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Suga unveiled a set of campaign promises Saturday, including protecting jobs and people's livelihoods, creating vibrant regional economies, and building a reliable social security system amid the rapid graying of society.

He also said he aims to push for decentralization as well as digitalization of administrative work.

"Unless we break from sectionalism and sticking to precedents, there will be no revival of Japan," Suga said.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has had more than 8 years in office to fulfill all the above.

So, it is fair to inquire why Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga still harps the same promises and pledges over and over again?  The questions media must press and voter need to ask/challenge Yoshihide Suga is why so very little has been achieved.

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going the China route I see. Will they wear large hats and uniforms with lots of medals on them?

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Well, considering the LDP has been the ruling party for the last 70 years you don’t have to be a prophet to predict this.

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If this Election for President of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party be transparent open, genuine, free/fair then there's a likelihood former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba could/would succeed.

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Like the film 51 dates, these old men forget what they say and a post it note on their desks in the morning reminds them momentarily, then the forget again. That's why Suga has sat been the head on so many committees that have produced nothing but hardship for the population. 71 dude might be time to get a life while you still can fill out a post it note.

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On the other hand, "interim" might not be such an inappropriate term when a man has passed beyond three score and ten. God only knows!

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After Abe, I wish Japan will not go back to the time the prime minister changes every year.

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To ensure a stronger mandate, Suga will need to dissolve parliament for a snap election. Technically the term for lawmakers in Lower House will be terminated in about a year to come. Suga will have to prove himself sooner.

Well, considering the LDP has been the ruling party for the last 70 years you don’t have to be a prophet to predict this.

Since its formation in 1955 (having lasted for 65 years), the LDP's one party rule has been interrupted twice, ousted into the opposition camp. The party has also survived with support of Komeito, its coalition partner.

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Campaigning starts Tuesday, with PM selected on the following Monday. Love it! I wish the US would do something more like that. The US's 2-3 years of campaigning is ridiculous.

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He also said he aims to push for decentralization as well as digitalization of administrative work.

Plenty of momentum already, little pushing needed.

Unless we break from sectionalism and sticking to precedents, there will be no revival of Japan

Get everyone on the same bus, tear off the mirrors, let someone younger drive while you check tickets.

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Listening to Suga is like watching paint dry.

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At least NK system cares for its people

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I don't have much awareness of Japan politics so can anyone tell me why Komeito does not have any say in who the next PM of Japan will be? Or do they accept whoever LDP chooses?

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Suga means "very charismatic" apparently...

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Mr Suga will no doubt get in. The LDP seems to have majority. Financial backing is strong. He is well liked amongst the financial community as well.

Richard Cayne

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