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Abe survives censure motion by opposition over pension report

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That's too bad.

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Did anyone expect anything different? I mean using the word "survive" is over exaggerating things when Abe's party controls everything in both houses of the diet.

Notice how the actual numbers are not shown, nor reported, it's not a "survival" issue, it's a tiny thorn in Abe's side!

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"Abe has labeled the estimate "misleading," saying it is an average figure...."

Oh well, how about those who are living above the average (salary and so on)?

Always the same, those guys at the top got it made, don't worry or care about those you are governing.

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The report came as the Abe administration has been seeking to create a society in which people can live to 100 without financial worries. Abe has said the government has been reforming the pension system to ensure its sustainability and that it can respond to the needs of people with diverse lifestyles.

This is an absolute joke

16 ( +16 / -0 )

A minor distraction that shouldn't distract Abe too much from the goal at hand!

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

At least we can take a sliver of comfort in the thought that the pensions report brouhaha and Aso/Abe's arrogant responses will have cost the LDP some support from older voters.

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They said you need at least 20 million yen savings if you are living up to 95 years old. I agree. Retirement lump sum money disappears in ten years. They wanted to say tax hike is unavoidable.

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abe san , no excuses can be accepted here.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Instead of getting all het up about an "arrogant political stance that takes the people and the Diet lightly," and saying "the situation is so serious that it cannot be tolerated", perhaps the opposition parties could put together a platform and a field of candidates that can take power away from the LDP. Honestly, the state of politics in Japan is so pathetic, it's almost as bad as the US.

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I thought he blew the pension fund on American warplanes, a kowtow to Herr Trump.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

One-party state!

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Abe is behaving like a Chinese. No criticisms allowed. Lift carpet sweep under.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Lucky. But his hand is getting weaker. I just question, once Abe is out what hope is there left for Japan? He’ll be gone with Tokyu Hands economy, education among other sectors totally in shambles. The chaos that’ll reign in Kasumigaseki and the Diet will take generations to untangle.

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Excellent news! Wise decision by the great majority of Diet members to endorse PM Abe and Minister Aso. PM Abe - go for 2025!

-10 ( +0 / -10 )

Junko MIhara made a great speech against censure motion. She said all needed for totally useless and incompetent oppositions to realize why they cannot have supports from Japanese voters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xom1s9uHrUg

Sorry. Only for those who can understand Japanese

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Japan is so screwed. They know it, but I think most people just hope something will come and save them. The politicians who are rich clearly know it won't hurt them, but my god.... Japan is going to be a different nation in 20 years, if not 10; homelessness will be exponential, and none of the clean blue sheet "houses". Pension will be gone. Medical care costs will be through the roof and unattainable to most, and we'll all be working until we are dead, and then we'll have to pay for that, too.

It's way too late, people. Japan waited too long to deal with this. Now they are just trying to cover it.

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The CDPJ meanwhile asked other opposition parties Monday morning to jointly submit a no-confidence motion against the cabinet to the lower house, but they decided that each party should hold its own discussions on the proposal.

For goodness sake, when are they going to just give up on these stupid no-confidence motions?

showchinmonoToday  12:08 am JST

Junko MIhara made a great speech against censure motion.

She needn't have bothered.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xom1s9uHrUg

Sorry. Only for those who can understand Japanese

Well, naturally. It's not as if the TV companies would go to the effort of providing foreign language subtitles or bilingual audio, is it?

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She said all needed for totally useless and incompetent oppositions to realize why they cannot have supports from Japanese voters.

Why bother swapping one totally useless and incompetent government for another. Really though, when all government supporters can do is bash the opposition it just shows up how little Abe and co, have got going for them.

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It is interesting that politics play such a powerful role.

It almost appear as if it was "planted" by the opposition party/ies.

The report was not really a complete one anyway. To state a flat figure of 200K shortfall without indicating the areas of concern that indicated and determined the shortfall and time need to accumulate such amount or to have a timeline and amounts needed over that period for shoring the retirement compensation and all that without any proposed options.

Would you accept such a report if you were the minister?

You would face major problems with such questions from everyone asking what are you going to do about it?

Now everyone is making an issue of it. It is also a convenient political issue against the current adminstration.

Does this tactic sound familiar? It happens in the US Congress all the time.

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smithinjapanToday  01:38 am JST

Japan is so screwed. They know it, but I think most people just hope something will come and save them. The politicians who are rich clearly know it won't hurt them, but my god.... Japan is going to be a different nation in 20 years, if not 10; homelessness will be exponential, and none of the clean blue sheet "houses". Pension will be gone. Medical care costs will be through the roof and unattainable to most, and we'll all be working until we are dead, and then we'll have to pay for that, too.

It's way too late, people. Japan waited too long to deal with this. Now they are just trying to cover it.

homelessness will be exponential? I don't see them at all these days. Where have they gone to ? Where do you live? *

Medical care costs will be through the roof and unattainable to most? Do not simply compare a country with famous longevity and with a system of the public health insurance for the whole nation with other countries.

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