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"fumio kishida" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

05:48 min | 2 weeks ago

"fumio kishida" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Discomfort 1511 in Tokyo 7 8 7 15 here in London now, Japan's prime minister fumio kishida kicked off his southeast tour on Friday. He met his Indonesian counterpart Joker widodo jokowi to talk about the crisis in Ukraine, as well as the growing presence of China in the region. After Southeast Asia, his tour will take him to Europe while he'll hold meetings with Italy's prime minister Mario Draghi and the UK's Boris Johnson. Well, I'm joined now by Fiona Wilson. Our bureau chief to in Tokyo and Monica's Asia editor, good afternoon, good morning to you, Fiona. Thanks Emma. So a briefly given you at the list of where he's going, but this is a big tour, isn't it? Yeah, it's a bit of a whistle stop tour, 8 days, but he's covering Indonesia, as you said, Vietnam, Thailand, Italy, and the UK. It's actually a big holiday week in Japan. So while the rest of Japan is putting its feet up, kishida is doing this amazing tour, bit of Southeast Asia and then to Europe. Let's tell us talk to us a little bit about the Asian side first. The fact is that Japan is the only member of the G 7 from Asia. So this is a difficult moment for kishida, isn't it? Because he has to lead the way on the Ukrainian reaction on behalf of the G 7, but in a part of the world which might not want to join forces with him. Yeah, that's a really good point. I mean, it's been quite different this whole reaction from Japan to what's happened in Ukraine. Usually Japan is pretty muted in its response to events, but this time kishi has been very front and center. He wants Japan to be really in the thick of the diplomatic reaction. He's been imposing sanctions, very different kind of attitude. Now, the difference is Asia and you've got ten members and two of them have very, very close ties to Russia, Vietnam Laos. So slightly different reaction there. And when it came to the statement about Ukraine, the reaction from ASEAN was a bit more muted. They're very careful not to name Russia. Of course, they're condemning violence. But they're quite careful not to pick out Russia as the aggressor here. So what can you do here? As Japanese leader can he consolidate responses in the region. Yeah, well, I mean, he is able to and so far, certainly in Indonesia, Indonesia did come out, of course, in support of Ukraine, but he definitely kiss you is saying pretty much the same thing at each press conference, which is we're looking to strengthen cooperation for a free and open indo Pacific. And of course what he's referring to that is China. This is the big issue. Yes, Ukraine is at the front of it all, but really for Asia, China is the big issue. And kishida in his press conferences has been yoking Ukraine with difficulties in the east and south China seas by which he means again Chinese military aggression. North Korea and for Southeast Asia is also talking about Myanmar, what's going on disturbances in Myanmar. So he's able to, in each country, he's bringing a more general picture, as well as, you know, there are many other things that they're discussing economic security cooperation as well. But the big picture diplomatically is this free and open indo Pacific. And that's the line that Japan very much wants to push. And it's about sovereignty, territorial integrity, ostensibly about Ukraine, but I think we all know he's really talking about China here. Exactly. I mean, how is he going to counter China's assertiveness in the region on this tour? Well, I think the thing is to have a consensus of opinion. It's not easy. China is such a huge player, obviously, in this region. Each country has its own relationship with China. But I think most people would agree that keeping maritime lanes open, keeping the Pacific region very open in terms of trade is really, really important. And not allowing China, as we've seen in the South China Sea, a huge militarization of the South China Sea from China. And I think kishida is taking a much more proactive stance here. He's going out to Southeast Asia and saying, let's join together and say we don't want that to happen. This is interesting for a Japanese prime minister isn't it all this face to face diplomacy? This huge tour comes off the back of quite a lot of visitors to Japan. Yeah, I mean, we've just had Olaf schulz was just here last week and then previously Jacinda Ardern was here. I mean, kishida has already, he was in India at the end of March. He went to Cambodia. He's really, really been active. And you know, traditionally, that's not been the case with his predecessor, Suga, yoshida Suga was very shy, diplomatically. He wasn't a natural diplomat. Kishi does the opposite. He's the longest serving foreign minister Japan has had in the post war years. So he's very experienced this kind of getting out into the world, presenting Japan. And I think you also have to remember that Japan has a very important election in the upper house in July. And I think you should have that in mind as well. He's presenting himself as this very dynamic international leader which Japan hasn't really seen recently. So on during this 8 day tour, having tried to bring a consensus together somewhere within Southeast Asia on such a large number of incredibly thorny issues, he then heads to Europe and what's on the list there. Well, again, I mean, Ukraine is the big issue. And I think more so, you know, Ukraine is that certainly what he'll be talking about in Italy and the UK, there will be other side issues, but that's the big thing. It's about reaction to Ukraine, reaction to Russian aggression and how to help for people who've left Ukraine. How can we Japan help there? So that's one issue. Also, he will be meeting at the Pope. He'll be meeting Pope Francis and apparently he'll be talking about nuclear, a nuclear free world, which is a big issue.

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"fumio kishida" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

05:34 min | 2 months ago

"fumio kishida" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"25 here in London now Japan's approach to the Russian invasion of Ukraine has toughened the prime minister fumio kishida has wasted no time in imposing new sanctions on Moscow and is also pushing for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council on Monaco's Tokyo bureau chief in Asia. And it's a funeral Wilson joins me now. Good afternoon Fiona. Good morning. Good afternoon. So what are these latest moves that have been that Japan is taking in terms of sanctions? Yeah, well, they've added another 17 individuals to the list of people whose assets have been frozen. There are now 61 people whose assets are frozen. And they've also expanded the export ban. There are now 31 things on this list. It's semiconductors communication equipment sensors, radars, and that will be from Friday. So prime minister kishi does very keen to stress that he's going along with his G 7 partners. He doesn't want to Japan to stand up, but he wants to show that Japan is a trustworthy ally with its G 7 partners. And tell us a little bit more about why Japan is now taking this comparatively tough alone. Well, I think there are several things at play here. One is its relationship with Russia has changed. I think when you look back to the invasion of Crimea back in 2014, Japan's relationship with Russia was quite different at that point, Japan thought that maybe Russia could be kept away from China's sphere of influence. That's turned out not to be the case. It's still believed there was sort of some progress in these negotiations and this territorial dispute. That's really stalled now. So I think that's a big change. I think the other really big change is Taiwan. As always, everything is a proxy for a discussion about China and this bit of the world. And I think Japan sees that when the time comes that China invades Taiwan, which is pretty much the scenario, everyone expects now. It's on Japan's doorstep. It's really important 90% of Japan's oil passes through waters around Taiwan. It's going to be very, very important to know that Japan has our lives in that situation. And I think that's one of the reasons that it's taking a very tough stance on Russia. And as a result, logic would suggest that a place on the UN Security Council would be something that would be incredibly useful to Japan. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, I think this conversation has been going on for a few years now. I mean, Japan is a massive contributor to the UN, top three. So I think it feels often has one of the seats that the rotation seats, but this business of the 5 permanent Security Council members. I think many people in this bit of the world are feeling that really the Ukraine situation has really exposed how difficult it is to justify the veto of the permanent 5 at the moment. Obviously a very, very difficult. So Japan is in this group of four with India, Germany, and Brazil, they're pushing for a permanent seat. So I think reform of the Security Council has been discussed for a long time and this is really brought it to a head again. What are the Japanese saying in all this? Because it is a very, very difficult balance to strike, isn't it in Japan in terms of the amount of involvement that you get in military operations? Yeah, I mean, it's an interesting time, Russia has been conducting very public navy drills just off the Japanese coast, which is really upset at the Japanese government. And you do get the sense that they've been doing missile drills on these disputed islands last week, obviously that's a very problematic. And I think the feeling is the Japanese public is behind the sanctions, actually, the polls are showing that they're very much behind. And I think in a more general way, Japan is very keen to be seen to support Ukraine. And yes, we've had demonstrations for Ukraine in the middle of Tokyo. We've got haruki murakami, very famous author. He's hosting a radio program on Friday, supporting peace in Ukraine. And I think Japan, you know, Japan has this pacifist constitution. It sees its role as promoting peace. Fiona in Tokyo. Thank you so much for joining us on monocle 24. That was our Tokyo bureau chief Fiona Wilson. The time is 7 30 here in London, a quick look now of the other headlines we're talking about today. The Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky has said negotiations with Russia are beginning to sound more realistic. Mister zelensky said yesterday that Ukraine no longer wished to become part of NATO. Meanwhile, loud explosions have been heard at the edge of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, a 35 hour curfew has been put in place, Russian artillery, and warplanes are continuing to pound cities and towns across Ukraine. The EU's trade chief has warned that economic growth in Europe will be severely impacted in the wake of sanctions against Russia, 3 million Ukrainians have now fled the country since the beginning of the war, figures from the United Nations high commission for refugees says that includes 1.8 million Ukrainians who are now in Poland. The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has paid tribute to two journalists killed outside Kyiv, Pierre Zak grew and Alexandra kubin of, who was 24, were killed when their vehicle came under fire from Russian troops. Mister blinken said he was grateful to all those risking their lives to show the world what was happening in Ukraine. And in other news North Korea has found an unknown projectile which appeared to fail immediately after launch. That's according to South Korea's military. And New Zealand is to reopen its borders to international travelers after a COVID lockdown of more than two years, fully vaccinated travelers from about 60 countries will be able to arrive from the.

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"fumio kishida" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:32 min | 2 months ago

"fumio kishida" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Futures have slipped a little still plenty of caution after Russia's invasion of Ukraine However earlier on Wall Street shares rebounded sharply midday the S&P 500 finished with a gain of 1.5% and the tech heavy NASDAQ 100 was up 3.4% President Joe Biden imposed stiffer penalties on Russia Its forces have pushed closer to Ukraine's capital Kyiv in one of Europe's worst security crises since the Second World War Japan says it will broaden its sanctions against Russia to include semiconductor exports as well as banking services and Japan will also freeze assets of targeted groups and also prime minister fumio kishida said that Russia's aggression toward Ukraine was unacceptable It would also take some measure measures to alleviate the increase of oil prices Brent oil jumped as high as $105 and 79 cents a barrel in the immediate aftermath of the invasion Right now we see brand at 99 O 8 WTI $94 and 47 cents And as Doug mentioned the dollar spiked higher up about 9 tenths of 1% adding to those gains in the Asia Pacific this morning Dali yen one 1558 in the yield on the ten year treasury 1.97% And that is a Bloomberg business flash News with that Baxter in San Francisco All right Thank you Headlines here Brian Russian troops moving into Ukraine from three sides Ukraine's military says it is going to fight president volodymyr.

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North Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in 6th launch in 2022

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 3 months ago

North Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in 6th launch in 2022

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"fumio kishida" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

07:56 min | 4 months ago

"fumio kishida" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"Wilson in Tokyo, will be unpacking a crucial meeting between U.S. president Joe Biden and Japan's prime minister fumio kishida and we'll be talking about why it matters to the rest of us. More from Fiona on the way in just a moment also ahead today our correspondent Alexei Cori lav tells us why Austria could become the first European nation to make COVID jabs compulsory. Austrian Chancellor Karl nehama, who recently had COVID himself, said the vaccine mandate is not about pitting the vaccinators against the unvaccinated. It's about what we know with certainty, he said, and that is that vaccines present our best way out of the pandemic. Andrew Muller is also on hand to unpack the last 7 days, and we'll remember the life and music of Brazilian icon Elsa Suarez, who's died at the age of 91. All that ahead here on the briefing with may Tom Edwards. U.S. president Joe Biden is meeting the new Japanese prime minister fumio kishida today, the virtual bilateral talks are focused on the two countries economies, climate, and security matters. This relationship, of course, is key to the stability of the broader indo Pacific region. And let's get more on this now with Monica's Tokyo bureau chief Fiona Wilson, good evening to you Fiona there. I hope we find you well. What have we learned so far about the talks? Hi, Tom. Well, they've already been saying that The White House and Japan's also be pretty much giving an outline of what the talks will be. I mean, march to prime minister kishida is disappointment. It's not a real life meeting. It's a virtual meeting online. He was really hoping to be in Washington for this first proper meeting. They did a bump elbows cop 26, but this is the first discussion really real kind of policy discussion. I think security will be top of the agenda. It's always China, Taiwan, North Korea. Yeah, they're going to be touching, I think, on climate change, COVID. I think it's going to be pretty broad ranging, actually. Yeah, and that's perhaps understandable given the relatively fresh in office. Maybe instructive and just to take a step back and consider the state, I suppose that the broader relationship between the two. Obviously we've had a number of resets, post Trump, but now kishida, of course, also, how would you gauge where the U.S. Japan relationship kind of sits right now? Yeah, I mean, they're both reiterating this point about the U.S. Japan alliance being the cornerstone of stability in the region and the world as they bring it out to the world. And I think that is felt on both sides, Japan's absolutely critical to the U.S. in this region. And for Japan's defense, there's a lot of talk in Japan about the harsh security situation that Japan finds itself that surrounded by it's got North Korea and China, obviously the two countries they're most worried about. So that relationship is incredibly important. I mean, you have to remember that fumio kishida is very experienced on foreign policy. He was a very long-standing foreign minister for Japan. So he's very seasoned in these meetings. He should be a safe pair of hands, but they're absolutely they're playing up this meeting. It's really, really important for Japan. Yeah, and presumably, kish is aware of how important it is for the domestic audience. Do you think that there's any kind of disconnect between what the expectations are from kushida, his cabinet and so forth? And what the public expectation is. How, I don't know, from people you even talk to Fiona how's this meeting itself perceived by the Japanese this sort of man and woman in the street? Yeah, I think people want to see reassurances from the states that they will be there, this security alliance, very important, treaty in the treaty article 5 is the critical one that the U.S. will come to Japan aid, Japan's aid is territories that administers are under attack. And by that, it's really referring to these islands that China is also eyeing up in these trying to see. So that's important. I think it's reassuring for people also on the matter of North Korea. I mean, we've had four missile tests already this year. So obviously it has people a little bit jittery. So it's important to know that the Americans are supporting Japan. And it cuts both ways. It really is, it's important. I think there's a lot of talk about how Japan and the U.S. there's a lot of shared values and being aligned on a free and open indo Pacific. We hear that a lot. So I think this is very important. Also, you've got the quad which involves Australia and in India. So you've got the four big major democracies in this bit of the world. All clubbing together. And it's really it's a sort of barrier against China and China knows that. So it's a source of contention, but this is an interesting times in this region. Yeah, and fairly one thing I find really interesting is exploring whether traditional diplomacy, and the traditional ways of doing these meetings, obviously adapted for pandemic times. But there's something traditional about it. Is that still fit for purpose? Because a lot of talk is about the disruptive nature of the interventions that, of course, Beijing makes or acquiesces to North Korea, you've already mentioned missile launches and so forth. And there are so many players or proxy players who are using newer tactics, you know, that's changed because of the rise of digital. It's changed because of the way that countries engage with one another. Japan and the U.S. particularly under the current leadership have made a big play of restating the traditional virtues of diplomacy. And it is maybe a little old fashioned, is it still fit for purpose? Is that a narrative do you think that people are interested in? Yeah, that's a really interesting question Tom. I mean, I think people saw under Donald Trump that he was the biggest disruptor I would say. You know, he really upended. So with North Korea, he thought he could go there and become friends with Kim Jong-un and would stop the nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. It was a very naive kind of approach. And I think people here realize that they had to go along with it because of the importance of this Japan U.S. alliance. I'm sure it's extremely painful for diplomats. And I think there is a bit of a reset to these traditional look, the people who kind of think along the same lines, let's make sure everyone knows that we're together. You know, you don't want within this group, people arguing with each other. It's difficult, I think nobody really knows what to do with North Korea, North Korea is just the most remarkable kind of survivor really. And so far, no approach has made any difference. And whatever Donald Trump thought, you know, you now have this increased hurtling towards nuclearization that North Korea is pursuing. And it's very difficult to stop it. And I think, really, they're prepared to try what it takes. But I think you're right. They're going back to more sort of old fashioned tactics. And you know, I think really it seems to have worked in the past. It is true that digitalization has changed things and social media is a big, big issue. And I think maybe Japan's been a little bit slow on that. But what they'd like is they want a solid share of support from the U.S.. And I think that cuts both ways. Yeah, interesting stuff. Fiona always great tier for me. Thanks for joining us on the program today. That was Monica's Tokyo bureau chief. Fiona Wilson. Now with news of more U.S. diplomacy and the days other news headlines, his marker sip. Thanks very much, Tom. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov are holding talks in Geneva today as fierce that Russia could be about to invade Ukraine continue to grow. Russia has a 100,000 troops at the border, but denies planning to invade mister blinken warned of grave consequences if Moscow is forced to cross to the border. Germany's coalition government wants to attract 400,000 qualified workers from a broad each year to tackle both a demographic imbalance and labor shortages in key sectors. Berlin's new leaders fear the shortfall risks are undermining.

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Biden-Kishida talks to touch on North Korea, China

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 4 months ago

Biden-Kishida talks to touch on North Korea, China

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"fumio kishida" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

05:34 min | 5 months ago

"fumio kishida" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Highlight for you? I just felt so lucky. I saw so many events. I really felt like, wow, there will never be an opportunity like this to be front row of the hundred meters final men and women. I went to the dressage. I went to the swimming. I saw the karate. I saw the sport climbing, which was a new event, as was karate. You know, it was very exciting for me. I massively interested in architecture. So to see some of the 1964 venues come to life again as Olympic venues, they've still been used. They've been in continuous use ever since, but Buddha can yogi national gymnasium. These are really iconic Tokyo landmarks. So to see them again as Olympic venues was very exciting. But there was a slight pain to the whole thing. I felt very sad a few journalists turning up to see these unbelievable performances. And the volunteers were really trying to bring the good cheer, but it was very, very uncomfortable. This feeling that these performances were really people couldn't enjoy them. So I personally I absolutely loved seeing it in person in the flesh. But I was feeling very, very guilty that none of my friends in Tokyo could join me. Absolutely. I mean, one thing you mentioned there was also the architecture. These were the most expensive games in history. What about that infrastructure, the stadiums you talked about the ones from the last Olympics? The new ones that were built as well, what has happened to all of that? What will happen to all of that? Yeah, I think the final bill we won't know till next year and you know I imagine they'll be trying to squirrel away as many of these as possible into other areas because the bill is already looking to be at least $20 billion, many people think it's nudging 30 billion. It's just astonishingly expensive. The whole thing. And it wasn't just the infrastructure, but as you say, yeah. So basically they reuse some of the venues from 1964 gave them a facelift. They looked at their absolute best. They built a lot of temporary venues, which were dismantled very quickly after. And there were a couple of absolutely brand new venues for swimming venue. The gymnastics arena, which was really spectacular, actually. That was a very, very impressive new building for which they brought in mass sito who'd worked on kenzo town gay's 1964 gymnasium for anyone who's interested in architecture. That was very exciting to see him brought back just such a brilliant engineer. And I think what we're seeing is that the national stadium, which was it was very expensive, not as expensive as it was going to be originally, but it was still one and a half $1 billion plus. That's a bit of a problem. Just the maintenance cost of that building are huge. And there are many takers. So I don't know what the future for that will be. It will certainly be used for big sporting events and possibly the 2025 world athletics championships. And it's a stunning venue, be a shame if it wasn't used. It really is an interesting. It's built very, very low rise. Can go Kumar who was he wasn't a solely responsible, but who worked on the final design wanted it to be a symbol of where Japan is now. It's a slightly low key stadium in a curious way. It's not a big bombastic stadium announcing Japan, which was more the mood in 1964. I think for this Olympics, it's more about apparently there was an emphasis on sustainability, but that's been rather scrutinized and it doesn't come out too well to accusations of greenwashing floating around. It's very difficult to have this size and for it to be properly green, I think. Well, and Vienna finally, what about the political cost as well as the actual cost? I mean, has fumio kishida and have other Japanese politicians learned lessons from this experience? Will there be some sort of lasting change in their approach to dialog with the public perhaps listening to the public as a result of the Olympics? Yeah, that's a really interesting question. I think as I was saying at the beginning, I think the Japanese government just wasn't decisive enough at the beginning of the year. It didn't want to make the tough decision to an event that was already delayed by where they're going to cancel it. They didn't want to make that decision. And they came across looking very indecisive and the IOC came out a bit rather badly as well. And you know, that's a bit of a shame in a country that absolutely loves the Olympics. It left a very sour taste. And it did have a huge political cost for shahida soccer. You know, he is no longer prime minister. And I think the new prime minister Fermi O kishida is taking that is his approach, he says it's much more about listening to people. It's very difficult to make these decisions relating to COVID and every decision is scrutinized. And the mood now is pretty much as it was in the summer, people feel we've got another variant and they want to see that COVID is the top priority. And kishida and the governor of Tokyo governor cuique, she said the same thing, that is the priority. And I think that's really what the public wanted to hear. And we'll continue until it's resolved. So the next big question for kishida is prime minister kisha is when do you open the borders? And that's a very difficult one. A big question to follow for the new year. But Fiona, thank you very much for all of that. That was our Tokyo bureau chief. Fiona Wilson, and that is all the time we have for this special edition of the globalist. It was produced by Rhys James and our studio manager was Chris a. We'll be returning next week where we will be looking ahead to 2022 with contributions from Chris Smith, Mary Fitzgerald and Isabel Hilton. I'm Chris tarmack. Thanks for listening and have a very.

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"fumio kishida" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:33 min | 7 months ago

"fumio kishida" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"The hour We have to market every quarter hour here on Bloomberg radio Wow off to a good start Japanese stocks rising after the ruling coalition secured an election victory Now the victory was better than many had expected and it does pave the way for the administration of fumio kishida to to start enacting economic stimulus That might be the reason we see a two and a half percent jump here in the kneecap to 29,616 The topics gaining about 1.5% and again seeing stocks rising here pretty much across the board Now a potential positive for China Shanghai says it tested 33,863 Disneyland visitors and staff and they tested negative So we know that the COVID zero policy that China pursues there and some were worried about potentially a bigger lockdown coming off to wait and receive Generally speaking the mood in China on equities is not so very good China reported weakness in its economy in October as a continuing shortage of power shortage there higher commodity prices all hitting manufacturing And as mentioned earlier COVID controls have shut down a lot of consumer spending And so let's take a look at what we can expect in the China markets the futures are not active here at the moment They're flat exiting index futures down on 6 tenths of a percent It costs me has moved up pretty handsomely two up about a half of 1% in rally underway in Sydney with the ASX gaining 28 points there about four tenths.

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"fumio kishida" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

01:47 min | 7 months ago

"fumio kishida" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"To respond to North Korea. I wonder how united the opposition are in Japan. As we know, I mean, the election in just two weeks. Well, I mean, we've talked about this before, but I mean, they are really a fractured mess quite frankly. It sort of extraordinary that for all the criticism of the LDP, the opposition's really made no inroads. And what's happened with this election, which really came as a bit of a surprise is the biggest opposition party constitutional Democratic Party. And the Japan Communist Party, Japanese Communist Party. They've agreed not to field candidates against each other in a number of single seat constituencies, which means they won't divide the opposition vote. And they're hoping that that will really cut into the LDP vote. Remains to be seen whether that happens. But it's a certainly a fresh departure. It actually quite a positive sign. And I think people feel this election is more interesting than many we've had in the past. And what are the predicted results then of the election? Well, you know, it's an interesting one isn't it? Because it sounds like the LDP is really under fire. I think most people think the LDP will still come out running the country. The numbers may be down. It's already a coalition government. They have a junior coalition party comedo. At the moment, that coalition has 305 of the 465 lower house seats. And fumio kishida is already saying he'll be okay if they get 233. So he's really lowered the bar. And it looks like, you know, they may lose some of these single seat constituencies because of this unified opposition. But I think most people feel it would take a massive turnaround for the LDP and comedo to lose its ruling coalition position. Thank you very much, indeed. That was Fiona Wilson our bureau.

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"fumio kishida" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:44 min | 7 months ago

"fumio kishida" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Is now prepared for the October 31st general election or to play for at Baxter as global news Yeah very they're ready to go Powerful lower house of parliament has been dissolved in a process that could determine how long prime minister fumio kishida stays in office Any loss of LDP seats could have him removed from power Remember Japan had a revolving door that claimed 6 premieres between 2007 and 2012 kishen is building his campaign around building what he calls a new capitalism in which growth is spread more evenly French finance minister Bruno Lamar says the U.S. and EU are not on the same page when it comes to dealing with China This is clearly the key question for all of us United States wants to oppose China Europe want to engage China So there is a difference of view We need to discuss about that because this is clearly a strategy question Lamer says in fact it may be the most pressing question facing U.S. FDA has approved Moderna booster shots for people over 65 and those adults who have compromising medical conditions It says it is looking now at shots for kids 5 to 11 Meanwhile the president Joe Biden says the workplace vaccination mandates mandates have been working at getting people vaccinated but he says more needs to be done We're down to 66 million Still unacceptably high number of unvaccinated people from almost 100 million in July That's important It's important progress And Biden says the Labor Department that was ready to step up and do more Labor Department is going to soon be issued an emergency rule for companies with a hundred or more employees to implement vaccination requirements and their among their workforce A Biden says that should have more people getting vaccinated Federal appeals court judge in New York is expressing skepticism of a bid by four city of public employees to halt the city's mandatory vaccination program The four are arguing that teachers are constitutionally protected class The judge said quote I'm having difficulty seeing why this is an irrational policy decision of the city And top U.S. trade official says there's been progress in WTO negotiations aimed at waving intellectual property protections for vaccine production Catherine ties as collectively there's a lot that needs to be done getting the 164 members on the board though is definitely a major challenge And Taiwan investigators have not ruled out arson as a cause of the fire in the southern port fire in which 46 people died 41 were injured In San Francisco I'm at Baxter This is Bloomberg Brian All right Thanks very much Ed it is 38 minutes past the hour and it is time for a global sports.

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"fumio kishida" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

08:24 min | 7 months ago

"fumio kishida" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"You cut off island from the single market and you need to control goods coming from the EU member island into EU member states being altogether in the single market. And that, of course, for island, is the worst case. Well, one of the worst cases. Yeah, I was going to ask some Stephanie as a final short answer whether you thought it was actually going to whether we would get a resolution. But I sent from that picture you've painted that. I think we have to play a waiting game and keep watching. It seems unlikely. Is that fair enough? I think we let's talk again in two or three weeks. Exactly. Okay. You're booked in. Stephanie vault said we'll talk to you then. That was our Stephanie boltz and bringing us up to speed on those EU proposals. Now let's cross in here for monocles, page Reynolds. She's standing by with the day's other news headlines. Thanks Tom. More than 100 countries have pledged to make the protection of wildlife habitats essential consideration in their policymaking. The declaration on biodiversity was made at a summit in the Chinese city of kunming and comes just a few weeks before the cop 26 summit on climate change in Glasgow. The United States says it plans to open its land border with Mexico and Canada to vaccinated foreign nationals starting in early November. It would mark the first time the border has been open to foreigners since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The European Union is announcing a package of measures today to ease the impact of searching energy prices across the block. The goal is to coordinate gas purchases to boost supplies and to provide financial relief for poorer consumers ahead of the winter. And in Hong Kong, a sculpture to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest, faces a deadline of today to be removed from the university of Hong Kong's campus. The Danish artist, Jens Gauss, who created the statue is challenging the move. You can find out more by heading over to monocle dot com slash minute. Those are the days headlines back to you Tom. Thank you very much, Paige. In Japan, the ruling party has made an election pledge to double the country's defense spending. The liberal Democratic Party said its goal is to increase spending to 2% of GDP in order to counter threats from China and North Korea. The increase would mark a departure from Japan's political tradition of capping defense spending below 1% of its GDP. Well, for more on this, we're joined now by alessio patalano professor at King's College London and expert on Asian defense and a regular contributor to this program. Good afternoon to you, alessio. Let's start off with the background to this. This principle about Japanese military spending cap to under 1%. This is a really important tradition, isn't it in terms of how the political establishment deals with military spending? Tom delighted to join you today as always. There's a very important point to start off with. Because yes, it is symbolically and substantially always been quite important in political terms of four prime ministers consecutive prime ministers to pledge the defense would be capped. But this is something that was a government decision in the first place. So the second point to make here is that the reasoning behind having this 1% was a specific interpretation that in the late 1970s and early 1980s a Japanese prime ministers provided as a way to pledge the country's defense posture remaining predominantly oriented in exclusively defense oriented fashion. So the interesting question here is that yes, the 1% has been politically important in the past. Yes, it's been there for a long time. But also it's always been a political choice. So today what we're looking at is a government, rethinking the general context within which the original pledge was placed and saying, maybe Thomas come to change that. Well, alessi, I guess that prompts me to ask you about the current political backdrop then, because obviously we have a new prime minister in fumio kishida, who maybe is making the right noises, but I guess the practicalities as ever are shaped by various historical factors currently shaped what a debt saddled public finance in Japan. And, of course, an economy that's been hit hard by the pandemic. Does that reality mean actually regardless of what kishore says or indicates it's unlikely that any doubling will happen, certainly imminently. Well, Tom, I mean, this is exactly. You're hitting really the heart of the question. And the answer to the answer to this problem is divided into two main if you want points. On one hand, it should be say that depends on how you calculate even to the current levels. Japanese defense budget, if you calculate it through NATO standards, for example, it would be in between 1.4 and 1.7% of GDP. So that places this pledge in a slightly different place. Because they actually pledged to reason to 2%. Now, depending on how you do the calculation, that can mean biker investing a lot more or indeed not so much more, but actually investing just about what you need to start delivering on the beefing up of capabilities that in Japan at the moment at relatively seen in the ground, whether these long-range missiles were to be decided in space. Again, part of the question is when we look deep into the details, what that 2% actually means because it could be a long way off and therefore not particularly likely to happen given what you say or indeed, not that far away off. So that's one element of the conversation. The second element of the conversation is very much how the pledge works in relation to the upcoming elections and how kishida is starting to present the LDP in a particular political space. One in which there has been a shift in public perception over the nature of regional security challenges, particularly insofar as China and North Korea is concerned. So I think the pledge is trying to counter towards that particular type of shifting of public opinion on matters and security in the feds. However, on this particular aspect, you are absolutely right. The Japanese economy is not coming off in tip top shape and given the pandemic given the fact that you've had the Olympic Games that could not deliver for obvious reasons at the time of economic dynamism that bringing Olympic Games usually provides and as a result of that. You've got this incredible debt and you've got a situation in which this pledge sounds like relatively difficult to be delivered on. So it's going to be really interesting to say and to explore how with the coming up of the election, kishida is trying to position the LDP in a certain political space. And how in turn, that will play with having to play with the numbers or what exactly this 2% means. Well, alessia, given that very complicated backdrop, which you've unpacked, I think, very skillfully for us given the complexity. If we just set that to one side and look forward, do we have a sense of what the demands of the Japanese military specifically are? Are they calling for increased funding? Do we know in point of fact, how additional funds would be spent? In some ways, more interesting to look at the sort of procurement side of this. But do we know what would happen to the money if even given all that complexity, we did see an increase in the budget? So I think we are to expect we should expect an increase in the budget. That's for sure. And again, as I say, playing with the numbers would mean that the 2% can be reached even. Without an actual doubling of the current budget. And you could see these in different forms. Priority of course have been already set. We've got the development of space in cyber capabilities with forces that should be sort of capable of moneying and delivering on that side of the spectrum. And that is going to be quite important in the part that investment..

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"fumio kishida" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

07:25 min | 7 months ago

"fumio kishida" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"Is currently underway potentially at the radisson at the epa. We're not quite sure. Other roommate suggests it could be in downtown hotel. But we'll keep an eye on and we'll bring you any developments chris as we get them. Of course we will. Tom and is about thank you very much. That was monaco's. Tom edwards in zurich and isabel hilton founder of china dialogue. Now here's emissary with the day's other news headlines. Thanks chris. australia. Will stop sending asylum-seekers to papa new guinea by the end of the year papa new guinea and the remote island nation of new a paid by canberra to detain asylum seekers and refugees who attempt to reach australia. The controversial policy in now do will continue. Us president joe biden says his democratic party may make an to a senate rule in a bid to allow it to extend the government's barring authority without republican. Help it would also allow democrats to bypass longstanding voting requirements in an attempt to address. The nation's debt limit. New polling suggests that japan's prime minister fumio kishida is struggling to find his footing with voters just two days after taking office. All pulse jet support for ashida is lower than that of his predecessor. Your shahida suge. When he came into power last year and the bfi london film festival is getting underway with an impressive program of more than one hundred and fifty feature films including twenty one. Well premieres. this year's edition will run until the seventeenth of october. And you can find out more by heading to monaco dot com forward slash minute those the day's headlines bacteria chris. Thank you very much. Emma now to germany where the future after angela merkel remains an open question but this week we got our first signals of just. What kind of government could come in her place. The last seven days have seen political parties meeting in various constellations to try and figure out. Just what type of coalition might hold over the next four years. Although the social democrats claimed the top spot in last month's election it is actually the greens and the free democrats. Who are in the driver's seat and expected to decide by the end of this week whether to formally start. Coalition talks with the pd. Now joining me here in the studio to unpack more of this is quentin peel. Who used to be the f. Berlin correspondent quentin is now chatham house europe Now at chatham houses europe program. I should say quinton. Thanks very much for for coming in. It's obviously still early days at this stage of the coalition talks. But let me just tell us. First of all what your impression has been of these these i these first meetings between the parties. Well i think that They are moving really slowly but quite steadily towards What they call a traffic light coalition with the social in the lead olaf scholz to be the next chancellor and the greens and the liberals To be the other two parties so that would be red green and yellow. And that's the traffic light coalition and i expect talks again to start. Maybe even tomorrow nate. Maybe even tomorrow so in in that sense moving quite fast though we have to say the way the way that the german system works is takes of course much longer than that. This was just sort of an exploratory phase as it were over the last week and now if you say talks would start tomorrow. That's where it gets really serious. What what do you think are some of the biggest sticking points. I guess between these these three parties. Well i think the really key problem. They've got is how to bind the liberals the free democratic party Into the government the liberals want the job of finance minister that's what they're bidding for and that actually is in a way the most difficult element of that policy for the other two parties because the greens are pretty strongly opposed to raising taxes to try and claw back on the debt. That's been accumulated over the pandemic and the greens also very much For budget discipline within the european union. And if sorry not the greens. I mean the liberals are very much for the firfer budget discipline the you so the eu is watching. These talks with some nervousness. I think cookstown linda. The leader of the free gets that job of finance minister. That could be quite difficult much easier if they could go to say the foreign ministry which isn't so controversial but of course they want the finance ministry that is that is their hub. If you will. I mean in that sense. Is it even. Is it surprising to you That this such a coalition. I guess is even possible particularly the greens on the one hand. More the more left of centre party and the free democrats on the other as as you talked about there when it comes to finance isn't even surprising that these two parties are trying to get along and have you been surprised that they're even able to find some commonalities. Well i think they both want to be in government. They don't like just twiddling. That comes on the back benches and and just being opponents of government. So i think that is actually. What's driving them. They they want to share the action and the social democrats. Sola schultz is quite a canny. Operator he's prepared to give them an influence that means that they can turn around to their electors and say we're going to get a good deal of what we want with the greens. Obviously it's it's a strong environmental policy Action on climate change and with the liberals they will be there saying we are pro business This is not just to be a left-wing government. We will make sure that business doesn't get screwed. And i think schultz is a wildly old bird. He knows how to run these things. So i must admit i'm starting to think we may see a german government little bit quicker than i thought before Lintner of the ftp says he hopes for a government by mid december. Well just just finally very quickly. On that i just What do you expect if if there is a coalition Will it be a style where it's sort of. Every party has their domain as it were or will it be sort of common denominator agreement across all the issues. I think more of the former every party sort of rules in its own area. That's the tradition in germany. So if you're trying to cover german politics journalists for example you really do have to cover all the bases. You can't just say. Oh i've got the word from the finance ministry that will be the gospel. You've got to discover what the chancellor's office wants and what the economics ministry wants. Each one goes their own way so a german government is a matter of interesting complexity interesting complexity indeed quentin. Thank you very much for joining us here. That was quentin peel from chatham house. You're listening to the briefing here on monocle. Twenty four now monaco. Twenty.

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"fumio kishida" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:52 min | 8 months ago

"fumio kishida" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Variability and reliably predicting global warming The other half of the Nobel was awarded to Giorgio parisi of Italy Japan's new prime minister says he has spoken by phone to President Biden and received strong assurances of the U.S. commitment to defend its ally and PR's Anthony Kuhn says Japan's parliament voted in its new leader yesterday Fumio kishida says Biden restated the U.S.'s commitment to defend the disputed senkaku or in Chinese islands The islands in the East China Sea are a regional flashpoint claimed by both countries as their territory Neither leader mentioned China by name but said they opposed economic intimidation and unilateral efforts to change the status quo in the east and South China seas Kishida and Biden also discussed working towards a world without nuclear weapons The issue has special resonance for kishida who's a lawmaker representing Hiroshima the first city to suffer a nuclear attack Anthony Kuhn in PR news soul President Biden heads to Michigan today to promote his domestic spending priorities including his three and a half $1 trillion budget proposal This is NPR news from Washington At its WNYC in New York at 8 32 good morning on Michael hill 16 overcast scattered late morning showers cloudy and 67 a day We have delays on MJ transits northeast corner north Jersey coast Morrison and 6 Motley bouton and rare and valley lines In the news New York's largest private hospital northwell health says it laid off 1400 employees who had not gotten vaccinated for COVID-19 the state mandate required hospital and nursing home workers get at least one dose of the vaccine by last Monday A northwell spokesperson says it regrets losing any employ but as healthcare providers the company owes it to the community to have a fully vaccinated workforce Northwell says immunization rates are now up to 100% of the network's 23 hospitals in hundreds of outpatient clinics the layoffs represent less than 2% of northwest roughly 77,000 employees Brooklyn state senator Zelda mairie is calling on governor Cathy hoku to probe law enforcement in military ranks in the state for members of the oath keepers and extremists anti government militia linked to the deadly attack on the U.S. capitol in January the demand comes on the heels of a WNYC investigation and found possible ties with police as well as a high ranking member of the New York State division of military and naval affairs who signed up with the group in a letter to the governor of my recalled in her to eradicate such extremism We've already seen what they want to do We have to be proactive in going after whomever in our law enforcement ranks may have affiliations A spokesperson for governor hoeke says her office is investigating that the governor has zero tolerance for extremist views State lawmakers representing parts of queens are calling on the governor to kill the federally approved air train project to Laguardia airport They say the $2 billion undertaking was a pet project of former governor Andrew Cuomo that it's time to find a cheaper alternative State senator Jessica Ramos says her district has more pressing needs including recovery from tropical storm Ida's flooding and alleviating food deserts We can find a better use for $2 billion of our taxpayer dollars He found her can not eat the air train Governor hulk was calling on the port authority to look at possible alternatives to the air train Your forecast overcast and 60 now scattered late morning showers cloudy with a high new 67 in the 70s tomorrow and Thursday It's 8 35 Support for NPR comes from member stations and from TIAA when one helps others futures.

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"fumio kishida" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:44 min | 8 months ago

"fumio kishida" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Japanese government has chosen a former top diplomat as the country's next prime minister NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports the new leader will be put to the test in the general elections at the end of this month Parliament formally voted in fumio kishida after he won an internal election for head of the ruling party Kishida is well known in Washington from his time as foreign minister from 2012 to 2017 As a child he attended school in Queens New York Kishida is seen as a moderate and a consensus builder He scheduled general elections for October 31st while his approval ratings should still be fairly high That's NPR's Anthony Kuhn reporting You're listening to NPR news in Washington The trial gets underway today in Cleveland to determine whether retail pharmacy chains are liable for costs related to the opioid crisis Two counties in Ohio sued CVS Walgreens Walmart and giant eagle claiming the company's created an expensive public nuisance by dispensing millions of painkillers into their communities The company say they're blameless and that pharmacist merely filled prescriptions written by physicians for legitimate medical needs Italian investigators are looking into what caused a private plane to crash into a building after take off near Milan on Sunday killing all 8 people on board and PR Sylvia Poe Jolie reports the flight recorder has been retrieved The aircraft was a single engine executive type plane that had flown from Bucharest Romania to Milan on September 30th with no apparent problem Shortly after it took off from Milan's Lena de airport en route to obey on the island of Sardinia it crashed near a subway station landing on the roof of a building that was empty at the time People in the area heard a blast in a thick column of dark smoke rose from the crash site and was visible for miles Milan prosecutor tiziano sequenced told reporters that all aboard were foreigners including the pilot who was roumanian so people NPR news Rome Hi Windsor Johnston NPR news in Washington I'm Michael hill at WNYC in New York at 5 33 a rainy first Monday in October Good morning I'm Michael hill 69 now more rain to come and a high of 73 Last week was a deadline for some healthcare workers to get vaccinated and now starting today New York City public school staff must be as well One enthusiastic supporter of the mandates is Daniel lynch who was in Union Square yesterday He started work at New York Presbyterian hospital and says he is on board with the vaccine mandate there If.

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"fumio kishida" Discussed on Fear And Greed

Fear And Greed

02:37 min | 8 months ago

"fumio kishida" Discussed on Fear And Greed

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"fumio kishida" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

06:44 min | 8 months ago

"fumio kishida" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Use authorization yet. A federal judge has temporarily blocked south carolina statewide ban on school mask. Mandates the aclu of south carolina argued. The ban put students with certain disabilities. That's significant risk earlier. This week in arizona judge ruled the state's ban on public school mask. Mandates was unconstitutional and international corona virus. News cuba's begun delivering. Its three dose of dulles vaccine to vietnam and venezuela last week cuba asked the world health organization to review and approve its abdullah and sarah dose vaccines. Russia reported its highest daily. Cova death toll tuesday with over eight hundred fifty fatalities amidst a new surge. Syrian health officials warn. Hospitals are overwhelmed as the war torn nation deals with its worst surge since the start of the pandemic as of last week just over one percent of the population was fully vaccinated. Japan will lift its state of emergency thursday for the first time in almost half a year as the number of new cases and deaths have been decreasing in other news from japan. Former foreign minister. Fumio kishida is poised to become japan's next prime minister after winning a leadership race for the ruling liberal democratic party the outgoing prime minister yoshihiko suge has faced widespread criticism over its mishandling of the pandemic and supporting the olympics announced his resignation last month after less than a year and power a representative of hero. Shaima cachito has campaigned for the abolition of nuclear weapons though has defended japan's policy of not signing onto the tree on the prohibition of nuclear weapons citing japan's reliance on the extended nuclear deterrence provided by the united states a longtime ally an independent investigation found over eighty alleged cases of sexual abuse and assault at the hands of aid workers in the democratic republic of congo during the ebola outbreak between two thousand eighteen and two thousand twenty twenty of those in world health organization employees. Dozens of survivors spoke to investigators among the accounts. Nine allegations of rape sexual harassment intimidation by superiors at work and promise favors in exchange for sex on tuesday w. h. o. Director general headdress. Adam gabrielle says offered an apology to survivors so just from saudi for what was done to you by people who are employed by. Who to serve and protect you. Shorty for the ongoing suffering that. This must 'cause. I'm sorry that you have hot to relief to relieve them in talking to the commission about your experiences. In haiti elections planned for november have been postponed until twenty twenty two after prime minister. Reo only dismiss the electoral council amid haiti's mounting political and humanitarian crises. Meanwhile the biden administration's continuing its mass expulsion of haitian asylum-seekers deporting over four thousand haitians. In the past ten days in germany. Berlin residents voted in a referendum to seize back some two hundred forty thousand apartments from corporate landlords in an effort to combat gentrification and soaring rents the measure the not binding which see the municipal government by back housing from powerful landlords a real estate companies that own more than three thousand units and turn the units into affordable public housing. The european court of justice issued a ruling today annulling to trade deals between the european union morocco including fishing and agricultural products from western sahara territory occupied by morocco. Since one thousand nine hundred seventy five. This is the third time the court has struck down. Trade deals between morocco and the block ruling that western sahara cannot be part of the eu trade deal with morocco. Without the express consent of the people of the territory in maryland judge sentenced jared ramos the gunmen who stormed the capital gazette newsroom on june. Twenty eighth two thousand eighteen and murdered five people to five life sentences without parole along with two other life sentences survivors of the attack. Brief family members testified before tuesday's sentencing capital gazette photographer and survivor of the mass shooting. Paul gillespie spoke outside the courthouse. We're going to be any closure. I mean i lost five of my family. Members kyle was almost killed myself It's something that haunts me every day. But think about this. What happened to me and my family in arizona. Federal judges temporarily banned a key. Portion of new sweeping anti-abortion law. That would make it a felony for doctors to terminate pregnancies due to a fetal genetic defects such as down syndrome. The court however denied a request to block another part of the law that classifies fetuses embryos and fertilized eggs is people starting at the point of conception and in chile. Lawmakers have approved debate on legislation that would expand access to abortion chilean reproductive. Justice advocates are celebrating. What's a first step toward the south. American nation decriminalising abortion. This comes as thousands of women took to the streets across latin america. Tuesday demanding the legalization of abortion on international safe abortion day. This is a protester in el salvador. Independent country has a high rate of pregnancies of girls and adolescents. It shows that there is sexual abuse lack of protection of children. There are forced to continue with their pregnancy season cruel conditions and that they have to put aside their life projects. It is a violation of the right of girls in adolescence over twenty latin american country still ban abortion without exception including salvador where women have been sentenced to decades in prison accused of homicide even cases where they've had miscarriages and other obstetric emergencies and those are some of the headlines. This is democracy now democracy now dot or the warren pace report. I mean me. Goodman in new york joined by democracy now co host one than solace in new brunswick new jersey high one i mean welcome to our listeners and viewers across the country and around the world well president fighting cancelled a trip to chicago today so he can stay in washington dc as crucial negotiations. Continue on the bipartisan infrastructure. Deal and build back.

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"fumio kishida" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

05:21 min | 8 months ago

"fumio kishida" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"Need a card built for business. How fumio kishida beat a much. More popular rival to become japan's next prime minister. By chad guzman. Japan's former foreign minister fumio kishida a longtime stalwart of the ruling liberal democratic party or l. Dp looks set to become the country's next prime minister after he was elected party president on wednesday because shida age sixty four. Beat the head of japan's cova nineteen vaccination program fifty eight-year-old tarraco no in a runoff poll among l. dp lawmakers and rank and file party members winning by eighty seven votes. Because she was installed as l. Dp leader after a deal among party powerbrokers despite what many political observers say is his lack of personal appeal and much broader public support for kono jeffrey kingston. The director of asian studies at temple university in japan previously told time that he finds kushida to have zero charisma and believes he lacks possess and his communication with the public. Kushida has support by one of the ldp's largest factions but only led kono by one vote in the first round of party voting yoshikazu cotto. A director of a tokyo based research and consulting firm transpacific group believes ca. Cheetahs team was able to secure more votes without from supporters of ultra conservative candidate. Sake kaci who was vying to become japan's first female prime minister to kaci came in third and was eliminated from the race in the first round along with moderate party executive seiko noda who felt a fourth 'cause she'd and kaci both of them in both of their teams have already decided if things have gone to the second round. What they are going to do cotto tells time this is the secret to why kushida accomplished such a big win ultimately kushida may have been more palatable to the ldp's conservative elders than kono is more liberal and supports legalizing. Same sex marriage and phasing out nuclear power observers. Say katu aunts. That kushida was the first candidates to join the race to succeed. Prime minister shahida suge. Who had bowed out from the leadership race earlier. This month amid anger over his government's cove in nineteen response from the beginning until today because she has been very consistent and confident and very much ready for what happens next. He says since the ldp dominates the lower house of the national diet. Japan's legislature 'cause she is virtually guaranteed to become prime minister next month. The ldp's new leader is also expected to secure the party. Another four years in power and the general elections this fall the main opposition party the constitutional democratic party or cdp has struggled to pull over ten percent observers say. Japan's incoming leader will have to address long standing issues such as the aging population and threats brought on by china's increasing assertiveness in the region on top of helping the country recover from the cove in nineteen pandemic. Tokyo's diplomatic ties with beijing have also been strained. Japanese leaders have spoken out in support of taiwan and criticised increased chinese incursions into territory around islands in the east china sea that are claimed by both japan and china kishida a nine term member of the house of representatives was in charge of foreign affairs for more than four years under prime minister. Shinzo ave abe japan's longest serving foreign minister he had met with his chinese counterpart one e several times which cotto believes may bode better ties between the two countries although he has advocated continuing dialogue with china japan's top trading partner because she has promised to take a harder line militarily and supports boosting. Tokyo's defense budget amend the threat posed by beijing however gatto says because she is not pro china or anti-china but he is a person who can talk on. Japan's economy kushida says the country needs a new capitalism to help narrow a wealth gap that has grown with covert nineteen pandemic. He has called for a major stimulus package as well as setting aside of ninety billion dollars to fund scientific developments and renewable energy. He has also advocated moving away from the deregulation of business that began in the early two thousands while the economy grew faster than expected after suge announced he would not continue his arm. it's continued recovery may be slowed by the surge of corona virus infections in july and august regarded by political peers as a moderate. Because she did we'll have to win back the public's support and improve the approval ratings of the government to do this however because she does personality could make it harder for him to get his across to the japanese. Public says cotto especially compared with the more forthright kono kingston of temple university says attending to japan's wealth inequality will help improve the ldp's image which will boost its chances of maintaining power. When the general election comes in november. Kushida has to hit the ground. Running kingston says he has to deliver. He has promised these things.

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Fumio Kishida wins Japan leadership race, setting him up to become prime minister

The Economist: The Intelligence

02:17 min | 8 months ago

Fumio Kishida wins Japan leadership race, setting him up to become prime minister

"Japan's ruling liberal democratic party or ldp held its leadership runoff election. The last round was between two former foreign ministers. Kishida fumio and kotaro. Mr kushida came out on top. The ldp has dominated japanese politics since its founding in the nineteen fifties. So the party's new. President will be the country's new prime minister when tsuyoshi he steps down toy so in his victory speech. Mr kishida said that from today. I will with all of my energy. Get straight to work. How and where he will channel that energy though is still something of an open question as is how much. The electorate will support him. This year's election for the presidency was more unpredictable than most heading into the vote. Today there was some some genuine uncertainty about who would emerge the victor noah. Sneider is the economists. Tokyo bureau chief but this kind of free for all uncertain circus like for the mvp at least election campaign. I think really master distracted from deeper and more worrying trend in japanese politics namely growing voter apathy and disillusionment from the political process and given that apathy. How do you think it is that. Mr kishida came out on top. The dynamics of this election were a bit complicated. But let's unpack them. Konno tato former foreign and defense minister was the favourite in public and the favourite amongst younger diet members in the ldp who saw him as potentially more transformative figure who also crucially might help them keep their jobs in elections that are looming in later. This fall masan however is unpopular amongst. The party's old guard and and they see him sort of unreliable uncontrollable. He has a reputation for being a bit of a maverick so he won. The the vote of the rank and file in the first round of the party's election but he didn't win enough support amongst his colleagues to win the election outright so it went into a second round run-off there to she support from within the party really proved decisive. It is i think a result that reflects the enduring strength of the ldp's establishment and is in some ways the kind of rebuke of public

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"fumio kishida" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

02:15 min | 9 months ago

"fumio kishida" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"Japan's prime minister you shahida suge is resigning. Here's what that means by amy guna. You'll shahida suge is bowing out. As prime minister of japan amid increasing anger over his government's handling of covert nineteen in the wake of the tokyo olympics. He announced friday that he will not seek reelection as leader of the liberal democrat party or ldp at the end of september suge age. Seventy two became prime minister just one year ago after long-serving prime minister shinzo ave stepped down over health concerns. He said during a party meeting friday that he wanted to focus on the corona virus pandemic instead of continuing on as the head of the ldp with a general election upcoming in the fall. Sagoes resignation paves the way for a new leader of the world's third largest economy. Here's what the know about subas resignation and what it means for japan. Why is suge stepping aside after just a year in office. Soukous popularity has plummeted over his handling of the corona virus. Pandemic japan is currently battling its largest wave of the virus since the pandemic began subas insincere and ambiguous comments and actions on containing the pandemic every single day have may japanese citizens very frustrated says yoshikazu cotto a research fellow at the racquet insecurities economic research institute in tokyo. The public nowadays basically does not trust the government at all suka hoped the olympics would help boost his popularity but despite a record medal count for japan has ratings sank even lower. The number of covert nineteen cases has surged to all-time highs in recent weeks in japan due to the more contagious delta variant. The japanese public angry after subas decision to hold the international event in the midst of a pandemic as increasingly ignored government pleas to stay at home support for the prime minister was below thirty percent in both july and august according to polls by local media suge has long been under pressure due to criticism of his corona virus response and a host of other issues says christie davila the deputy director of the asia program at the german marshall fund of the united states.

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"fumio kishida" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:49 min | 1 year ago

"fumio kishida" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Suga is expected to be installed as Japan's new prime minister on Wednesday how they won the ruling. LD. Please vote for party leader question now turns to his picks to help run the country. Bring a Bloomberg screw me. Mori joining us from Tokyo with the latest so grew me what happens next? Yes, the new GP Presidents Yoshi. The saga will form a new cabinets, one that works for the people. He says he wants to appoint those who are reform minded and align with his thinking, regardless of faction affiliations. Here's what we know so far. Local media is reporting a single plans to retain Finance Minister Taro Also Foreign Minister Toshimitsu, the LDP secretary general Toshihide Tony Chi and died. Affairs cherish Hitoshi Moriyama, all likely to stay in their posts as a Sign of maintaining stability in the reshuffle were saying reports that single will appoint cuts Nobukado as chief cabinet secretary to succeed him. He's also expected to name still Masato as chairman of the party's general counsel, and how come in Shimoda will take over as policy chief, replacing one of Syria's election rivals, Fumio Kishida. And Kurumi Sukha, widely expected to continue with economics. Jessica has pledged to continue pushing ahead with economic saying We need to make sure everyone in the country can feel reassured and live a stable life. He told lawmakers. He would maintain Jin the obvious key policies and bring reform to areas where needed. That means he's likely to keep largely the monetary and fiscal policies as they are while trying to make his own mark on structural reform, one of the first key economic decisions for him as the new prime minister would be the timing of the switch to simulating a return to growth. Instead of focusing on life support and aid for businesses and households hit by Cove in 19. And creepy. Uh, there's talks of a snap election. We heard from tire, also the finance minister early this morning, saying that an early election must be considered if the Olympics is held in 2021. Power. Those two related Yeah, that's right, well the general elections in general, they have to be called by October 2021. Some senior LDP lawmakers have hinted at a snap election before the L V P election, including Tara also, as you said. He said it may come soon after the new prime minister is named defenseman Tarragona also expecting one, possibly in October sometime next month. We're not sure yet, though, because at the news conference last night suit suggested it would be difficult unless experts view the virus is being fully brought under control. He stress that it's important to rebuild the Japanese economy while at the same time containing the virus. But Tara also saying the early election must be considered if Olympics or held in 2021. Last time in 2008 when they tried to re shuffle the Cabinet they couldn't do so because of the financial economic crisis. LEM Excrement Mori in Tokyo. Now let's do a quick check of the latest business flesh headlines. Sony is said to have cut his estimated PlayStation five production for this fiscal year by four million units, taking that down to around 11 million It's always production issues with its custom designed system on chip for the new console, so bank will raise more than $10 billion from selling about a third of its domestic wireless, um, marking Japan's biggest secondary share sales in a decade. A Japanese firm will sell Self Bancorp's shares and 1204 yen apiece. The landmark sail along with the agreement to sell its chip division, onto and video Helps refill Masayoshi Son war.

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Japan's Prime Minister resigns for health reasons

Monocle 24: The Briefing

06:15 min | 1 year ago

Japan's Prime Minister resigns for health reasons

"It is a week or so since Japan's longest-serving, Prime Minister Shinzo are announced that he would be standing down for health reasons that discreet interval having elapsed those who fancy succeeding him as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party and therefore Prime Minister of beginning to make themselves known among the first out of the traps is Yoshi suger currently chief cabinet secretary already seen as the favorite the former foreign, Minister Fumio Kishida and former. Defense. Minister Shapiro she but also like their chances, the decision is due on. September. Fourteenth joining me with more is molecules Tokyo bureau chief. Your New Wilson. Fiona is this the one horse race that some are already calling it? Yes, I'm afraid I think it is amazing. Things have happening over the last couple of days in Japan you're right there are three key people standing but really the LDP party, the party executives have swung into action and pretty much. So not the race for Soga to win it's going to be very difficult for him to lose the L. TPS. Famously, it's got these factions seven factions and it seems that saga although he only just a matter of hours go announced. His candidacy seems he's already secured. Five of the seven factions. Votes can be quite hard to beat him and yesterday that was an amazing meeting of the Executive Council of the Party and they decided not to bother with the votes from the rank and file, which really sent a clear signal because among the rank and file issue the former defense minister, he's the top choice. He's also the top choice with the public. He pulls much higher than Sukkur and clearly the party Did Not want him to win. So the in a way it's been rigged actually the vote and it's very good news for Soga and not for anyone else standing on that point though if Ishiba is the more popular candidate among the actual Japanese Public Roy is he not seen as more of a contender by the Party grandees? It's interesting. He's been relentless critic of Shinzo Bay and that's one him. No friends he he just does not have enough support within the party and it's a sort of a grudge I suppose you could say he stood against. A couple of times in two, thousand and twelve he stood against obey. He actually won the first round when it was, you know down to the rank and file he won. He lost in the second round when it came down to the the members of the politicians. So he's he's seen as trouble he's criticized throughout he you know I in a natural way he's got plenty to say about what's going on within his own party. He's he's being critical of our based diplomacy. He thinks it's to US centric he he feels that the stimulus packages that she has set the ABA. Policies that he's feels not sustainable in the long term and he's voiced very openly. So he's one no friends within the policy leaders and I think now it's unfortunately for him. It's coming home to roost. So if we are going to have to get used to the idea of your Shahida, suge as the next prime minister of Japan, do we understand yet what sort of prime minister he intends to be? Basically, who is he? Yeah, it's an interesting one I mean. People outside Japan wet name much about him although he's been obeys right hand man throughout since two thousand twelve he's he's the public face of the government. He's the top spokesperson. He's there every day at the press conferences batting off critism of Shinto. Ebbe. There are questions about unfortunate scandals, how how Abbas dealing with the pandemic. It's been super who's dealt with all that. So he is a very, very well known face here. He's. He's sometimes referred to his uncle ray were not not particularly affectionately, but he was the man who revealed the name of the new Japanese era when there's new. The new era begins and we are now in the era of war and he was the man who revealed that on television. So he's sort of got this nickname, but there's not a lot. He's revealed about himself personally in seventy one. Well, when when he came on today his press conference, he pretty much announced exactly what kind of prime minster he'll be, which is continuity Abba he said he'll be dealing with coronavirus. He'll continue with up a NOMEX and he'll continue Abbas diplomatic policy which is based on the US Japan. Alliance and I think that's where he differed from issue who was trying to do the exact opposite really saying. Issue has been saying we need more friends in south. East Asia not so US centric, he doesn't fancy what they call the golf diplomacy the great bromance between trump and pay, which is much spoken of. Not. Sure. How much trump considered it although he did he did tweets that he considered to be Japan's greatest prime minister which prompted much hilarity on twitter to see if anyone could ask trump who was his second greatest pick suspecting that he probably couldn't name and other Japanese prime minister so that that really he's continuity and for some people about important but it seems the public were they wanted a bit of change maybe not a complete revolution. They've maybe would have liked to fresh face, but it looks like it's going to be so good and it's a very short election campaign really starts in the seventh ends on the fourteenth with the Prime Minister being appointed on the sixteenth seventeenth in a special session just finally, and briefly owner is it politically viable for the Liberal Democratic Party just to install him as prime minister and let him crack on there won't be any talk of early general election or anything. There isn't at the moment, but there has to be a general election by next Autumn Anyway twenty, twenty one. This is so. It would be pretty remarkable if he were to come in and immediately call a general election. So I think not. But there are some very dissenting voices I notice the Asahi Shimbun, huge center-left newspaper second-biggest paper. In Japan, remember the circulations are enormous and described this whole process of how suit of being shoehorned into the role as bleak and pathetic. So it's not like There is across the board support for is going to have a bit of a battle with the public. He hasn't actually put a foot wrong so far he said very little. He only announced his candidacy tonight so. We'll see how it turns out but at the moment, it looks like it's going to be business as usual. If, you're on a Wilson in Tokyo Bureau. Thank you for joining

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Resigns Due To Poor Health

Monocle 24: The Briefing

04:01 min | 1 year ago

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Resigns Due To Poor Health

"In a parallel universe where things proceed more or less according to plan Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Albay is basking in the glow endowed by triumphant Tokyo Olympics. The games however postponed a while ago for reasons requiring no reiteration, and it now appears that Shinzo Abe's victory lap has also been canceled obey Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister has announced that he is to stand down for health reasons he offered the Japanese people, his apologies for failing to complete his term I'm joined first of all by Monaco Tokyo Bureau Chief Funeral Wilson. Is this announcement is surprise. Well, everybody knows that Shinzo up as being well, it's been rumored for long time. We who's been in hospital a couple of times in the last fortnight. So that's not the surprise I. Think the rapid resignation did come as a surprise to many people including people quite close to you know there was a Cabinet Office meeting this morning and I think that really. has taken a lot of journalists who follow the story pretty closely by surprise when he explained why he said simply that you know he's he's had a recurring bout of. Ulcerative colitis which he's had since he was a teenager, he said it's not going to get better without some serious medication and you felt that that made it impossible for him to continue. Is there any cause at all to be cynical about this? It's not untidily on heard of four politicians for whom things are not going well to plead ill health. No doubt people will say that I mean his excuse for the timing was that. It's a corona virus pandemic. We all know that he said number going down slightly for winter is coming and going to be another. Whatever wave we're up to. There's also going to be seasonal flu and he felt that it was time to to pass the baton. You know you've got a new diet sessions coming up possible reshuffle. It just was a very packed schedule ahead and he said that he just felt his health was not to it and he wouldn't be doing right by the Japanese people he stayed in his position. How Japanese media generally reporting this? What kind of tone does the coverage of? Well I. Think it's. Absolutely blanket coverage his speech was live everywhere. I think, yes, we had to notice surprise. You know they say it's a sad fact in politics that once you've announced your resignation, the big discussion as well who's going to take over so that's really where it's going. Now I think the analysis about his legacy and he was asked about his legacy actually the press conference. And he was quite frank about that. That that will come in the next few days. But at the moment, the big big issue is who's going to take over him. He's from him. He said he'll stay in power until somebody takes over and I think they're now you know trying to quickly get some kind of election together it may not be conventional Lt P. Presidential election may not involve all the local Party members. It might just be the Diet members, the two houses and So that's that's the big question who's going to take over the does kinda preempt. The final question I was going to put to you do we actually know yet? The likeliest next Prime Minister of Japan. Well hundred we don't there lots of candidates, lots of potential Kansas pluses and minuses to all of them I think a lot of people look looking at some very, very reliable solid candidates, Yoshihiko suge who's been chief cabinet secretary absolutely loyal up a stalwart for years he seen as a safe pair of hands and heavily being backed by the LP secretary general Mr Nikai who's WHO's extremely Influential behind the scenes, his name won't be known too many people but he's very very important. He's one of the names you've got Fumio Kishida policy chief of the L.. DP? He's been a foreign minister. He may be a little bit considered a bit too dovish. They said bit too soft on some of the constitutional issues on China and Ibar who has been a longtime rival of. Shinzo Abbas. Maybe. This will finally be his time. People are saying he has a loss of local of grassroots support and he he could finally see his moment. Now

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