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Coalition headed for election win; LDP seen gaining seats: poll

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dystopia continues

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Didn't mickey mouse wear white gloves also ?

Kishida does look a little vermin-like with the ears and nose.

Where's the cheese ?

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

It will change very fast as the boomers die off.

dont forget that sooner or later you will die too

0 ( +0 / -0 )

kishida : a puppet from washington

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Kishida means business when he put on the white gloves of anti corruption.

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Hate to say it, but this “done deal” is good news for anyone anti-Abe. Kishida will be able to use these results to cement his position as PM and keep Takaichi at bay. It’s “interesting” to watch the hard-right in the LDP howl in frustration — even with more seats in the Diet. Like much in the world, little is black and white, and the politicians who make up the LDP are no different.

I don't think LDP is playing 4D chess or anything but I doubt the real ladder of power has changed much. If that is what it looks like it's probably by design, get people to think they are changing something without anything really changing.

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Hate to say it, but this “done deal” is good news for anyone anti-Abe. Kishida will be able to use these results to cement his position as PM and keep Takaichi at bay. It’s “interesting” to watch the hard-right in the LDP howl in frustration — even with more seats in the Diet. Like much in the world, little is black and white, and the politicians who make up the LDP are no different.

I don't think LDP is playing 4D chess or anything but I doubt the real ladder of power has changed much. If that is what it looks like it's probably by design, get people to think they are changing something without anything really changing.

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@NipponGlory

With a smile on my face i read this news .Iam happy to see LDP continue to govern Japan

Congratulations ... oops..however the election hasn't actually happened yet !

Perhaps your not aware that the Japanese constitution was written by foreigners ?

how glorious it must be to know that Japan cant defend it's own country without the USA military hosting and protection.

Surrender to the Glory of the Yankee doodle dandy !

-8 ( +5 / -13 )

With a smile on my face i read this news. I AM happy to see LDP continue to govern japan' .

Me too, I,m thinking to join LDP just so i can enjoy some of the pork as well...victory is perpetually guaranteed, whats not to love?

Btw, good to see you logging in under your old name again, its been a while....LDP fanboys unite.

I hope more gaijin will join LDP so we can keep ya comp any, lol.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

It will change very fast as the boomers die off.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

@Godan

I get your point, but I think that while Kishida is not as bad as, say, Takaichi, he still is extremely dangerous, perhaps exactly because he is "moderate" and makes his policy ideas look more benign.

He still is Nippon Kaigi member, will use any excuse to reduce corporate tax, increase the burden on workers and further push for militarization. Afaik, he has the same opinions on Article 9 as Abe, Takaichi etc. and he will do nothing for progress with Japan's social issues, which will inevitably exacerbate the country's demographic crisis.

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Hate to say it, but this “done deal” is good news for anyone anti-Abe. Kishida will be able to use these results to cement his position as PM and keep Takaichi at bay. It’s “interesting” to watch the hard-right in the LDP howl in frustration — even with more seats in the Diet. Like much in the world, little is black and white, and the politicians who make up the LDP are no different.

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Japan needs to untie its hands and have the same options as every other nation.

All too aware of the inability of the Japanese people to find an alternative to an authoritarian right-wing government ruling for 70 plus years without any opposition to speak of, I feel much safer when the Japanese have one hand tied behind their back. The history books warn us what a government of this genealogy could be capable of if its hands were to be "untied". Only the flimsy piece of paper called the "Peace Constitution" with Article 9 stands between war and peace, but without which the lives of the people might once again be ground into cannon fodder for the voracious maw of the profitable war bizness.

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What's the difference between the Chinese government and the Japanese government? Nothing.

Japan has chosen the same government for 70 years, and china hasn't changed their government for 70 years.

WWWWWWW.

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Well you get what you voted for.......NO CHANGE. A falling population, stagnation.and remember, at the next election if the leader is not popular, you change the leader, say what you'll do different, be popular then go to the polls again, and then undo everything you said.

-11 ( +1 / -12 )

With a smile on my face i read this news. I AM happy to see LDP continue to govern japan

-16 ( +0 / -16 )

elections won , time to open up free and easy international tourism !

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Re-reading this article, it strikes me that it doesn't mention any of the opposition parties, as if they were irrelevant to the election. Hm.

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Are they trying to hypnotize Japanese public with these false announcements ?

Kishida has it all tagged and bagged already ?

If they change one article of the constitution then other articles will need to change in a domino effect.

Not necessarily a good thing

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Nikkei also obviously in the LDP's back pocket

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Kyodo attempting to influence the outcome of the election by dissuading people from voting by pretending it's a done deal already. Why isn't Kyodo News twitter site marked as LDP-affiliated media?

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Let us hope they are able to remove article 9 and get the needed public support.

Let's not. Especially when it's being cheered on by neocon foreigners who don't even live in Japan.

-2 ( +7 / -9 )

It might not be the outcome we need, but it will be outcome we deserve. I can't vote, but not voting makes me in the majority of tax payers. The LDP's grip not only on lawmaking but also the media has made people complacent and apathetic. The fragmented opposition won't be able to make any meaningful changes even though some of them seem more reasonable than most LDP candidates, as low a bar as that is.

-5 ( +8 / -13 )

An LDP victory in the upcoming upper house election means higher taxes, higher food and energy prices, shrinking economy and more suicides due to economic hardships. I hope the Nikkei poll is a fake.

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Japan's ruling coalition is headed for victory in a July 10 upper house election, with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's ruling party likely to extend the number of seats it holds on its own, according to an opinion poll published on Monday.

A week ahead of the actual election, Reuters/Kyodo/GPT-3 pumping out articles to suppress voting and ensure another LDP/corporate welfare victory.

The beuaty of democracy in action is almost enough to make you weep.]

-8 ( +10 / -18 )

Amazing J- demokrashiii.....70 years of almost unbroken one party rule...here is to 70 more.

-2 ( +14 / -16 )

Hardly “news”, if they were going to lose, that would be news!

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@ rodney

As long as they can’t change the constitution, who cares. We are an autocratic society.

Well this vote could end up giving them the 2 thirds they need to begin the necessary action to begin making changes to the constitution. which they could amend to the next election for a vote rather than making a referendum.. and with past voter turnout being 45% that could easily see a number of articles in the constitution changed.

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d higher fuel costs in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Fuel and energy costs are high in large part because the LDP and others in Japan.Inc. have done so little to reduce Japan's reliance on foreign countries like the US, Russia, Iran and the Arabian Gulf sheik/kingdoms.

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Let us hope they are able to remove article 9

we should ban abortion, arm everybody to the teeth, create a hard street drug culture controlled by a multitude of street gangs, bomb/invade civilians in countries to get their resources, take on massive nuclear armed countries and send all our young people off to Poland for the war with Russia.

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Not a good news for Japanese people and they understood what that means!

I don't think they do understand what it means.

I find it hard to understand why so few people actually get out and vote.

Actually I think I do it is everybody listening to the propaganda that LDP repeat on a daily basis that it isn't worth going to vote because your vote doesn't seem to count. or that the opposition isn't worth voting for. or that this election is just for the upper house and they are just a rubber stamp position. and the fact that all the media outlets are for LDP due to the kickbacks they can get in the way press releases etc.

12 ( +18 / -6 )

Let us hope they are able to remove article 9 and get the needed public support. Japan needs to untie its hands and have the same options as every other nation.

-17 ( +8 / -25 )

As long as they can’t change the constitution, who cares. We are an autocratic society.

-5 ( +11 / -16 )

Meh. Not even news. Does anybody really believe it's not already decided before elections even happen?

6 ( +16 / -10 )

Not a good news for Japanese people and they understood what that means!

1 ( +19 / -18 )

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