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vows to focus on issues that cannot be postponed

Using another pledge?

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Kishida said the government will draw up fresh inflation-relief steps sometime around this fall, including cash handouts for struggling households.


So, how about reform and structural change instead of handing out pittances to the electorate?

Kishida doesn’t have a clue!

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Either Kishida knows no shame (see approval numbers) or the LDP has no better candidate. There's nothing to celebrate either way.

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vows to focus on issues that cannot be postponed

Then why are you still talking? As PM that is.

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Kishida vows to focus on issues that cannot be postponed

The headline really is quite entertaining

Kishida promises to boldly dither without dithering

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present LDP and Kishida regime who only deteriorate society are worst threats and cause of man-made disasters to life or health or future of citizen in Japan.

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Kishida vows to focus on issues that cannot be postponed

Kishida's issues that cannot be postponed:

The Osaka Expo

Making sure no punishments are meted out for the rampant tax fraud and business is allowed to carry on as usual.

The trial of Abe's assassin is delayed indefinitely so the issue of religious org bribery does not surface again.

Revising Article 9.

My next foreign jaunt.

These are the issues that are pressing to the Japanese people and why my hard work must not be interrupted.

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How can this clown focus on urgent issues when he's always hobnobbing around the world? He's already scheduled to go to Germany in July. The government subsidies are again his way of boosting his dismal poll numbers. Just throwing people's hard earned tax money at problems without any coherent policy or structural reform. This man's ego has no shame, and the LDP will pay for his folly when people start voting them out.

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It looks like Kishida doesn't want to resign so he said such things. He is already a lame duck prime minister.

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Does that mean they have been postponing issues that should not be postponed until now?

Sounds a bit like they are incompetent to me.

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Whew, that’s a relief.

How’d Japan ever luck into a leader who vows to “focus on issues that cannot be postponed”?

Usually one would need to find the leader of a High School student body president to get someone this clued in.

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The freest country wins. With many Western nations starting to limit free speech Japan has a real opportunity to become the country where citizens have the most personal freedom in the world; Japan can win.

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reiterated Friday that he will concentrate on tackling issues that "cannot be postponed," ruling out the possibility of dissolving the House of Representatives for a snap election in the near future.


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More word salad from the Globe Trotter in Chief.

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...are the press really still doing social distancing?

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Ah, the empty suit making more and more vows on things that have been perfectly alright to postpone until now, and talk about problems that he will acknowledge exist but won't act on.

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What is deeply concerning is the lack of economic policies that will bring sustainable creditable relief for families, the housing market, those renting, employees, employment, the ever increasing gap between part time and full time renumeration.

This hideous slush fund scandal brushed under the carpet without any sight of a serious independent judicial inquiry.

Every facet of this ruling government is grounding to a halt, mumbling promises without any realistic agenda to find a solution to tasks right in front of a nation seemingly in a state of political economic inertia.

Areas that requires immediate attention is depopulation. child care.


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What is equally causing anxiety is the open assault on foreign tourists, they are distasteful, a nuisance, repellent obnoxious, nauseous.

The Japanese hospitality market size, projected value will provide USD 26.5 Billion plus in 2024 to the J economy.

Yet majors governors, these pompous self important blinkered, whine about over-tourism, sneering at the hand that feed them is frankly beyond irritating, in the fact they cannot carried out, manage, even the basic functions, all have been voted into office for.

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In other words, he'll keep talking. That's it. He's purely PR.

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"I have a lot of energy. I wouldn't say I'm tired," Kishida said

Of course.

It's easy when you just travel around the world in 5 star hotels, doing photo opps.

Kishida vows to focus on issues that cannot be postponed

Name 3 of the "issues that cannot be postponed," Kish.

You don't even know what they are.

And no, resolving your LDP issues isn't one of them.

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While Kishida has not elaborated on the details of how he wants to revise the Constitution

sure. Cuz all he emits is hot air. He never has details or information.

No substance to anything. He definitely no plans in mind.

Except for his next little trip around the world.

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Kishida vows to focus on issues...................In what country??...serious question, he almost a stranger to Japanese shores, I am surprised he does not have to apply for a Visa every time he comes back to Japan. But of course he can spout all the promises he likes and still get re-elected, because of the ultra corrupt LDP. Japan is in dire need of a new party and fresh PM, but then, given what politicians are like, world wide, Japan will just be stuck in the same place but with a new government....Nothing much changes in the corrupt world of politics, they are all in it for one thing only, Themselves, and how much cash they can make, in what ever way.

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Kishida's issues that cannot be postponed:


Does that mean they have been postponing issues that should not be postponed until now?


So many great comments today


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Kishida san has done next to nothing to focus on these issues until now. Obviously nothing will change. His words are as empty as the average Japanese worker wallet.

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Is Kishida even aware there's an issue ?

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that headline, rocket science.

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And will it have any different results than the LDP has produced in the past 50+ years with their hundreds of pledges, promises and arrows etc??

I think not.

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Wouldn't it be great if Kishida closed half of the government ministries like Milei did in Argentina? The LDP could be reborn as the Libertarian Democratic Party. But we all know real change isn't possible with this kind of leadership. Japan is fading away into irrelevance.

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One of the LDP's promises from 1998 sounds like a parody from the Rising Wasabi:

"The second pillar is a set of measures to enhance living space. In implementation of the Plan to Double the Size of Living Space aimed at enabling the people to have more affordable and rewarding lifestyles, we will vigorously promote investment, including by taking advantage of private sector involvement, to double the amount of housing space and other high-quality living space".


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He said existing government subsidies aimed at lowering utility bills for households will remain in place. He did not reveal how the measures will be funded.

How about taking some out of the Trillions of Yen your wasting on military equipment!

Kishida stressed the need for government support to reach the vulnerable, such as households living on pensions

I will believe that when I see it! I do not trust Kashida at all & it is easy to see he is only interested in taking Japan to war with someone.

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Are we STILL doing COVID spacing with the chairs??

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This just in... Politician promises to actually do job.

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I've lived in Japan long enough to know what the word 'vow' really means.

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Would have to stay in the country long enough first.

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things better for citizen are resignation of Kishida and arrest all illegal LDP politicians.

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deanzaZZR June 22 06:54 am JST

Either Kishida knows no shame (see approval numbers) or the LDP has no better candidate.

Of course, there could be better candidates in the PLD. But unfortunately there is an unwritten law in that party, that in order to gain access to public office with its acrony. That person must necessarily be a descendant of a Japanese aristocratic family line.

It shouldn't be that way, but unfortunately that's how the LDP works.

Case in point: Tarō Kōno won the non-binding consultation by 74%, in the 2022 LDP primary. Kishida came in second with 49% according to local membership ballots.

But since Kishida is an aristocratic descendant and Tarō Kōno is not. It weighed earlier in the final decision when legislators voted for Kishida at the last minute.

For that very reason Koike left the LDP in 2016, to run for governor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Region as an independent.

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Pukey2June 22  03:29 pm JST

I've lived in Japan long enough to know what the word 'vow' really means.

Right, a word used by politicians when they want to sound sincere and serious about an issue they have no real intention of doing anything about.

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yes, i am the president, and i promise i will solve the most important problems, others can wait

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