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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (front, R) visits a dairy farm in Nasukarasuyama, Tochigi Prefecture, on Saturday to hear opinions from local farmers amid rising feed prices ahead of the release of the government's stimulus package in late October.

Farmer's, property owners, corporations to "raise wages" are going to be getting that stimulus feed that Kishida is slinging to those cows. What the public gets from New capitalism is coming out the other side.

With the LDP this stuff writes itself.

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Kind of getting tired of hearing about a "snap" election! They are just power games used by sitting PM's to keep their positions and waste taxpayers money!

This is one thing that this system here needs to be changed, a direct election for PM by ALL eligible voters.

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Yet another photo op. The guy doesn't seem to do much else. But this one shows what the LDP really thinks of the voters!

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The photo immediately struck me as a metaphor for either a political fund raiser or perhaps a cabinet meeting.

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And like any polly anwhere in the world he is probably used to breathing the aroma of bovine you know what :/

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This is one thing that this system here needs to be changed, a direct election for PM by ALL eligible voters.

And in the UK, Aus. New Zealand, Canada and every other country that has a parliamentary democracy.

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The photo immediately struck me as a metaphor for either a political fund raiser or perhaps a cabinet meeting.

You are correct. A Japanese PM helping to improve the lives of the Japanese people.

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I'm no fan of the LDP or Kishida in particular, but I will say this: Japanese politicians have not gone totally bonkers like those three other countries I could think of. Sometime boring is better than the alternatives.

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The LDP is a party of the lazy and feckless.

Kishida is at the top of the heap.

Mostly, out of Japan, falling asleep at some unnecessary conference, half way around the world .

This is what Japanese PMs do best.

And the economic situation?

The population goes down and all they can do

is put taxes up

Stimulus packages are just papering over the cracks in Japanese society.

The real rot has already set in and is getting much worse by the year.

Money sucking events like the Olympics,Expos, and the construction of casinos with hordes of unwanted tourists are signaling the end of Japan as a place of innovation and competitiveness.

Snap elections or no, Japan needs something much more radical to turn it all around!

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That picture is a great example of Japanese agriculture being stuck in the previous century. Feeding dairy cattle using a wheelbarrow and a shovel! Ridiculous.

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The PM should visit a mushroom farm for his next photo op. I think LDP supporters and mushrooms have a lot in common. They both are kept in the dark and fed BS.

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Kishida is afraid, very afraid (with good reason): all is not well in the land of Wa.

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I hope that those who think of cows roaming relatively free and happy in open pastures will etch this picture into their memory.

Also a cows gut is designed to digest fresh grass and not.....whatever this is. Cramming cows into cramped feedlots and feeding them pure grains and other improper diets is a major contributer to global warming through massive methane production.

So what we have here a picture of Kishida directly assisting in destroying the planet with his own two hands.

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The PM should visit a mushroom farm for his next photo op. I think LDP supporters and mushrooms have a lot in common. They both are kept in the dark and fed BS.

Actually they are hardly "in the dark", as the supporters are the one's who benefit the most from his policies and those of the LDP.

The people are the one's who are fed BS, proof in point is how the media is walking in lockstep with the government and does not report on what is actually happening in Japan.

The average Japanese person doesnt want to know "reality", as it would burst their bubble and force them to make choices. The average Japanese person is satisfied with the status quo.

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Reporter: So, in retrospect, Mr. Kishida, what did you learn and get out of being Prime Minister of Japan?

Kishida: Photos!

This guy is throwing hay at cows in a FACTORY FARM! What on earth is there to be smiling at or proud of?

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Have a snap election.

Don't have a snap election.

Is this the ONLY issue this JOKER has in his political life right now?

Are you telling me there are no, more important issues at hand?

Get rid of this clown..................SNAP!!!

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SnowtigerToday  09:10 am JST

"This is one thing that this system here needs to be changed, a direct election for PM by ALL eligible voters."

And in the UK, Aus. New Zealand, Canada and every other country that has a parliamentary democracy.

Other countries' problems are not the topic here.

SnowtigerToday  09:13 am JST

The photo immediately struck me as a metaphor for either a political fund raiser or perhaps a cabinet meeting.

You are correct. A Japanese PM helping to improve the lives of the Japanese people.

Can you explain how either of those activities helps to improve the lives of the Japanese people? I'm racking my brains.

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He should be paid 900yen per hour for his feeding the cows. Afterall that is what the minions make.

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