The Japanese Communist Party has vowed to reverse or abolish most polices of the ruling Liberal-Democratic Party if it does well in the Dec 14 lower house election.
Outlining his party's platform, JCP leader President Kazuo Shii said he saw no reason why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had to call a snap election at this time, TV Asahi reported Thursday.
Shii said his top priority would be to cancel the proposed increase in the unpopular sales tax in 2017. He said Abe has not tried hard enough to cut back on wasteful government spending which is essential if funds for social security are to be found. He said big companies and high income earners should be taxed higher.
Shii also slammed Abenomics, saying the rich are getting richer, while the middle class is struggling.
The party platform also expressed opposition to nuclear power, the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks, the government's policy to exercise the right to collective self-defense and the planned relocation of the U.S. Marines Corp base from Futenma to Henoko, TV Asahi reported.© Japan Today