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Kishida may have hard time being reelected PM after by-elections

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The faces in the grey suits will change but rhe LDP will forever rile Japan. Japanese are incapable of doing something as “risky” as voting for real change. Sigh.

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I got my money on Suga! He was Abe san's right hand man and very familiar with Trump so they will need him when Trump is reelected. Suga and Trump will surely get on well.

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Of all the people who could have or wanted to be PM of Japan I think Kishida is the least dangerous person. I fear if and when he loses the presidency of the LDP who they will replace him with. Koizumi junior because he is good looking. Taro Kono, oops sorry Kono Taro, because he went to Georgetown and can speak English? Mr. pink shirt Motegi who is a real piece of work, or the crazy right wing Takaichi who will get us into a war with China faster than you can say boo.

The choices are dire in my opinion!

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So you agree with me about Suha then. He bore the blistering flames of nonstop criticism the last Olympics and still didn’t buckle.

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Takaichi time, let's go!

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Japanese PM'S are merely puppets of the RS of the USA, in this regard, Kishida was excellent.

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“Kishida may have hard time being reelected PM after by-elections”

Understatement of the year!

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Takaichi time, let's go!

Takaichi: x

CDP of Japan: o

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Well, he produces the opposite of what he came up with. Instead of his propagated New capitalism with growth, vivid economy and wealth for broad parts in society he marches into communism, everyone having less than before, economy shrinking, GDP ranking too, young people can't afford marriage and children. the only people with consuming power are foreign tourists, the currency in quasi free fall, and so on and on. Preaching new capitalism but in practice bringing us communism, where all people have just less and less and finally nothing exempt from the few leaders themselves, that's of course not any reason for a re-election.

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Sven AsaiToday  08:57 am JST

Well, he produces the opposite of what he came up with. Instead of his propagated New capitalism with growth, vivid economy and wealth for broad parts in society he marches into communism...

What do you mean, communism? That's state ownership and management of the production of goods and provision of public services, and virtually no private sector. In Japan it's more like socialism for LDP politicians' cronies and hard capitalism for everyone else.

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he is in France now while JPy rate is like a rollercoaster.

question is-does Japan need Kishida as PM?

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Kishida may have hard time being reelected PM after by-elections

why? I mean he’s done SOOOO much for Japan and the people.

He’s so graciously used up all the tax money to take a world tour.

He’s taken so many private jets, and used up so many fossil fuels, that could’ve easily been done by a free zoom call without leaving his office.

He’s taken so many wonderful pictures of himself all over the globe, doing absolutely nothing to help the working class of Japan.

I mean what HASN’T he done yet?

I mean other than not improve Japan?

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I know Suga has the charisma of a brick wall but at least he did lower the mobile phone tariffs.

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question

tell me one positive great result of his work for us.

one single positive result.

simple question?

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Mr. Kishida can sure serve Japan well in many other position but not as a PM, wish him the best of luck.

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Nooo.. Kishida needs a bit more time as a PM, his son didn't have a chance to take THAT many trips on the taxpayer some get

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Kishida has just said he has no intention of dissolving the Lower House, but I don't believe anything that comes out of his mouth.

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The faces in the grey suits will change but rhe LDP will forever rile Japan. Japanese are incapable of doing something as “risky” as voting for real change. Sigh.

You obviously don't understand Japanese politics.. LDP are so ingrained in the Upper House that just replacing the Lower House does nothing... the Lower House can not make any changes without the Upper House who have a special veto called "ignore"which blocks any legislation by not putting it to a vote in the current session (Any legislation must be approved by both houses to become law even though the lower house can veto the Upper House vote if it isn't voted on then nothing to veto...) and with over 2 thirds of the upperhouse being LDP Lower House can do nothing.

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JamesToday  02:24 pm JST

"The faces in the grey suits will change but rhe LDP will forever rile Japan. Japanese are incapable of doing something as “risky” as voting for real change. Sigh."

You obviously don't understand Japanese politics..

Not understanding and not knowing aren't quite the same. For instance it's not possible to understand Japanese politics if you don't know that the Upper House can ignore legislation like that. Actually I didn't know that so thanks for pointing it out.

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"Kishida’s obsession with remaining in his position at any cost, even if it hurts his party, springs from an inferiority complex related to his educational history. Kishida graduated from Waseda University, which is a fine school but not the University of Tokyo, which his father and grandfather attended. Kishida, in fact, tried to get into Todai three times and each time failed to score high enough on the entrance test." (Philip Brasor)

So we're stuck with a fifth-rate (I'm feeling generous) PM because of his personal inferiority complex?

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It appears by the photo Kishida has successfully adopted Biden's vacant expression

The lights are on but nobody home

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