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Kishida fails to shine enough at G20 summit to boost his image at home

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FarmboyToday  01:37 am JST

"How can they show much competence when they have hardly ever been in government? It's also a moot point."

Another party was in power during the Fukushima disaster. Though I suppose some things may have been handled well, most people do not have a positive overall view of how things were managed.

Maybe most people aren't aware then that the DPJ took over government structures that weren't up to the task of managing the disaster, after half a decade of LDP rule.

Furthermore, what do people think of how things were managed in Fukushima after 2012? The DPJ can't be held responsible for that.

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FarmboyToday  12:10 am JST

It is a given that there will be only negative articles and negative comments about Kishida here. He could bring world peace and eliminate hunger and it would be the same.

He hasn't and he won't, so it's a moot point.

And yes, opposition parties will state their opposition every day if possible, but the fact is that few of the opposition parties in Japan have any support because few have shown any competence.

How can they show much competence when they have hardly ever been in government? It's also a moot point.

There's another factor that hardly anyone ever seems to consider. It doesn't matter if the opposition are competent or not, elections in Japan are expensive and the opposition parties don't have much money. The LDP have deep pockets filled with tons of the stuff, a lot of it in brown envelopes they've "forgotten" about.

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He could have been a blinding lighthouse at the G20 and that would still be irrelevant, the Japanese public is interested more about national problems and the current scandals of the LDP can no longer be ignored. If anything he made a very good representation of what is the current importance of Japan in international matters.

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As usual a number of people appear to disagree with the comments about the prime minister and the LDP administration but seem to be unable to explain why. Pity - I could do with a laugh

Give the net uyoku trolls some time. I'm sure they'll be here shortly

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Kishida needs to go to more cherry blossom parties and develop the idea of a ‘beautiful Japan’

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As usual a number of people appear to disagree with the comments about the prime minister and the LDP administration but seem to be unable to explain why. Pity - I could do with a laugh.

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Kishida reiterated Japan "will never tolerate Russia's threat to use nuclear weapons" against Ukraine, but his remarks drew little attention from major global media outlets, a Japanese government source said.

If a Japanese PM is literally being ignored by major global outlets, that to me says that Japan is slowly becoming more insignificant on the world stage.

For PM Kishida, just making it through a day, let alone a G20 summit, without an gaffe or self-inflicted wound, should be considered a success.

agree.

Because Japan is now weaker than ever.

And is still getting weaker. The population decline is increasing year by year and the fertility rate keeps dropping. I worry about what the future will look like for my children here.

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At least he's not wearing a restrictive face mask, that's an image booster back home.

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida appears to have failed to make the diplomatic impact he was hoping for at the just-ended Group of 20 summit to help turn around his declining political fortunes at home.

Given how dull, bland and uninspiring he is that's hardly surprising.

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Because Japan is now weaker than ever.

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"Kishida had envisioned pitching his vision of a "world without nuclear weapons" at the G20 gathering in Indonesia, a theme behind his choice of Hiroshima as the venue for the Group of Seven summit that Japan is to host next year."

I guess the international media doesn't quite buy it and is not forced to say they believe you when you say "World without nuclear weapons" out one side of your mouth while saying you won't ratify a ban on them with the other.

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Only two words were necessary: Kishida fails

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Kishida fails to shine enough at G20 summit to boost his image at home

He doesn't do a thing in Japan, why would anyone think he would do anything on the International stage?

What did he even accomplish at the summit, besides using up more Japanese Tax Money to fund said trip?

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Kishida was there??

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I like Kishida, seems like a nice guy (bring on the down votes lol).

To be fair, I think Ukraine/Poland news (and the initial worry it caused) would steal anyone's shine.

And his "nuclear free world" cause, though extremely admirable and desirable is an utter PIPE DREAM. It'll never happen, until maybe post WW3 when the earth is destroyed.

Much respect and admiration for Kishida trying though.

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Perhaps the PM will shine better if he is seen wearing a mask (Covid prevention) . . . ?

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Koshida is a a CLOWN other countries can care less what he thinks and what he wants

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Kishida had envisioned pitching his vision of a "world without nuclear weapons"

That's a new one. I think that might have surprised the world if they had got a chance to hear it.

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Barely realized he was there. Which is the best outcome Japanese could have hoped for.

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So useless.

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He can hope all he wants, but he doesn't have the "charisma" that Abe did, and until some matches THAT, there will always be disappointment.

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For PM Kishida, just making it through a day, let alone a G20 summit, without an gaffe or self-inflicted wound, should be considered a success.

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Mr. Putin will NOT use the Nukes, as an X KGB officer he knows damn well what the Consequences are, unlike little kim.

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Kishida couldn't shine if he was a candle.

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Mr. Putin will NOT use the Nuke, as an X KGB office he knows damn well what the Consequences are, unlike little kim.

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If you closely look at the situation in Japan, then he’s not much better than ex-PM Suga. The policy of the Government hasn’t changed that much from the time that he replaced Suga. Before becoming PM Kashida was saying I’ll do this, I’ll do that as PM but hasn’t done any of what he said. This is the magic of the LDP who makes each PM their puppet and controls them from behind the curtain. Also language barrier seems to be a factor in these types of meeting when it’s a group of heads rather than just one on one! I’m not sure how proficient is Kashida in English language. Just my opinion that Taro Kono might shine in these types of meetings.

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The prime minister "has to promote various policies" such as security through overseas trips, Toshiaki Endo, chairman of the LDP General Council, the party's decision-making body, said last week. "We should unite to support the Kishida administration to satisfy the public."

Well, Kishida’s wife certainly has enough opportunity to go shopping and sightseeing even if hubby Kishida is largely ignored.

And why is this being repeated ad naseum?

The gathering came as fears mount that Moscow might use a tactical nuclear device for a limited strike in the war.

Unless Russia is directly threatened by antagonists and the state put in peril then Putin has stated more than once that nuclear weapons would not be used

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He is 1 of 465 Japanese politicians,( not counting the 43 prefecture governing bodies) And the bar isn’t that high given 465 politicians just get paid an amazing amount of money for wondering around in suits. 6 teenagers with a ouiji board could make more decisions quicker and better decisions then these 465 old men.

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Well, it is not like anyone expected him to "shine", and it seems he didn't inflict much damage, so a successful meeting I would say.

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How can someone shine when he is not even that decisive enough with his policies back home. It's all about compromise and going through safer route.

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