Opposition preparing to file censure motion against Noda


The main opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its partner New Komeito party are preparing to file a censure motion against Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ).

LDP chief Sadakazu Tanigaki said the censure motion will be submitted in the opposition-controlled House of Councillors most likely on Wednesday, NHK reported.

The government and the opposition are stalled over talks to pass two key bills before the current session of the Diet ends on Sept 8. The DPJ wants the opposition to agree to enact bills to issue deficit-covering bonds and reform the electoral system.

However, the LDP has demanded that Noda dissolve the lower house and call a general election.

Noda hinted last week that the bills need to be enacted first and that he would call an election in November.

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Here comes PM #17 in 16 years. Is it any wonder Japan's economy is in the toilet? There is no leadership! One party spends a year reforming and the next year the new PM undoes it all. This country is going backwards!

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And Washington could not be happier. A choice between the ever-compliant Noda or old friends in the LDP. There will not be a repeat of the 2009 fiasco which threatened the grand alliance. Meanwhile, as Washington rejoices, nothing changes for the Japanese people.

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What is the reason for the censure motion? Noda is behaving like he is in the LDP by implementing their policies. Maybe the posturing LDP weasels should censure themselves.

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Does Tanigaki have any policies other than censure motions? It seems that his whole raison d'etre is to be an obstacle. An election is coming, in October or November, so can he just wait, assist in the passing of bills he has claimed he would support, and just act with dignity at a time Japan needs some kind of leadership. At least we can get an impression of what his term in office will be like.

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saidaniAug. 27, 2012 - 08:36AM JST

And Washington could not be happier

I believe Noda and Obama share the same ideology in Economics.

Maybe you know something I do not know. Would you like to share?

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Duh this is more toxic politics as usual. How dopey do they think people can be?

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globalwatcher Aug. 27, 2012 - 11:03AM JST

Perhaps I misunderstand your question. My comment makes it clear that Obama has no problems with "the ever-compliant Noda," nor would he have a problem with the traditional US-friendly LDP. The same is likely true if Romney wins. However, I am not sure that they share the same ideology in economics. I don't think either one of them is competent in that area. I do believe that they both want larger and larger governments, though, which will always encourage bad economics.

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saidaniAug. 27, 2012 - 11:44AM JST

okay, now I understood. Thanks.

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Noda blatantly lied about the consumption tax. He ran on no new tax hike, and that is exactly what he is doing.

Liar should be fired.

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Multi parties political system will resulting a nation in chaos, endless blaming and stalling until an in-definate period!

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Really do not remember the political process being so toxic! While it was bad sometimes in my youth today the politcos are foaming at the mouth 24/7/365!

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