Simon Foston June 25 05:38 am JST
He got to where he is because of an accident of birth. Anything he didn't get on a silver spoon he got through backroom LDP party politics.
Simon, Abe has been elected 9 TIMES throughout his career, and even if he's from a hereditary family history of politicians (grand-father, grand-uncle & father), its also a prerequisite to become a Japanese political public servant. Makes no sense to blame him on the aspect when it's part of the policy.
For example? I can't really think of anything in particular. He seems to spend more time thinking of all the GOOD he can do for his cronies, like Kotaro Kake and his faithful Yamaguchi koenkai vassals.
1- In 2013, Abe created a new interpretation of the Japanese constitution which allowed Japan in 2019 to obtain the rights of defense to the country & the rights of all Japanese ALLIES to come to the aid for collective security. This is MAJOR.
If you're aware/informed of, it's nearly impossible to modify or add new laws with how the current administration is set up. The American general MacArthur wrote the constitution & implemented it in 1947 (giving Japan a chance to rectify any part of it but they refused to from fear of possible trouble and/or repercussions) while purging 240 000 of the most powerful families/individuals of all authority in order to render Japan completely politically, industrially, legally, socially, economically & military PASSIVE.
To pass a law or modify one in Japan, it takes 66% of votes passed in both the legislative and secretary office BEFORE it goes through to the Diet office, which then requires 100% unanimous votes to pass it. If not, the minister is forced to RESIGN (it's happened 5 times in history so far). No country in the world it such % votes required, even less obtained!
2- Abe restructured the total CHAOS that the PLD (PMs Yukio Hatoyama, Naoto Kan & Yoshihiko Noda) created back in 2009-2012 that rendered the administration completely inefficient with their insane decision to change the structure of the offices. Its because of Abe's extensive know-how, experience & influence, that he effectively got the Japanese administration back ON TRACK (and no, its not just a matter about lame lunches and public relations).
PM Natoa Kan couldn't even dispatch the military to aid civilians during the March 2011 earthquake & tsunami disaster because of the administrative mess the PLD did internally: it took a week before final executive approval arrived!
Hence, this is why I highly admire Abe. He might be a puppet in the machine as all PMs are, but his skill is unmatched so far. And am strongly concerned who can be an adequate successor as skilled as him once he retires.
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Frankly, I find it quite disrespectful that so many natives bash Abe so extensively. This man is THE most qualified PM Japan has ever had from his political & international experience. Natives truly need to be educated on all the GOOD he’s done for Japan, and need to know how difficult & vast the Japanese political “machine” is.
i understand the frustration of people regarding the concept of round the clock “hard work” which actually emits pressure for everyone top down, but know that the media also scripts things to sensationalize in order to get ratings to enable them to survive.
Also, if you think doing public relations, conferences, endless meetings & strategy all day long isn’t work, is a joke or is just “play”, you’re kidding yourself hard! This stuff is exhausting!!! Perceptions, ignorance and being uneducated twists every single thing into pure chaos and one has to set the record straight each time as well as contend with adversaries from opposite parties, the mass populace & international perceptions!
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Vince BlackToday 04:21 pm JST
Japan needs to learn that just because they pay off UNESCO to get these listings it doesn’t mean the rest of the world knows the atrocities behind them.
Sheer arrogance on Japan's part to apply for WHS status for these places
You do know that UNESCO is the one that suggests what should be listed as heritage sites to preserve & maintain cultural gems, right? Not the other way around! This isn't a lobbyist matter.
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What??!?! Jail these psychopaths and never allow them to own or operate a store that give them hierarchy power over another! It’s clear these get off from hurting & almost killing others! They’re beyond any kind of remorse; it’s purposefully premeditated acts of violence!!
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While Japanese women with careers in all fields have to face this kind of crap from the opposite sex is not only disgusting, it shows just how much their stupidity & misogyny reigns in order to preserve their inadequate ego. No sensible educated Japanese gentleman acts as this so called "comedian", rather they actually defend and protect women at large AGAINST these total idiots.
And by the way, the commenters that high five the continuation of treating women as sex slaves or whatever stupidity they can come up with, are the very reason Japan has such a terrible time to get out of these gross stigmas.
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It's more a matter of lack of established art laws to protect the artist as well as to convene adequate structure to or with a production studio/agency. When laws & adequate contract management are in place, there's no such thing as exploitation happening at such a rise. Quality is quality for a reason: its worth its high price for its value & rarity.
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semperfiToday 07:52 am JST
So when its tough, you just up and leave instead actually doing the WORK required and actually be loyal, loving & responsible?
They are the BEST couple to respectfully instigate contemporary mindsets & values that are necessary to challenge age on traditions as Japan is crippled with huge issues (e.g. low birth rates, aging population, sexism, gender equality, etc) for its own survival to a successful future.
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Immature MEN who are primal savages that refuse & can't be civilized among the rest of the mature kind hearted intelligent & strong gentlemen, IS the issue here. Not how a woman dresses.
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