Thursday, July 11, 2019

How will the first year of Reiwa go?



With Michael Cucek, Temple University
June 23, 2019

Shinzo Abe is a historic figure.
Solid control over his party and thus the Japanese government.
Put his own person as head of the Cabinet Legislation Bureau 
thus making whatever he wants constitutional.
Abe excellent at abrogating himself to wealthy rightwing men like Trump.
Beloved by Japanese rightwing.
Presents himself as head, however, of the liberal international order.
Eliminate bad news by eliminating Lower House Budget Sessions and 
stop Cabinet Members from speaking to the FCCJ.
Imposing Consumption Tax  in fall will seriously hurt the economy.
Abe will get his constitutional revision by the end of the year to change Article 9.


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