

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He's the worst PM in Japan's history 

Little be tough to compare, but I would argue that put in a similar crisis situation, Mori would give him a real run for his money.

Full Disclosure: I still think Suga is an incompetent buffoon.

I don't see how the LDP doesn't throw him under the bus before the next election. They may carry the rural districts, but if the opposition parties can cooperate (no giggles, and no, it's not a certain thing), I think The large urban areas could see the LDP get swept from the board.

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I was trying to find some female candidates that might challenge Suga as only Fumio Kishida looks to throw his hat in the ring. Then I read this….

A new report issued by the World Bank this week ranked Japan 80th, tied with Vietnam and Colombia, among 190 countries in terms of laws and regulations that affect women’s economic opportunity — lower than the United Arab Emirates and down from 74th place last year.

So that answered my question. We need to stop this old boys club, and head in a different direction.

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I, for one, welcome him running again.

Hopefully it will show the Japanese population that if they re-elect the LDP, they are stuck with this inept "leader."

FYI this is an internal LDP election, and has nothing to do with the general public.

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All your actions since becoming the PM are exactly opposite to achieve this goal that you say in this statement - worst PM ever!!!

I am no fan of Suga, but he is FAR from being the worst PM ever here. Maybe you are new around here, but even his predecessor was worse by a long shot!

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"There is no change in my view that it is natural I run in the election when the time comes," he told reporters.

No , it is not natural....your support with the public is at its lowest level, nobody wants your pathetic non- leadership. If you had an ounce of decency you,d step down.

Suga only said, "What's most important is to do my all in preventing the rapid spread of the infections and help restore the normal life we had."

All your actions since becoming the PM are exactly opposite to achieve this goal that you say in this statement - worst PM ever!!!

Full on agreed.

Sack of old potatoes would be a better leader.

Yep, potatoes are way more charismatic than he is too. Where are the LDP fanboys today, btw?

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Suga only said, "What's most important is to do my all in preventing the rapid spread of the infections and help restore the normal life we had."

This is a slogal you learned by the hearth last year and repeat everytime someone asks a CoVID related question, like a foookin' broken record.. and this is about all the effort you've done towards preventing this from happening, in the one year of relative silence you've had.

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No thanks Mister Sluggash, go away, go back to sleep.

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He's the worst PM in Japan's history - absolutely no encouraging leadership skills, the worst Japan could have had during these horible days. He (and the similarly idiotic Koike) had one whole year to prepare for this disaster and they've done nothing. People are dying at home, scare and alone becaue they can't find a hospital bed with someone to take care of them in their last moments. Europe has the excuse that it was surprised, but these two losers have absolutely no excuse. Are class actions against politicians possible? As these two belong in prison, and nowhere else!

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I, for one, welcome him running again.

Hopefully it will show the Japanese population that if they re-elect the LDP, they are stuck with this inept "leader."

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There is no change in my view that it is natural I run in the election

And there, in a nutshell, you have business as usual politics in Japan. I am one of the chosen, I have never taken any notice of the plebs and don't intend to start doing so now.

Btw, love the way he is caught slinking furtively out of the limo.

I have sent my congratulations to Yamanaka, and hope he can bring real change locally, though we'll have to wait and see the impact on national politics.

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Suga only said, "What's most important is to do my all in preventing the rapid spread of the infections and help restore the normal life we had."

All your actions since becoming the PM are exactly opposite to achieve this goal that you say in this statement - worst PM ever!!!

9 ( +27 / -18 )

“Resign. Just as useful as a sack of old potatoes.”

Sack of old potatoes would be a better leader.

9 ( +30 / -21 )

Resign. Just as useful as a sack of old potatoes.

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