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Prime Minister Abe to Lead Japan until 2021

 On September 20th, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as the head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. He will continue to lead Japan until September 2021.      The news did not attract Japanese citizens’ attention because his re-election was taken for granted. Since his cabinet alleviated the strong yen, the Japanese economy has been accelerating. Net profits from listed corporations have nearly tripled in 5 years. Citizens in their twenties earnestly support Prime Minister Abe from a viewpoint of landing a job.      The public safety is also improving. From January to June, the number of reported crimes was 398,615 cases, a decrease of 52,054 compared to the same period last year, breaking the record consecutively. According to a survey by the Cabinet Office, almost 3 quarters (74.7%) of Japanese citizens feel satisfied or moderately satisfied with their lives, holding steady from last year.      When asked what they hoped would be the Abe Cabinet’s priorities, 64.6% answered the maintenance of the social security, followed by measures for the aging society (52.4%), and economic measures (50.4). On the other hand, less than one-third (32.8%) hoped for an improvement in defense and security.      Prime Minister Abe is highly motivated to revise the Japanese Constitution, especially Article 9. However, according to a survey conducted by the Nikkei Shimbun and TV Tokyo from April 27th to the 29th, only 41% of the respondents hoped to revise the constitution whereas 48% preferred to maintain the status quo. Currently, there is a reasonable expectation that the revision bill would be denied if there were a national referendum. The Abe Cabinet had better not push too quickly.      He is also motivated to resolve the territorial dispute of the Northern Territory with Russia. The Abe Cabinet should not make a hasty decision. With the advent of shale oil and shale gas, oil and gas exporters are doomed to ruin. Russia is one of them. As time passes, Japan’s position will become stronger.      For the time being, the Abe Cabinet should devote itself to the economy and social reforms. Slow and steady will win the race.        

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  • 2019.06.23 Sunday
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