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@ReasonandWisdomNippon

How is the Plaza Accord relevant now? Its been 30 years since then. What is J-gov doing to adress the problems of of today (ageing population, low birth rate, increase in low paying temporary jobs etc).

At least there is some good news coming out of Korea.

https://www.mondaq.com/employee-rights-labour-relations/1128758/key-upcoming-changes-in-south-korean-employment-law

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so Abe is still in charge then....

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Great news for Japan and Asia! It's nice to see stable and consistent faces in charge. Hopefully this can ensure Japan's continued political stability.

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No wonder Japan leaders are rudderless

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Great news! It's always nice to see Asian countries having a consistent and stable leadership, I wish Mr. Abe the best. Hopefully this will bring about continued political stability for Japan, just like how things are in Singapore, India and China (even with all the ruckus they're making in Asia, you'd have to give them credit for keeping their nation one).

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Golly Wally, I'm so surprised...

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No way was Abe going to go away when he suddenly disappeared behind the Kasumigaseki curtain to keep running the LDP syndicate with caretaker Kishida as kagemusha. The "return" of the boss cannot be considered an auspicious start for Japan's "New Capitalism" with the same old cronies still in charge and the day of karmic reckoning for Abe's run of impunity drawing nigh as he audaciously overstays his welcome.

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Abe becomes head of largest faction in Japan's ruling party

“They keep pulling me back in!”

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Some comments don't reflect reality or facts in Japan.

Mr. Abe was the longest serving PM.

Plaza Accord did more damage to Japans economy more then any other politician could ever do.

Revolving door of PM started after the Plaza Accord was sign when Japan was going downhill.

I force your country to sign its future away then I blame your politicians for quiting and not being able to succeed in an unfair environment.

A Big part of what's affecting Japan's stagnation, economy, way of life, is being ignored by foreigners. typical.

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Someone gotta use up the Abenomasku waste!

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@Blue

Wonderful post and I agree 100%.

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Everyone was saying it, that Mr. Abe policies will return with Kishida's election, and there you have it we are back in Mr. Abe hands.

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Abe is like a bad rash that just keeps on reappearing..

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Abe could be pulling the strings of the largest LDP faction for the next 20 years.

God help Japan.

The only hope is that the LDP will splinter and the younger less right wing generation will leave to help form a unified centrist party that could take power. Kono and Noda could lead the way.

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"I would like to dedicate my best effort, together with all of you, in order to pass on to the next generation a Japan that we can be proud of," said Abe

The best way he could do that would be packing up all his stuff and retiring from politics.

To me it's clear what he's doing, he's working to get his brother into the PM job.

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Biggest faction = biggest influence on policy.

With Kishida that looks like a clear return to the status quo, with Abe able to call the shots.

Am I right or am I right?

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Nothing will change.

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This is why Japan is heading into 3rd world status. No fresh faces, all old practices.

"Discrimination goes as far as using the word " 3rd world status"

What matters is how happy people are in a country isn't it? Those never get it"

Hakuna matata KennyG,

Just ask those vitriolic detractors when they're leaving such a "dump".

Then revel on the answers!

Well done Abe, a proper Japanese.

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What a joke.

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So he now found the remaining arrows and gives them to Kishida? Good. But what, if not…

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Tom DoleyToday  04:59 pm JST

This is why Japan is heading into 3rd world status. No fresh faces, all old practices.

Discrimination goes as far as using the word " 3rd world status"

What matters is how happy people are in a country isn't it? Those never get it

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Surprise surprise, exactly as I've said one year ago and many predicted. It is a common practice in Japan for a politician to disappear from the public eye for "health reasons", only to reappear after some time with great glory and holding some office.

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Democracy cannot be forced, but it can be disguised.

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@mobius217,

Fair play.

However,I wouldn't trust Abe at all.

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Abe. Really. Well, Japan does not want to be innovative anyway so this is par for the course.

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@Spitfire

The current leadership and elite idolise the 1980's, Japan's glory days. But even these guys are nothing compared to their predecessors. Despite their backward worldview, petty corruption, Lockheed Marubeni and so on, at least the old guard had some modicum of competence and vision for the country.

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Japan politics is nothing but the 'Gravy Train.'

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Not wearing one of your millions of left over masks Shinzo?

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Body language: Looks like Abe’s got a death-grip on that microphone.

“Former PM Shinzo Abe on Thurs became head of the largest faction within Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party upon his return to the intraparty bloc following a nine-year absence.”

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Wait! Does he have a ‘doctor’s note’ it’s okay to return to class ?

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You know he is only coming back to try and send the 80 million Abe masks that are in storage out to people. He will find a way to infiltrate our post boxes and workplaces with his masks haha

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"I would like to dedicate my best effort, together with all of you, in order to pass on to the next generation a Japan that we can be proud of," said Abe, who was Japan's longest-serving prime minister.

…..

The Pikachu costume is being designed even as we speak….

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LOL! There you go.... surprise surprise!

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In what other job is it possible to fail and then return?

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@Tom Doley,

Couldn't agree more.

What is even more depressing is that they aren't even looking to the the future,hell they aren't even looking to the present or recent past.....they are all looking back to the 1920s/1930s.

Just to put the icing on the cake......they were all re-elected last year including those who lost their seats due to inadequate performance but got them back due to 'proportional representation' whatever that is.

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Oh. Abe! I thought you were dead.

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This is why Japan is heading into 3rd world status. No fresh faces, all old practices.

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