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Shake-up fails to lift Japan cabinet support: surveys

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The picture says it all.

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What ever happened to Cool Biz?

And no masks on with record Covid cases in Japan?

All these politicos are good for is dressing up…

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's cabinet reshuffle appears to have done little to ease voter concerns amidst anger about the ruling party's ties to the Unification Church, opinion polls conducted by media groups indicated on Friday.

LDP befuddlement: Shuffling around gerontocrat insiders and adding "New" to the same trickle down Abenomics fails to produce wonder, amazement and approval from the public.

I am shock.

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A change of faces will not increase their popularity. Only a change in policies will change the way the people see this government.

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That’s because it wasn’t a shake up just a reshuffle of the same old cards…

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Shake-up fails to lift Japan cabinet support: surveys

maybe because people here are not as stupid as he thought they were.

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Taro Kono, the newly installed digital minister...

Good promotion for Kono, now he can defend against NK's missiles using his middle 'digit'.

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It’s funny to think they were hoping it would.

The people of Japan deserve so much better.

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Shake-up fails to lift Japan cabinet support: surveys

No surprise here:

.in addition to Kishida, there are:

.5 are warmed-up old cold pizzas and (amongst which established failures such as: Nishimura, Kono and Takaichi).

.5 are being kept (amongst which Matsuno and Hayashi).

.9 are first entries to a cabinet (amongst which a 78-year old).

But he said he only selected those who had agreed to "review" their ties with the church.

Calling all gullibles! Calling all gullibles!

Taro Kono, the newly installed digital minister who also oversees consumer affairs, told reporters he intended to set up a committee as early as this month to look into commercial activities and fund raising by some religious groups.

Calling all members skilled at sucking air through their teeths!

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"Shake ups", "reshuffles", "elections"; none of it matters...

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Why would it? All they did was change positions on the stairs. Nothing else. Same crap different pose.

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The problems are unrealistic expectatives, Kishida can't make a cabinet different from the source of people he has, for a party (or maybe a full political system) with a culture of improper relationships with organizations like the unification church it was too much to ask for a cabinet without them.

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No matter how the cabinet is reshuffled it's still the same deck of cards !

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Love the ‘diversity’ in this cabinet.

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House of Cards.

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@virusrex

The problems are unrealistic expectatives, Kishida can't make a cabinet different from the source of people he has, for a party (or maybe a full political system) with a culture of improper relationships with organizations like the unification church it was too much to ask for a cabinet without them.

Exactly!

And this is where the public needs to start looking at themselves in the mirror and start reflecting a lot about what they are doing (e.g. vote for the LDP) or what they are not doing (e.g. well, like...vote...).

Last year, after an 8-year of a train-wreck under Abe and a one-year highway pile-up under Suga, did, yet again, voters let the LDP off the hook and scrape by with limited damage...The only losses to the LDP were gains to Isshin no Kai with...13 elected representatives (including leader Matsui) out of 21 with established ties to the Moonies...

Japanese voters (and non-voters) need to start owning to what they do (or not do).

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A new coat of paint doesn't fix a car with a busted engine.

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theloniusToday  09:27 am JST

It’s funny to think they were hoping it would.

The people of Japan deserve so much better.

Why? It’s the Japanese people that vote for them.

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Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said the government would listen carefully to the opinions of the people and respond to them."

Respond to them in the tried and tested LDP way - by ompletely ignoring the public opinion whilst claiming the opposite.

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Who could have possibly known that recycling the same cast of clowns wouldn't result in an increase in confidence or support?

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“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

A Lincoln

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blueToday  03:10 pm JST

Japanese voters (and non-voters) need to start owning to what they do (or not do).

The non-voters in particular.

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A nursing home conventional.

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Bubonam Justin KayceAug. 13  03:31 pm JST

@theloniusToday  09:27 am JST The people of Japan deserve so much better.

Why? It’s the Japanese people that vote for them.

But they don't. The first-past-the-post voting system and disparities in the values of urban and rural votes hand elections to the LDP, even when only about a quarter of the Japanese electorate votes for them. Admittedly almost half of the voters don't bother to vote so they can't really complain - although they probably wouldn't because they're too apathetic and indifferent. Some competent opposition could maybe change that though.

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