To be fair and square, he's probably the most experienced LDP Abe Shinzo-affiliated politician to run for LDP leadership.
He's been chief secretary for as long Abe has been prime minister from 2012-2020.
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An era is over. Abe has driven Japan into a deeper debt-bubble, has brought more inequality to the society, failed to secure a certain ratio of women in the parliament, and has ultimately and decisively failed with his Abenomic-recovery plan.
I certainly hope Japan will have brighter days in store, because you deserve so much more than what Mr. Abe Shinzo was able to deliver. His machiavellian way of doing things brought more corruption to the political system (like there wasn't enough of it before), and he never hesitated to "turn a blind eye" to unjustice when it would serve him the most in terms of support. An era of a wicked man has finally come to an end. Hurrah!
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I believe the Yasukuni Shrine is OK in itself. To honor the war dead is always a natural and good thing to do. But to elevate Class-A war criminals enshrined there to God-status is despicable. It would've been like Germany made Hitler and his co-workers Gods. It's wrong, and it definitely sends the wrong message.
Why do something that would cause resentment in the rest of Asia? Of course the people of Europe would react negatively if Germany made Hitler a God for instance. God-status should be granted to people of good deeds, not people who wage wars of aggression and bring about a lot of death.
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Sweden tried, but failed. They have more than 5000 Covid-19 related deaths. In comparison Norway (who closed soon) have just over 200 deaths. Of course Sweden (10.2 million) is much bigger than Norway (5.4 million). But still, over 5000 deaths proves that herd immunity is an unattainable target. That's more deaths than China (the number in China is probably higher), but officially that's what they're saying.
Norway and Denmark closed down soon, and moved away from the herd immunity-theory. A move that have likely saved the lives to many people in both Norway and Denmark.
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99% sure he'll be convicted
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He's a genius. He escaped a corrupt "justice"-system were the rate of being found guilty is staggering 99%! Maybe the status of being the boss in 3 different companies got the better of him, but Nissan should still thank him for saving their ass back in the late 1990s. Mr. Fix It fixes everything, even when the odds are against him. Let him go, he saved your beloved Nissan brand.
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It's understandable. Japan broke their promise of not showing the compounds brutality on Korean forced labourers which was included in a separate part of a deal with South Korea. This was in order to gain their support for the listing.
Now, South Korea is protesting the listing because Japan have refused to share Battleship Islands history regarding Korean forced labourers to incoming tourists. Don't blame them, they just want to ensure that Japan's brutal reign of their country won't be forgotten, despite internal moves from Japan to do so (LDP/Nippon Kaigi).
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It's like the Nazi book burning campaign in the 1930s. You can't simply just remove history that doesn't suit you, or that you don't like, it's still a part of our brutal history.
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Why the heck did they have to change the animation studio for the last season? Consistency will be key to ensure a worthy ending for the Attack On Titan-saga, but still not sure why they changed the studio:( Wit Studio had done an amazing job on AOT, why not just finish what you've started!?
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It's like the Japanese people has FINALLY had enough of Abe! Thank heaven for this revelation.
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Nope. Look at the fragmented economy. I would be surprised if Abe is able to live through this crisis as prime minister. This economic downfall is exactly what made the DPJ leave office in 2012. Would surprise me if the same thing didn't happen to Abe.
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Let's be honest though. Accepting more refugees at this critical moment for any nation would be economical suicidal. It's like having your own and your neighbours house on fire, but instead of saving yours, you help your neighbour saving his house instead. The essence of altruism will eventually lead to the downfall of human kind!
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Time for a change in governance then
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Does this question coincide with the possibility of letting Abe Shinzo serve another term as party leader and prime minister? I think the PROC is a clear example that a semi-dicatorship or a full fledged dictatorship is not able to effectively curb a pandemic.
OK, China have managed to stop the spread, but the numbers we have from them are far from reliable, and the spread of the virus could've been stopped if the government just listened to their doctors. This is the result we get from a semi-dictatorship system. Transparency is key to fight an invisible enemy. You won't get that transparency with a dictatorship!
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It's great news, but it will unfortunately lead to more popularity for Abe and a possible re-election next year.
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Japan has a trade deficit of 12 billion dollars, as well as the highest debt in % of GDP at 201%. How can this much more spending by the government calm investors? Is the japanese government turning a blind eye to their fiscal health?
Abe Shinzo is pulling Japan into a never ending story of recession. He's just spending money to gain political support with corporate companies and the broader population of Japan, without thinking of the future fiscal health. Your "Abenomics" has been a failure!
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The worldwide deaths are just liek a droplet in the ocean compared to the economic impact of this virus. We've seen Dow Jones plunge with more than 30% in just one month, and daily drops of nearly 13%! That's the worst single day drops since 1987. Some countries were already struggling before this impact, and may now throw them into recession because of the downside in the tourism-sector.
Factories are shutting down, and the "wheels of society" are no longer turning, this might be the worst blow to world economics since WW2! This affect everyone because of globalization, from the markets who sell goods, to the farmer in Africa and South America etc.
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This virus as well as Ebola is caused by a lack of hygiene. Markets in China and Africa often mix exotic animals in together with "normal" edible animals, which ruins the hygiene. Some speculations about the virus' origin have arisen, but it's needless to say that the source is likely bats, which many of the already existing coronaviruses have come from. Bad hygiene around bats and exotic animals is a NO NO!
Bush people in Congo ate infected bats, which gave rise to the Ebola virus. If only parts of China and some parts of Africa had good hygiene when coming to food, none of this would've probably ever happened. Just proves how essential good hygiene is for human survival!
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No need to rush the Olympics, haste makes waste!
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Hey, Abe. Don't take tribute for something the DPJ legislated when they were in charge back in 2012. You're an expert in taking pride for someone else's work. Show some humbleness to your opposition at least! After all they managed to ensure the biggest uproar in Japanese electorate history in 2009.
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Only one thing to do in this situation. Castrate the old man!
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Reckless and totally inconsiderate of the U.S.
I wonder what the U.S would've done in retaliation if Iran killed one of their generals? I stand in complete solidarity with Iran during the current situation. It's unacceptable to "out of the blue" just kill another country's general during peace time!
Shame on The Pentagon and president Trump. No longer worthy of protecting the western democracy!
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Let's make this clear Abe Shinzo. It's not you who will make the olympics 2020 in Japan a success, it's the tireless contribution made by all the people of Japan that will make this olympic a sucess.
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We've heard this before. You're just going to pretend that you won't run, so that your opponents will let their guard down. Then out of nothing just weeks before the deadline, you will surprise them and inevitably propose a 4th term to the LDP-party (wich for you will be accepted of course). Cynical and machiavellian.
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A real christmas tree is the pinnacle of christmas. The christmas tree is said to symbolize the norse tree of Yggdrasil, a tree that never sheds its leaves, also known today as an evergreen tree. To replace a natural tree with such a symbolic meaning with a plastic one is disrespectful and straight out rude.
You can always grow new natural trees for each you take, but you can't take away one quota of CO2 for each CO2 you emit during the production of plastic christmas trees.
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Where's the money? How can this much overspending be healthy for an economy? No wonder they're discussing the implementation of the MMT-theory in Japan's fiscal policy.
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I would challenge Abe Shinzo to try Fukushima-food. He should be the one trying it first.
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