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Kishida put into corner as secret slush funds scandal falls on him

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By Tomoyuki Tachikawa

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Closing in on Kishida san?

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The fact that the government is more concerned about their own inter-factional than serving the public says all you need to know about how comfortable Jimin-to with its own monopoly and stranglehold on Japanese politics.

Dissolve the entire government, arrest the politicians and not just their accountants. Show that crimes have consequences.

The Japanese public need to stop issuing free passes to a government that clearly only has its own self-interest in mind.

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CapuchinToday  07:23 am JST

Dissolve the entire government, arrest the politicians and not just their accountants. Show that crimes have consequences.

Unfortunately while the police will happily detain lesser mortals indefinitely until they can extract confessions from them they are much more concerned with getting evidence when it comes to important and influential politicians. Odd, that.

The Japanese public need to stop issuing free passes to a government that clearly only has its own self-interest in mind.

Right. Never mind the state of the opposition parties, people should vote for literally anyone but the LDP. They should also stop giving the LDP money.

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While I usually don't have a lot of sympathy for Kishida, the main culprits are the Abe faction members who really don't want anything to change and are trying to shift the blame to the accountants. It seems that Kishida is trying to find a solution even talking about getting rid of the factions, but this is threatening the Abe group and they will now try to oust Kishida for someone from their group who will keep the status quo. What a bunch! And you can be sure that if Abe was still alive none of this would have seen the light of day. Mr. Yamagami's assassination of Abe has changed this country's politics in so many ways he never even imagined!

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Japanese politics is so full of dirt that the only right action for Kishida to take is to resign over his inability to lead the LDP.

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That this guy remains in office is both remarkable and upsetting. I guess bottomline is that it doesn't matter much which LDP elder is put in the PM's Office.

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That this guy remains in office is both remarkable and upsetting. I guess bottomline is that it doesn't matter much which LDP elder is put in the PM's Office.

Well he has until September before the next LDP leadership internal elections take place. And LDP have until October 2025 before the next general election. So unless he stands down he stays at least until September.

To me he seems fairly stubborn and dimwitted and probably thinks the calls for him to resign are just facetious and patronizing not an actual call to literally resign. To be frank LDP doesn't actually have anybody better to replace him. If they do it will likely be just another out of touch, eccentric old git who inherited their position.

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When you work 70 hours a week it’s hard to find the time to demonstrate against the scoundrels. What a coincidence!

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The whole LDP are as crooked as the day is long. They have been scamming Japanese people for over 70 years. The only reasons they stay in power are vote buying, grafting, the 50-60% of people who vote are brainwashed and the opposition party are useless. TIJ! You can't help people who won't help themselves.

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Kishida's getting the old 'guilt by association' conviction, no matter how squeaky clean, if many of his party members around him are dirty and corrupt, it matters little.

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Disillusioned

Today 09:44 am JST

and the opposition party are useless.

That's far too simplistic. There are lots of opposition parties, they don't have the funds to take on the LDP, the history, the grassroots support or the name recognition that opposition parties in other countries usually have. For instance, everyone in the US knows who the Republicans are and what they stand for. In Japan I don't think anyone has much of a clue about the CDP .

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Polical theater .. it plays out drip by drip, if you had the script it would spoil the ending.

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Simplest and best solution.

Just get rid of every single member of the LDP.

Replace them with any random off the street.

They definitely can't do any worse of a job.

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Party in power since 1955 is corrupt.

shock, horror, stop the press.

It makes no difference whatsoever. If Kishida takes the fall for this, whichever LDP apparatchik succeeds him will be given a mandate whenever the next election comes.

This country is in effect a one-party state, run by a corrupt gerontocracy.

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Noooo corruption in the LDP. Not possible. Japan has no corruption.

seriously the entire Japanese business format is build on envelopes, favors and corruption.

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See, i told ya someone is trying to make Kishida to retire.

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