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Kishida to retain Motegi, Aso in LDP executives reshuffle

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Aso has been around forever, and it really is time to put him out to pasture!

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So what's reshuffling meaning?

-5 ( +8 / -13 )

I would say it means it’s the same deck of cards, just shuffled until the next time. Popularity is fleeting and always wanes.

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Not much point of this keeping the dead wood and non performers around.

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Kishida to retain Motegi, Aso in LDP executives reshuffle

Exciting news for the Japanese 'democratic' electorate!

The same geeontocrats you grew up with and have done minus numbers to improve the lot of the Japanese people are still here!

Rejoice!

And they will win.

Democracy match...

-7 ( +9 / -16 )

Not surpising. Also is the person behind the curtain pulling Kishida's strings.

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Government leadership must be confident, and form a cabinet that is firmly forward thinking.

Where is the next generation of talent,?

Aso is a political relic of the past, Toshimitsu Motegi a career politician, I struggle to put my finger on a noticeable capability to take decisions.

Toshimitsu Motegi should be creating policies that will be instrumental for social change, problem solving.

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Aso is a pillar, he can not be removed

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

In Japan the meaning of democracy which comes from ancient Greece first and then in modern era from England is not fully comprehended.

Democracy is have two opposite political sides alternate each other at the helm of the government.

In Japan you have a one political party ruled by dynasties of elites.

Besides that Kishida will keep two discussed elements like Abe and Motegi.

The first one way to old and with a very weird history of gaffes.

The second one,Motegi which is a Nippon Kaigi affiliate and ultra conservative with a misogynist mentality,I still remember how he treated the french female journalist like trash in an interview during the Japan full lockdown era.

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*I meant Aso not Abe,my apologies.

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I wasn't aware that Sanae Takaichi was a member of the cabinet. Both she and Aso continuing on in the LDP leadership tells you everything you need to know about the backward, conservative nature of the party.

Expect Kono Taro to get tossed for the My Number screw up.

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Must be a nightmare to work under these guys with a new boss every few months.

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itsonlyrocknrollToday  07:55 am JST

Toshimitsu Motegi a career politician, I struggle to put my finger on a noticeable capability to take decisions.

Not really a career politician. At least he did not do only that. Contrary to many Japanese politicians he worked in the private sector from 78 to 92 including 8 years at McKinsey

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It's about time the LDP had a mascot -- they could call it Jiminto-kun.

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Keeping Aso, ANYWHERE, automatically means no change is coming, and the “reshuffling” has already failed.

Try again……or don’t. As usual.

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My wife has worked in both the Ministry of Foreign Affair and the Ministry of the Environment. One deputy minister is always a career bureaucrat that the the Minister can lean on for support (or not). The appointed ministers obviously usually have no academic or relevant experience in the areas they are posted to.

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Rakuraku fair enough, I entered this world in 88.

Give or take a few years Toshimitsu Motegi has served his time as a politician my entire life

How times have changed, I moved through fours different banking roles at a number of institutions before forming my own business. Nearly bankrupt at one point.

I get the impression politicians mark time in nice and cosy hand me down governmental roles waiting until the taxpayer funded pension pot is overflowing.

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It might work if Kishida reshuffled himself.

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Most people in this land of low political expectations have realized that Kishida is an empty suit. I miss Abe.

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

Motegi and Aso threatened to take their support away from Kishida, so it would no longer be PM.

There done!

Most people in this land of low political expectations have realized that Kishida is an empty suit. I miss Abe.

Yeah, like MAGAphiles miss Trump in office. Two criminals who lead their countries with disastrous results left office due to an embarrassing defeat.

They both will be remember for the humiliation that they brought to their respective offices.

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There is no reason for any of them to stop sucking that government titty. With the sales tax at 10% and tons of foreign tourists buying yen, the gravy train is far from over.

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It's interesting that one person does all these jobs:

Minister in charge of Policies Related to Children

Minister of State for Measures for Declining Birthrate

Minister of State for Gender Equality

Minister in charge of Women's Empowerment

Minister in charge of Cohesive Society

Minister in charge of Measures for Loneliness and Isolation

My pick would be Taro Aso. He knows how to get things done.

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