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"liberal democratic party" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:05 min | 3 months ago

"liberal democratic party" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"On rising input costs to consumers including for raw materials and staffing Now for the latest in global news here's Bloomberg Good morning Anna We start in Japan where prime minister Vimeo kushida's party held onto its majority in the general election The ruling liberal Democratic Party lost some of its seats but averted a prediction in the polls that it may need to govern with a coalition partner Kishida will work on passing an extra budget as soon as possible and says tax breaks for companies that raise salaries will be stepped up Now as cock 26 gets underway 2021 is now expected to qualify among the hottest 7 years in history according to an early estimate by the United Nations Bloomberg's you imparts reports The 7 hottest years in the past 170 are all in the last 7 years That's according to an early estimate by the United Nations The world has warmed 1.1° since industrialization in the 19th century with the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide the biggest driver of this heating reaching beyond 413 parts per million The report says that's the highest CO2 level in estimates from geological evidence going back a 125,000 years As Scott was discussed how to keep warming below 2° this week's cop 26 summit climate change continues to heat the planet at a rate unprecedented in geological history In London I'm young pot split by daybreak Europe At least 17 people have been injured after two trains collided in a railway tunnel in Salisbury a carriage on a service from Portsmouth to Bristol derailed then another traveling from London Waterloo crashed into it Andy Cole is the Dorset and Wiltshire assistant chief fire officer Firefighters have carried out a thorough search of the train carriages and we've assisted with the evacuation of approximately 100 people We do not believe there are any further casualties on board the train and we can confirm that there are no fatalities There will now be an investigation into the incident And prime minister Boris Johnson insists that the UK.

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"liberal democratic party" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:46 min | 3 months ago

"liberal democratic party" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"The European Union and of course we will hear from Ryanair's CO speaking to Bloomberg this morning We'll bring you that full interview later Let's get to the global news now for that Bloomberg Hannah George has the details Good morning yousef Thank you In Japan prime minister fuma kushida's party held on to its majority in the general election The ruling liberal Democratic Party lost some of its seats but averted a prediction in the polls that it may need to govern with a coalition partner Kishida says a concrete plan is now needed to raise wages and he will work on passing an extra budget as soon as possible Now as cop 26 gets underway 2021 is expected to qualify among the hottest 7 years in history according to an early estimate by the United Nations Bloomberg's young Potts reports The 7 hottest years in the past 170 are all in the last 7 years That's according to an early estimate by the United Nations The world has warmed 1.1° since industrialisation in the 19th century with the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide the biggest driver of this heating reaching beyond 413 parts per million The report says that's the highest CO2 level in estimates from geological evidence going back a 125,000 years As countries discuss how to keep warming below 2° this week's cop 26 summit climate change continues to heat the planet at a rate unprecedented in geological history In London I'm your own pot split by daybreak Europe At least 17 people have been injured after two trains collided in a railway tunnel in Salisbury a carriage on a service from Portsmouth to Bristol derailed then another traveling from London Waterloo crashed into it Andy Cole is the Dorset and Wiltshire assistant chief fire officer Firefighters have carried out a thorough search of the train carriages and we've assisted with the evacuation of approximately 100 people We do not believe there are any further casualties on board the train and we can confirm that there are no fatalities There will now be an investigation into the incident And prime minister Boris Johnson insists that the UK will have a Christmas without lockdowns despite a spike in COVID cases Another 38,009 new infections were reported across the UK yesterday There have also been a further 74 deaths reported within 28 days of a positive test but Johnson says he's seen no evidence to think any kind of lockdown is on the cards Global news 24 hours a day on air and Don Bloomberg quick take powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120 countries I am Hanna George this is Bloomberg Caroline Thank you so much a Hannah with the world news so try to avoid a repeat of last Christmas difficulties with Boris Johnson Well speaking of Boris Johnson of course he is hosting.

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"liberal democratic party" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:48 min | 3 months ago

"liberal democratic party" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Are due to open in Japan in the next few hours in Sunday's elections The ruling liberal Democratic Party is expected to lose seats but not lose power despite a widespread view that it fumbled the response to COVID and went ahead with the Tokyo Summer Olympics in the face of huge public opposition In fact the LDP has failed to retain power in only two elections since 1955 Rupert wingfield Hayes reports I'm standing on a bridge over a beautiful crystal clear stream flowing down a valley This little town I'm standing in is called okama It has a population of around 5000 people This place is voted consistently over the last few decades For the candidate from the liberal Democratic Party The LDP has ruled over Japan for all but 6 of the last 65 years And the parties remarkable success is in many ways down to places like this Walk down the street here and mostly what you see is older people And older people vote I met this couple in their 70s on their way to cast an early ballot I'm voting for the LDP the husband says it will be a huge mess if we let the opposition in They don't have the experience the LDP has I agree with my husband his wife says He needs to recognize So what about the opposition On a Tokyo street corner a candidate from the Communist Party is making a speech trying to drum up support There are at least 9 opposition parties in Japan It's one reason they do so badly So.

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"liberal democratic party" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

03:12 min | 3 months ago

"liberal democratic party" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"Local media reports sent Japan's imperial household agency, which handles the royal family's affairs, submitted legal paperwork to register the couple's union on their behalf on Tuesday morning. Under law, females lose their imperial status for marrying a commoner, with moko being the latest family member to leave the Japanese monarchy after aakko Maria in 2018. She now becomes plain Marco kamura, and the 9th princess to renounce her royal status in post war, Japan, with her exodus reigniting debate about the shrinking royal line. Women are not eligible to ascend the Japanese throne, and Succession must be patrilineal, which limits the number of possible future monarchs. Only three men can succeed emperor Naruhito is 55 year old younger brother, crown prince, akishino, his 15 year old nephew, prince. And his 85 year old uncle, prince Hitachi. An earlier poll from broadcaster NHK suggested that most Japanese would be ready to break from tradition by having an Empress or an emperor from the maternal line to ensure stable Succession. But the ruling conservative elite, including prime minister of fumio kushida, want to preserve the world's oldest monarchy the way it is now. They believe that the unbroken male line is essential to the legitimacy of the throne, says Jeffrey Kingston, the director of Asian studies at temple university in Tokyo. This isn't really about the facts. It's about a patriarchal ideology and the assumption that women wouldn't be appropriate as sort of the symbol of the nation, which the emperor is under the constitution. The concept of a female Japanese monarch isn't new, 8 empresses have taken the chrysanthemum thrown in the past, though all of them were descendants from the male line. It was only an 1889 that women were explicitly barred from ruling, an updated imperial house law in 1947, also stripped the royal status of 11 collateral family branches who shared a common ancestor with the imperial family. A princess will have to relinquish her imperial status if she weds outside the nobility. But this legal measure drastically reduced the pool of eligible males. Meanwhile, there were no princes born in the four decades after 1965, sparking concern for the future of the line. While apprehensions were eased in 2006, when prince ishita was born, the problem with Succession looms prince his shishito is the only male out of the 7 remaining royal imperial family members under 40. If all the unwed princesses Mary commoners, he will be the only Japanese royal left and speculation over the royal line will reappear. While his wife produce a male heir, that will be the only thing people care about, Kingston tells time. Kushida's government has tasked with addressing the issue being a leader of the conservative liberal Democratic Party and a member of the right wing nationalist group Nippon Kai, the.

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

The Economist: The Intelligence

02:17 min | 4 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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"liberal democratic party" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:55 min | 4 months ago

"liberal democratic party" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"I'm John Tucker in New York with your global look ahead at the top stories for investors in the coming week Japanese politics will be in the spotlight as we start the new week and to explain why let's head to Hong Kong now Bloomberg daybreak Asia host Brian Curtis and his colleagues and prisoner John Japan's liberal Democratic Party will choose its next leader in the coming week and the competition is heating up And the winner becomes prime minister and will lead the party into general elections in November Doug and I asked Bloomberg's Isabel Reynolds to join us Israel covers Asia governments for us and is based in Tokyo Isabel the candidates are getting kind of creative here in their usage of social media and such You might be expecting me to actually ask you who has gained the upper hand But I really want to start with what's the dominant issue Oh that's a very interesting question I think obviously there's the handling of the coronavirus The reason why the current prime minister prime minister yoshihisa is stepping down is because there was so much criticism essentially of his handling of the virus So most of the candidates are coming forward saying that they're going to introduce a massive new spending package to help the economy get through this period And there have been a lot of other ideas about improving healthcare provision But apart from that I mean it's the economy And it's also China I think is one of the top issues at the moment Yeah definitely What if Japanese relations with China been like under the Suga administration I think we've definitely seen a kind of downhill slope under sigh What we saw under prime minister abbe who was in power for almost 8 years with a surprisingly consistent attempt to improve ties which were probably at their worst since World War II when he took office He consistently made an effort to hold meetings to set up summits And that does work to some extent and we were expecting even last year that Xi Jinping was going to be visiting Japan But things have gone back down the slopes since then And we're not seeing that high level contact part of that is obviously due to the coronavirus restrictions But ties have definitely soured over the past year So the question is among those four candidates how will they deal with that situation Well it's kind of interesting China doesn't seem to like what's going on because you had the somewhat hawkish sana'i taki actually meet online with Taiwan president tying one And I'm just curious whether or not that resonates with the party and with the public Very much so I think Takai cheese extremely popular with a certain segment of Japanese societies She has vowed to continue for example visiting Jessica shrine which is the shrine in Tokyo where class a war criminals and World War II are enshrined among other war dead So there seems to.

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"liberal democratic party" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:42 min | 5 months ago

"liberal democratic party" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"And I'm Paul Allen in Sydney, where the market opens in 30 minutes time futures pointing to a weaker open to the tune of about 3/10 of 1% different story in Japan, Though futures pointing higher they're traded out of Singapore, almost hired by 2% now back. It's really welcoming the news that you Shahidi Sugar will not be seeking another term as the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party. Therefore, his days as prime minister of Japan are numbered. And the jockeying is underway for who's going to replace him. Just the one market open right now, that is New Zealand. It's we give to the tune of 1/10 of 1%. We sort of mixed finish for us stocks, the S and P ending while the flat. The Dow was awful little, the NASDAQ a little higher And, of course, the jobs numbers for the US for the month of August were a bit of a disappointment as well. 235,000 net new jobs created that was a miss. The yield on the 10 year right now, 1 32 Bitcoin performing well, knocking on the door of $52,000 right now and oil weakening just a little from the highest that we saw at the end of last week, right now, 68 80 for a barrel of West Texas. Later on. We're going to have Melbourne institute inflation for the month of August for Australia. Australian job numbers as well and this as we look ahead to the Reserve Bank of Australia's meeting on Tuesday, we were expecting to hear news of tapering of bond purchases down to four billion a week from five billion It has been a horrible He can end in terms of coronavirus cases here. 3000 new cases over the weekend in New South Wales and attain of 16, economists surveyed now see the ABA delaying or deferring its tapering plants, and that's as you market update.

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Japan's Prime Minister Won't Seek Re-Election

Monocle 24: The Globalist

00:20 sec | 5 months ago

Japan's Prime Minister Won't Seek Re-Election

"Prime minister yoshihiko suge has announced. He'll step down after a one year tenure marked by an unpopular code nineteen response suge. Who took over after shinzo obey resigned last september has seen his support rating sink to below thirty percent. His decision not to run in the ruling liberal democratic party election means the party will choose a new leader who become prime

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Japan PM vows no virus rebound as emergency measures end

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 11 months ago

Japan PM vows no virus rebound as emergency measures end

"Japan's prime minister Yoshi he D. suka has pledged to do his utmost to prevent a resurgence of the corona virus ahead of the Olympic torch relay circle was addressing his ruling liberal democratic party's annual convention just hours ahead of the planned lifting of the virus state of emergency in the Tokyo region in my other vehicle up sing a couple no change in what we need to do now is to bring created nineteen to an end as soon as possible and regain the peace of mind the lifting of the meshes comes just days before the Olympic torch relay starts from Fukushima the size of the twenty eleven nuclear crisis as a symbol of reconstruction I'm Sarah Bassett's

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"liberal democratic party" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

106.1 FM WTKK

07:14 min | 1 year ago

"liberal democratic party" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

"Why this was such an excellent question. Who are the people voting? Some of them are going to be senators, and about a week before this wild ass immunity bill comes into play President Vladimir Putin. Submitted another bill that allows presidents to appoint senators for life and also makes it super easy for you. Again. Just any ex president of Russia allows those individuals to automatically hold lifetime Senate seats. Yeah, He needs pretty way to like free pack, you know, and isn't I mean like there are handling Russia has an interesting system of government in that they have quite a few registered parties. There's the United Russia Party, Communist Party, Liberal Democratic Party, Adjust Russia party Rudeina and Civic Platform Party but of those Putin's United Russia party. Has my farm the most amount of power which makes sense. I mean that Z. Probably the party, uh, where you have the lowest odds of accidentally running into polonium or something? You know what I mean? She's the KGB off your back. If you're For uniting Russia, right and just to clarify they have 335 seats of the 450 in the State Duma. Wow. Yeah, that's huge. He Here's the thing When we say senators, it's roughly analogous to what you might think of. When you think of a senator and say the United States. What? It's a little bit different, because, as you said, no, it doesn't have the it doesn't have the same, You know, functional duopoly that we have here in the U. S. With Democrats and Republicans. You know our our our system has been purposely designed by those parties to repress third party candidates, and it's It's not the same deal of Russia. Also, senators are appointed for six years or the president can just appoint them for life by saying it happens. Think it's almost like an executive order. If a bill like this past in the US than the president of the US whomever they were at the time could just decide to make someone a senator. You know what I mean? Being Mm hmm. What's it like at the top? The president of Russia under this new bill can do this and it's a presidential prerogative, not a duty, so it means that they Don't have to do it, but they can also do it whenever they want. Seven times They baked in a number. Which makes me wonder what the council the calculation is. Right. Was it like, okay? First off, I should be immune forever. Unless there's I don't know, Treason or something. And then two thirds of the Senate has to vote for that. Also, by the way, I can make seven people, lifetime senators and myself. Hey, we got eight hate. It was hanging out in the Senate. The very, very odd This is the kind of laughter you get when I'm just intensely uncomfortable. None of this is funny. Had all this is all very scary and clearly some Thing that certain individuals would love to see happen. You know this negatives. I think we've perhaps stem the tide of that a little bit. But gosh knowing what's possible, right? I mean this level of power. Goes a long way. Well, there are some requirements like this is the world ready and crazy territory, in my opinion, But it does get crazier. So there are some. There are some constraints or restrictions on who can become a lifetime senator. As you might imagine. Dear conspiracy realist. The four of us are out of the game, like the four of us on the show. Today cannot be lifetime Russian senators, the main thing that you need to prove tol One of these sort of rubber stamp positions is that you have never lived. Somewhere else. And you've never associated with another country. So it gives you a sense where the priorities are, Uh, well, inward facing. That's okay. Yeah. Where So it takes a lot. You know it takes a village, Esso for comparison. This is also not a total wild hair. In Italy. There's a similar system. All former presidents are given the title of Senator for life. But the thing about this is this immunity bill is occurring in a context that isn't being explored fully in a lot of other outlets, So we go back to this new proposal. It tells us a couple of interesting things we have to ask ourselves about Presidents. And crime because, you know we were talking about this a little bit just a few minutes ago, But proponents of this bill say, Look, we're not doing anything weird. This is how the world works. Maybe we're just getting victimized by a propaganda spin because some people Don't like Russia. That's unfair. It's true to a degree this This bill is in line with international norms. It's all for the reasons we discussed. You know, you can't We don't people won't be able to do their job as president or prime minister. Whatever if they are bound by the law as weird is that challenge on that personal level? But this lifetime immunity is way different if Vladimir Putin for some reason it quits the presidency or loses the 2024 election and becomes ex president. Or senator on decides to get really into one of our favorite crimes stamp fraud. Then there's nothing to be done. Hey, could just make all the stamps. But this is the weirdest part of this is the thing that people weren't talking about a lot in the news the immunity When it when we see it works outside of your time in office. That timeline goes both ways. So think about this if this passes that just any Russian president is immune from prosecution. Stuff they did before they were ever president. We're talking about a former KGB agent to exactly Somebody who is getting his hands dirty. Well before he got that seat of power, Hmm. Mm hmm. Man. Wait. You don't mean Putin himself, do you? Yeah, I've been doing shady things like for a long time Fire That doesn't track it, as has everyone thinking of the shade. Fake fake news. We have always been a war with East Asia. We all have always loved the dear leader. But think about that. That kind of get out of jail forever. Hard legally. It's really impressive. I imagine you're you were immune from Everything you have ever done ever. That's a sweet gig. If you can get it. You know what this will allow Putin to do, though. Because of all this.

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"liberal democratic party" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

06:35 min | 1 year ago

"liberal democratic party" Discussed on WTVN

"About this two thirds vote. Okay, Here's why this was such an excellent question. Who are the people voting? Some of them are going to be senators, and about a week before this wild ass immunity bill comes into play President Vladimir Putin. Submitted another bill that allows presidents to appoint senators for life and also makes it super easy for you. Again. Just any ex president of Russia allows those individuals to automatically hold lifetime Senate seats. Yeah, He needs pretty way to like free pack, you know, and isn't I mean like there are handling Russia has an interesting system of government in that they have quite a few registered parties. There's the United Russia Party, Communist Party, Liberal Democratic Party, Adjust Russia party Rudeina and Civic Platform Party but of those Putin's United Russia party. Has my farm the most amount of power which makes sense. I mean that Z. Probably the party, uh, where you have the lowest odds and accidentally running into polonium or something. You know what I mean? Since the KGB off your back If you're For uniting Russia, right and just to clarify they have 335 seats of the 450 in the State Duma. Wow. Yeah, that's huge. He Here's the thing When we say senators, it's roughly analogous to what you might think of. When you think of a senator and say the United States. What? It's a little bit different, because, as you said, no, it doesn't have the it doesn't have the same, You know, functional duopoly that we have here in the U. S. With Democrats and Republicans. You know our our our system has been purposely designed by those parties to repress third party candidates, and it's It's not the same deal of Russia. Also, senators are appointed for six years or the president can just appoint them for life by saying it happens. Think it's almost like an executive order. If a bill like this past in the US than the president of the US whomever they were at the time could just decide to make someone a senator. You know what I mean? Big Mm hmm. What's it like at the top? The president of Russia under this new bill can do this and it's a presidential prerogative, not a duty, so it means that they Don't have to do it, but they can also do it whenever they want. Seven times They baked in a number. Which makes me wonder what the council the calculation is. Right. Was it like, okay? First off, I should be immune forever. Unless there's I don't know, Treason or something. And then two thirds of the Senate has toe vote for that. Also, by the way, I can make seven people, lifetime senators and myself. Hey, we got eight hate. It was hanging out in the Senate. The is very, very odd. This is the kind of laughter you get when I'm just intensely uncomfortable. None of this is funny. Had all this is all Very scary and clearly something that certain individuals would love to see happen. You know this negatives. I think we've perhaps stem the tide of that a little bit. But gosh knowing what's possible, right? I mean, This level of power. Goes a long way. Well, there are some requirements like this is a war already and crazy territory, in my opinion, But it does get crazier. So there are some. There are some constraints or restrictions on who can become a lifetime senator. As you might imagine. Dear conspiracy realist. The four of us are out of the game, like the four of us on the show. Today cannot be lifetime Russian senators, the main thing that you need to prove tol One of these sort of rubber stamp positions is that you have never lived. Somewhere else. And you've never associated with another country. So it gives you a sense where the priorities are, Uh, well, inward facing. That's okay. Yeah. Thanks So it takes a lot. You know it takes a village, Esso first embarrassing. This is also not a total wild hair. In Italy. There's a similar system. All former presidents are given the title of Senator for life. But the thing about this is this immunity bill is occurring in a context that isn't being explored fully in a lot of other outlets, So we go back to this new proposal. It tells us a couple of interesting things. We have to ask ourselves about presidents and crime because you know we didn't talking about this a little bit just a few minutes ago. But proponents of this bill say Look, we're not doing anything weird. This is how the world works. Maybe we're just getting victimized by a propaganda spin because some people Don't like Russia, and that's unfair. It's true to a degree this this bill is in line with international norms. It's all for the reasons we discussed. You know, you can't We don't people won't be able to do their job as president or prime minister. Whatever if they are bound by the law as weird is that challenge on that personal level? Like this lifetime immunity is way different if Vladimir Putin for some reason it quits the presidency or loses the 2024 election and becomes ex president. Or senator on decides to get really into one of our favorite crimes stamp fraud. Then there's nothing to be done. Hey, could just make all the steps But this is the weirdest part of this is the thing that people weren't talking about a lot in the news the immunity When it when we see it works outside of your time in office. That timeline goes both ways. So think about this. If this passes that just any Russian president is immune from prosecution for stuff they did before they were ever president. We're talking about a former KGB agent exactly. Somebody who is getting his hands dirty. Well before he got that seat of power, Hmm. Mm hmm..

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"liberal democratic party" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

06:20 min | 1 year ago

"liberal democratic party" Discussed on KTOK

"Immunity bill comes into play President Vladimir Putin. Submitted another bill that allows presidents to appoint senators for life and also makes it super easy for Again. Just any ex president of Russia allows those individuals to automatically hold lifetime Senate seats. Yeah, He needs pretty way to like free pack, you know, and isn't I mean like there are handling Russia has an interesting system of government in that they have quite a few registered parties. There's the United Russia Party, Communist Party, Liberal Democratic Party, Adjust Russia party Rudeina and Civic Platform Party but of those Putin's United Russia party. Has my farm the most amount of power which makes sense. I mean that Z. Probably the party, uh, where you have the lowest odds and accidentally running into polonium or something. You know what I mean? She's the KGB off your back. If you're For uniting Russia, right and just to clarify they have 335 seats of the 450 in the State Duma. Wow. Yeah, that's huge. He Here's the thing When we say senators, it's roughly analogous to what you might think of. When you think of a senator and say the United States. What? It's a little bit different, because, as you said, no, it doesn't have the it doesn't have the same, You know, functional duopoly that we have here in the U. S. With Democrats and Republicans. You know our our our system has been purposely designed by those parties to repress third party candidates, and it's It's not the same deal of Russia. Also, senators are appointed for six years or the president can just appoint them for life by saying it happens. Think it's almost like an executive order. If a bill like this past in the US than the president of the US whomever they were at the time could just decide to make someone a senator. You know what I mean? Big What's it like at the top? The president of Russia under this new bill can do this and it's a presidential prerogative, not a duty, so it means that they Don't have to do it, but they could also do it whenever they want. Seven times They baked in a number. Which makes me wonder what the council the calculation is. Right. Was it like? Okay, First off, I should be immune forever. Unless there's I don't know, Treason or something. And then two thirds of the Senate has toe vote for that. Also, by the way, I can make seven people, lifetime senators and myself. Hey, we got eight. Yeah, I hate it was hanging out in the Senate. Uh, there's very, very odd. This is the kind of laughter you get when I'm just intensely uncomfortable. None of this is funny. Had all this is all very scary and clearly something that certain individuals would love to see. Happen. You know this negatives. I think we've perhaps stem the tide of that a little bit. But gosh knowing what's possible, right? I mean this level of power. Goes a long way. Well, there are some requirements like this is the world ready and crazy territory, in my opinion, But it does get crazier. So there are some. There are some constraints or restrictions on who can become a lifetime senator. As you might imagine. Dear conspiracy realist. The four of us are out of the game, like the four of us on the show. Today cannot be lifetime Russian senators, the main thing that you need to prove tol One of these sort of rubber stamp positions is that you have never lived. Somewhere else. And you've never associated with another country. So that gives you a sense of where the priorities are, Uh, well, inward facing. That's okay. Yeah. Where So it takes a lot. You know it takes a village, Esso for comparison. This is also not a total wild hair. In Italy. There's a similar system. All former presidents are given the title of Senator for life. But the thing about this is this immunity bill is occurring in a context that isn't being explored fully in a lot of other outlets, So we go back to this new proposal. It tells us a couple of interesting things. We have to ask ourselves about presidents and crime because you know we didn't talking about this a little bit just a few minutes ago. But proponents of this bill say Look, we're not doing anything weird. This is how the world works. Maybe we're just getting victimized by a propaganda spin because some people Don't like Russia, and that's unfair. It's true to a degree this this bill is in line with international norms. It's all for the reasons we discussed. You know, you can't We don't people won't be able to do their job as president or prime minister. Whatever if they are bound by the law as weird is that challenge on that personal level? Like this lifetime immunity is way different if Vladimir Putin for some reason it quits the presidency or loses the 2024 election and becomes ex president. Or senator on decides to get really into one of our favorite crimes stamp fraud. Then there's nothing to be done. Hey, could just make all the stamps. But this is the weirdest part of this is the thing that people weren't talking about a lot in the news the immunity When it when we see it works outside of your time in office. That timeline goes both ways. So think about this if this passes that just any Russian president is immune from prosecution. Stuff they did before they were ever president. We're talking about a former KGB agent to exactly Somebody who is getting his hands dirty. Well before he got that seat of power, Hmm. Mm hmm..

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"liberal democratic party" Discussed on Radicalize Me

Radicalize Me

03:21 min | 1 year ago

"liberal democratic party" Discussed on Radicalize Me

"Have you seen enough yet. Hey welcome to radicalize me. And the fall of the american empire. I wanted to put something out and address the the elephant in the room pun. Intended as you probably know a horde of armed trump supporters gathered in dc on january. Sixth their shit stained president gave a speech to them early in the day Which he ended by telling them to go marched down to the capitol building and force the house and senate to hand the election to him. They caused a ruckus outside for a bit and then capitol police let these fucking assholes storm the building capitol police may or may not have opened the barricades that still somewhat disputed but certainly once they were open. Police step aside. I will spare you the imagine if these were. Blm protesters spiel because the evidence speaks for itself. Once the terrorists were inside they were allowed to freely roam throughout the building where they occupied congressional offices and the senate and house floors there were few clips of police teargassing teasing or pushing back. Most we saw them standing by taking selfies. And letting the terrorists do whatever they want. The photos of guys walking around with reams of zip ties suggests they planned to take hostages side note. Police found pipe bomb said in the rnc building prompting both the rnc and dnc buildings evacuate as well. All reps and senators were evacuated and didn't reconvene until the building was cleared later that night as far as i can tell capital police Made very few if any arrests. But we're not here for a fucking play by play We try to go a layer below the surface on this show. And i'd like to talk about what is going to happen next now. I don't know what will happen. Next but I've been through a few cycles of this bullshit in america now and i think i've gotten pretty good at predicting these things. If you're a long-time listener you know that. I believe in socialism. If you're new to the show and that's an issue for you just hear me out. Let's talk about the realities of fascism and the neo liberal democratic party order now. Neoliberal is a word that gets thrown around a lot. But you rarely hear it defined so i think many of us kind of tune it out. Wikipedia sums it up well. Privatization deregulation globalization free trade austerity and reductions in government spending in order to increase the role of the private sector in the economy and society. At first glance. You might think that sounds a lot like republicans and you're right good job Conservative is the word we often associated with republicans which is also true. But i think that that is a little more to do with like cultural or social issues when it comes to economics increasingly especially since bill clinton democrats have embraced neoliberalism. To and the problem with neoliberalism. Is it's real fucking bad at fighting fascism..

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"liberal democratic party" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:36 min | 1 year ago

"liberal democratic party" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And standards, he said. What is the reason for not appointing them? The House speaker's shushed hearing lawmakers before Super responded when you may not think I will refrain from answering about individual appointments, he said, because it's a personnel matter. Super argues that he's under no obligation to appoint anyone. The Science Council scandal appears to have contributed to an 11% drop in sucrose approval ratings after just a month in office, according to an Ikea pole. Ellis Krause of Japan expert at the University of California. San Diego, says that saga who managed Japan's bureaucracy for eight years under Shinzo Abe, actually got off to a pretty good start. Is prime minister very surprising? Is he has no charisma. He's a backstage guy tow away. Krause says. Soga's refusal to appoint Thie scholars has made him look petty and vindictive and put him in a debacle of his own making. It doesn't make any sense from a political point of view. That you pick on an issue that the public didn't care about, and you undermine some of your own new popularity. Even worse, he adds, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has doubled down on its position. And launched a review of the Science Council's Roll. Anthony Kun. NPR news soul This is NPR news. The California reports saw Gonzales from Los Angeles a head in a minute show with traffic.

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"liberal democratic party" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:23 min | 1 year ago

"liberal democratic party" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Your Shahida Suda as the country's new prime minister on Monday. 71 year old Mr Suder was overwhelmingly elected as the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, replacing Shinzo Abe has dominated Japanese politics for the past eight years. Mr was expected to serve until the end of next year, but announced suddenly he was stepping down last month, pleading poor health. There's now concerned that Japan could be about to return to what became known as revolving door politics when the country changed Prime Minister's almost every year, Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports. Yeah. You see that pit shuttle get this's something No one would have predicted even a few weeks ago. 71 year old Yoshida super being proclaimed leader of Japan's all powerful Liberal Democratic Party. And by default, the country's new prime minister. Mr Sugar is not known for his charisma or his oratory. And as he made his rather ponderous victory speech, you can hear why you know anybody. Ronnie. Still cocaine. I want to break down bureaucratic divisions invested interests, he says on the blind adherence to president indication to form a cabinet that will work hard for the people. That takes a kike Agos, Cary Most Japanese, No, Mr Sugar as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's long serving grim faced spokesman Up till now. He has always been a backroom guy. A fixer. He has none of the charm or diplomatic skills. Mr Abba used TTO win over President Donald Trump. But according to those who know him like economists and long term Tokyo resident Yes, Bacall, Mr Sugar brings other attributes to the game. Here is a man who gets up at five o'clock in the morning. Does 100 sit ups and then reads all the newspapers and by 6 30. He's starting meetings right with business people with advisers, you know, with outside economists, he absorbs like a sponge and wants to get things done for the country. He's not interested in any of the glitz or blink that comes with war nongovernment. The problem for Mr Suder. Is he has no mandate from the Japanese people. His elevation to the top job was a stitch up by L. V P. Party bosses in smoke filled back rooms. Perhaps because of that much is being made of Mr Segers Humble background. The son of a strawberry farmer, he worked in a cardboard factory to pay his way through college. He's certainly very different from most of Japan's recent prime ministers like Mr Abbott, the silent of a powerful political dynasty, but in the scheming world of Japanese politics Rashid, a circus. Humble origins could also be his undoing. According to Professor Koichi Nakano of Tokyo's Sophia University. Mr Silva comes from a humble background. He really doesn't have his own power base. You know, he doesn't belong to any faction on DH. He actually, you know, Rose to power because he was Mr B's preferred choice on the party bosses rally behind him, You know, emergency situation. But once the emergency situation is gone, and once the party bosses study realized that they're not getting all they wanted. I'm sure there's going to be past trouble. They're both from

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End of Abe era leaves Japan still searching for way forward

BBC Newshour

03:23 min | 1 year ago

End of Abe era leaves Japan still searching for way forward

"Your Shahida Suda as the country's new prime minister on Monday. 71 year old Mr Suder was overwhelmingly elected as the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, replacing Shinzo Abe has dominated Japanese politics for the past eight years. Mr was expected to serve until the end of next year, but announced suddenly he was stepping down last month, pleading poor health. There's now concerned that Japan could be about to return to what became known as revolving door politics when the country changed Prime Minister's almost every year, Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports. Yeah. You see that pit shuttle get this's something No one would have predicted even a few weeks ago. 71 year old Yoshida super being proclaimed leader of Japan's all powerful Liberal Democratic Party. And by default, the country's new prime minister. Mr Sugar is not known for his charisma or his oratory. And as he made his rather ponderous victory speech, you can hear why you know anybody. Ronnie. Still cocaine. I want to break down bureaucratic divisions invested interests, he says on the blind adherence to president indication to form a cabinet that will work hard for the people. That takes a kike Agos, Cary Most Japanese, No, Mr Sugar as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's long serving grim faced spokesman Up till now. He has always been a backroom guy. A fixer. He has none of the charm or diplomatic skills. Mr Abba used TTO win over President Donald Trump. But according to those who know him like economists and long term Tokyo resident Yes, Bacall, Mr Sugar brings other attributes to the game. Here is a man who gets up at five o'clock in the morning. Does 100 sit ups and then reads all the newspapers and by 6 30. He's starting meetings right with business people with advisers, you know, with outside economists, he absorbs like a sponge and wants to get things done for the country. He's not interested in any of the glitz or blink that comes with war nongovernment. The problem for Mr Suder. Is he has no mandate from the Japanese people. His elevation to the top job was a stitch up by L. V P. Party bosses in smoke filled back rooms. Perhaps because of that much is being made of Mr Segers Humble background. The son of a strawberry farmer, he worked in a cardboard factory to pay his way through college. He's certainly very different from most of Japan's recent prime ministers like Mr Abbott, the silent of a powerful political dynasty, but in the scheming world of Japanese politics Rashid, a circus. Humble origins could also be his undoing. According to Professor Koichi Nakano of Tokyo's Sophia University. Mr Silva comes from a humble background. He really doesn't have his own power base. You know, he doesn't belong to any faction on DH. He actually, you know, Rose to power because he was Mr B's preferred choice on the party bosses rally behind him, You know, emergency situation. But once the emergency situation is gone, and once the party bosses study realized that they're not getting all they wanted. I'm sure there's going to be past trouble. They're both from

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Yoshihide Suga named Japan's prime minister, succeeding Abe

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Yoshihide Suga named Japan's prime minister, succeeding Abe

"Before he got to Japan's top government job officially Yoshiki Daisuke all was known as a shadow prime minister on the right hand man the his long serving predecessor when Shinzo abeka nonce last month he would resign due to ill health his chief cabinet secretary sugo said he would come forward to pursue a base unfinished work now the self made politician is elected by parliament as Japan's new prime minister two days after he succeeded Ave as leader of the ruling liberal Democratic Party sued us low key image from government briefings contrasts with his behind the scenes work admonishing bureaucrats and pushing policies I'm Charles the Ledesma

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Yoshihide Suga named Japan's prime minister, succeeding Abe

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Yoshihide Suga named Japan's prime minister, succeeding Abe

"Before he got to Japan's top government job officially Yoshiki Daisuke all was known as a shadow prime minister on the right hand man the his long serving predecessor when Shinzo abeka nonce last month he would resign due to ill health his chief cabinet secretary sugo said he would come forward to pursue a base unfinished work now the self made politician is elected by parliament as Japan's new prime minister two days after he succeeded Ave as leader of the ruling liberal Democratic Party sued us low key image from government briefings contrasts with his behind the scenes work admonishing bureaucrats and pushing policies I'm Charles the Ledesma

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Yoshihide Suga confirmed as Japan prime minister

BBC World Service

01:01 min | 1 year ago

Yoshihide Suga confirmed as Japan prime minister

"House of Parliament has appointed you Shahid, a saga is the country's new prime minister. He takes over from Shinzo are they after easily securing the governing Liberal Democratic Party leadership on Monday, Mr Sieger, the former Cabinet secretary, is known as a tough fixer rather than a charismatic leader. From Tokyo. He's our correspondent Rupert Wingfield Hayes. So when he gets back from the palace, he will hold a press conference as the new prime minister, and he will announce his new Cabinet that hasn't formally being done yet. But there's been loads of speculation in the media already about It's makeup. Mr Seeger claims that he is goingto have a cabinet that will really work for the Japanese people. But what we've seen already, if this cabinet turns out to be true that it is a careful balance. Representing all of the major factions in the LDP, who supported the vote for him to become prime minister. And that's already leading to speculation here that Mr Sieger is really going to be controlled by the faction leaders in the LDP who got together in a back room to make him the new prime minister.

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"liberal democratic party" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"liberal democratic party" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Coast and devastating wildfires burning up and down the West Coast. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is now acknowledging that Congress needs to address climate change. Concur that it is happening and that it is a problem. The argument is about how best to address it, McConnell said. Republicans have more confidence in technology to address climate change, saying something like the green new deal would harm the economy. The new leader of Japan's ruling party, is now the country's first new prime minister in eight years. NPR's Anthony Koon reports from Seoul that outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has resigned. Citing poor health. Lawmakers voted in Yoshihide Suga in Parliament, where his Liberal Democratic Party has a majority. Suba has pledged to continue the policies of his former boss, Shinzo Abe. Asuka has a reputation as an uncharismatic but effective behind the scenes political operator. As absurd. Chief Cabinet secretary. He held the government's ministries in check, and his spokesman, He kept journalists in check while Abby was a political blue blood saga is the son of strawberry farmers. Before I be Japan had a string of prime ministers who only lasted a year each so many Japanese air hoping Sogo will bring stability and continuity. Anthony Kun, NPR news soul Is this NPR? President Trump says he needs to take a closer look at the World Trade Organization ruling on a trade dispute with China. We'll take.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe officially resigns

BBC World Service

00:54 sec | 1 year ago

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe officially resigns

"The new leader of Japan's ruling party, is now the country's first new prime minister in eight years. NPR's Anthony Koon reports from Seoul that outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has resigned. Citing poor health. Lawmakers voted in Yoshihide Suga in Parliament, where his Liberal Democratic Party has a majority. Suba has pledged to continue the policies of his former boss, Shinzo Abe. Asuka has a reputation as an uncharismatic but effective behind the scenes political operator. As absurd. Chief Cabinet secretary. He held the government's ministries in check, and his spokesman, He kept journalists in check while Abby was a political blue blood saga is the son of strawberry farmers. Before I be Japan had a string of prime ministers who only lasted a year each so many Japanese air hoping Sogo will bring stability and continuity. Anthony Kun, NPR news

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"liberal democratic party" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:35 min | 1 year ago

"liberal democratic party" Discussed on AP News

"Maguire I might cross CIA reporting. Japan's prime minister resigns, clearing the way for his successor. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet have resigned. Accelerating a government transition will be announced last month that he was stepping down due to health problems has all sorts of colitis and his current treatment requires ivy injections. The 65 year old Abby was Japan's longest serving prime minister, first from 2006 to 2007 and then returning in 2012 ABS resignation came two days after Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Asuka was chosen to head the governing Liberal Democratic Party. Virtually Guaranteeing his election as Japan's new prime minister. I might grow CIA, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet have resigned, accelerating a government transition. Abby announced last month that he was stepping down due to health problems has also motive. Colitis and his current treatment requires ivy injections. The 65 year old Abby was Japan's longest serving prime minister, first from 2006 to 2007 and then returning in 2012 ABS resignation came two days after chief Cabinet secretary Yoshida saga was chosen to head the governing Liberal Democratic Party, virtually guaranteeing his election as Japan's new prime minister. I might grow CIA assured President Donald Trump often visits is bunking at having him on as a regular fixture. Trump and friends, Fox News Channel says and not so fast the show that President Donald Trump often appears on his shooting down talk that the frequent guests might become a regular guest. During his latest appearance, Trump told the hose, he had a deal to appear on the show. Every Monday, going forward that appeared to be news to co host Steve Doocy. He said he hadn't heard that. But by the end of the interview deuce, he broke the news to the audience. That Fox had not committed to having Trump on on a weekly basis and a further slam deuce. He added that Democratic challenger Joe Biden would also be welcome to drop by Trump's favorite show. I'm Oscar Wells, Gabriel Trump and friends, Fox News Channel says, and not so fast the show that President Donald Trump often appears on his shooting down talk that the frequent guests might become a regular guest. During his latest appearance, Trump told the hose, he had a deal to appear on this show every Monday, going forward. But by the end of the interview co host Steve Doocy throat the news that Fox had not committed to having Trump on on a weekly basis and a further slime. Ducey added that Democratic challenger Joe Biden It would also be welcome to drop by Trump's favorite show. I'm Oscar Wells Gabriel..

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Japan's PM Shinzo Abe resigns, clearing way for successor

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe resigns, clearing way for successor

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting Japan's prime minister resigns clearing the way for his successor Japanese prime minister Shinzo Ave and his cabinet have resigned accelerating a government transition I'll be announced last month that he was stepping down due to health problems abi has ulcerative colitis and his current treatment requires IV injections the sixty five year old Ave was Japan's longest serving prime minister first from two thousand sixty two thousand seven and then returning in twenty twelve obeys resignation came two days after chief cabinet secretary Yoshi to suka was chosen to head the governing liberal Democratic Party virtually guaranteeing his election as Japan's new prime minister I might cross yep

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Before Resigning, Prime Minister Makes A Final Push To Strengthen Japan's Military

All Things Considered

03:44 min | 1 year ago

Before Resigning, Prime Minister Makes A Final Push To Strengthen Japan's Military

"Abe, Japan's longest serving prime minister, is stepping down this week after eight years in office. With his career ending he has made a final push to strengthen Japan's military. As NPR's Anthony Koon reports from Seoul. That push could affect the balance of power in Asia. At a press briefing last month to announce his resignation, Arbet said the country faces and increasingly harsh security environment for North Korea has greatly improved its ballistic missile capabilities. He said he questioned if it's enough just to be able to intercept those missiles. And later suggested Japan also needs a missile arsenal as a deterrent. That could alter the security landscape in Asia. Sheila Smith, the Japan expert at the Council on Foreign Relations, points out that at the moment, Japan is the only country in Northeast Asia that does not maintain ballistic missiles. One of Bob's career long goals has been to throw off post World War two restrictions on Japan's military. He failed to revise Japan's constitution in which Japan gives up the right to wage war. But in 2015, he did push through legislation allowing Japan to deploy troops overseas in support of allies. At the time. He explained it like this. I know From tomorrow, no more. Let us no longer turn a blind eye to the changes in the environment and remain idle said he urged Japanese to be more confident. They also oversaw the making of Japan's first aircraft carriers since World War two President Trump boarded one of them on a visit to Japan last year and praised his host. I want to thank my friend. And your prime minister. Is an extraordinary man. His commitment to improving Japan's defense capabilities. Which also advances the security of the United States of America. President Trump is questioned the need to protect wealthy allies like Japan, who he says don't pay their fair share of defense costs. Matsuhisa Sato, a lawmaker with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, says that even before Trump, Japan knew that the U. S was weary from decades of foreign wars, almost taken taking a soldier's gotta move. No Sekai. No case took President Obama said that the U. S is going to stop being, the world's policeman says, and the lawmaker added the trend of countries taking more responsibility for their own defence will continue. Regardless of who the new U. S president is Washington in Tokyo insist their alliance remains ironclad. But doubts about America's commitment are driving the Japanese debate about missile defense. Sheila Smith of the Council on Foreign Relations, says this represents a shift in Japanese people's thinking they've grown up with the U. S. Japan Alliance says the you know like the framework within which Japan thinks about its security. They don't have A conversation. I've never really had a thought process in their public policy debate that says So, what do we do if the alliance doesn't work? Former defense official Kyoji Ah Nagasawa argues that Japan now faces twin risks in its alliance with the US home Tonight. One risk, he says, is that the U. S. Might abandon Japan thie. Other growing risk, he says, is that the U. S. May drag Japan into an unnecessary conflict, for example, with China He says Japan should focus on diplomatic solutions such as mediating between Washington and Beijing, rather than seeking new weapons. The outcome of Japan's internal debate on missile defense will become clear by year's end. When Shinzo Abe successor and his government roll out a new policy. Anthony Kun, NPR news soul

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Yoshihide Suga set to become Japan's new prime minister

The Economist: The Intelligence

01:05 min | 1 year ago

Yoshihide Suga set to become Japan's new prime minister

"Don't. Last month's abrupt resignation of operations left a void in a difficult time. The country's longest serving prime minister tried to revitalize the economy, revamp the constitution and boost national pride by hosting the Olympics the woes of twenty twenty left all that in doubt. Now, a successor has emerged to take on the. Yesterday sue Yoshi he was elected as president of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party over guaranteeing. He'll become prime minister after a parliamentary vote tomorrow. He was Mr as Chief Cabinet Secretary and promised continuity. Get your. Me Let me tell you stories thirty up. We must overcome this crisis so that each person in Japan can feel safe and have a stable life. In order to do that, we need to carry on Prime Minister Arby's measures I'm moving forward. What action. Some believe it is my mission.

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Yoshihide Suga wins party vote for Japan prime minister

Morning Edition

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

Yoshihide Suga wins party vote for Japan prime minister

"Japan's ruling party has voted in a new leader, NPR's Anthony Kin, reports. The party's pick is expected to be confirmed as the country's new prime minister in a vote later this week. Yoshihide Suga beat out two former Cabinet ministers to win the presidency of the Liberal Democratic Party saga is 71 has served his outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's right hand man for the past eight years. He says he plans to continue a policy of monetary easing to revive the economy and building up Japan's military. NPR's Anthony Kun

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Japan set for new prime minister after ruling party vote

Monocle 24: The Globalist

05:25 min | 1 year ago

Japan set for new prime minister after ruling party vote

"By the end of today, could Japan have a new prime minister? The departure of Shinzo Abe's due to ill health triggered a rapid and intense race within the country's ruling Liberal. Democratic Party today's voters among three contenders with a front runner Mr Abbas advisor Your Shahida suge he promises to maintain JAPA- Japan's current economic policies what I'm delighted to say our Tokyo Bureau chief know. Wilson. Joins me now good afternoon. Aloe Vera. What is the latest? Well the election is happening as we speak the members of the L. D. The parliamentary members are in a hotel in Tokyo casting their votes. I don't think it's going to take that long actually, and I expect the results to come out quite soon and you're right Mr Sugar is. Massively the favourite he's already secured seventy percent of the vote within the party the parliamentary multi, the votes he'll probably get most of those as well. So it really is sort of a formality, this election and what will happen next is on Wednesday the Diet will come into session and he will be. Made Prime Minister officially. What is it about your Shahida suge which seems to have guaranteed to convincing win for him. Well I think number one is he's ver- famously very loyal to Shinzo, Arbor, and his his platform is basically all just do more of the same. So he's not putting up any kind of different policies. It's really hard to cigarette paper between these two he's he's openly said he will continue the economic policy, the diplomatic policy, and that seems to be quite welcome within the party within the parliamentary party. Certainly. Now. The other two candidates. Very strong candidates, Mr Kishida, and and also Mr issued burner issues. We've talked about him quite often he's been. A strong critic of Shinto Arbor but those they can't win today almost impossible I. You know less this summer unbelievable event. But they're looking to next year I mean even though Mr Suge will win today, he can really only see out Shinzo Abe's term which would have finished next September, this term as president of the Party and the the term finish is September twenty twenty one when they will have to be another election. So the big discussion now is does Mr Suge immediately have a general election to. Cement his position. So I think that will be the big discussion next week. What is the popularity of him among Japanese citizens I e descriptions of him in the press did not paint him as a particularly pleasant. A warm character that many people would be inspired by in fact, the absolute opposite but it's only in the last couple of weeks at a twinkle in his eye appeared. Carefully contrived twinkle in his eye I mean he's been in front of the press twice a day every day for nearly eight years because he's been the spokesperson for Shinzo, Abe's government. So the press knows him very very well, I think his public persona is is not so clear people now know he's the son of a strawberry farm he's not from one of. These famous political families like Shinzo Bay Familia, Kishida, one of his rivals he's he's worked his way up, which is being a little bit of involuntary cheese talked about I'm a regular person. If I can become prime minister anyone can and they've tried to craft a bit of a warm personality saying he's got a sweet tooth. We've had a few friends wheeled out. From his his hometown, he comes from Accu in the north of Japan from a Small Town Newshour but I have to say the people they've they've brought out have rather confirmed that he was a pretty quiet nondescript character as a youth. You didn't really do much more than than than fish for trout and played baseball. He wasn't really marked out for political success. Oh I wouldn't say he's he's extremely charismatic and he himself admits he doesn't have much diplomatic experience. So that will be interesting because obviously one of the big relationships that Japan has its regional neighbors and with the US and I, I'm trying to imagine Yoshida and Donald Trump. That could be an interesting meeting. I think Mr Saga the the Polish that some of his. Colleagues, have and I I. HE admits that will be a new experience for him. I mean he indeed, I mean he's already said that if he does indeed secure the job, he will need the help of Shinzo rb when dealing with foreign policy as you say, it's going to be a different kind of. For in front facing world that the Japan will be pro presenting to following the departure Shinzo. but how much is there a real feeling that will be in the background despite his departure? I. Don't think he'll be in the background in any sensitive as a puppeteer, but I think the aims of his government will be pursued in one thing that's very interesting about sugar is he's not really an ideologue Shinzo had some quite. He had ideological positions are very well known. You know these nationalist positions very concerned to to reformulate the constitution Japan's pacifist constitution. He wanted to change that. Now really saga is not one go on about nationalism in any shape or form he's very pragmatic and everyone says the same thing he doesn't have a lot of charm sorry to say but that that's the the verdict on. Him when he goes into her and he's not dominating the room radiating charisma he looks at the small print and he's he's not really one for schmoozing but he wants to get things done and that's where he will differ from Shinzo obey. But I don't think he'll be grandstanding on the diplomatic

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Yoshihide Suga Set to Become Japan's Next Prime Minister

All Of It

00:23 sec | 1 year ago

Yoshihide Suga Set to Become Japan's Next Prime Minister

"Governing Liberal Democratic Party votes for a new leader. Today it's replacing the long serving Prime Minister Shinzo Hobby who's resigning on health groans, Japanese media say the chief Cabinet secretary Josy Days, ooga In a knobby confident is points to claim the leadership. This would guarantee he'll be elected prime minister in a parliamentary vote on Wednesday.

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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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"liberal democratic party" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

01:43 min | 1 year ago

"liberal democratic party" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Correspondent Carrie and Georgie has details. I underwent a medical examination to make sure my health was in good shape, and now I'm ready to get back to work and do my best. So based on those comments and comments from some of his allies within the Liberal Democratic Party, there was some release that perhaps he would soldier on. But now the expectation is that he will leave office as the longest serving prime minister of Japan has ever seen in consecutive terms. 2799 departure would mark the end of an unusual era of stability. That's all Cos. Leader strike up strong ties with other world leaders The prosecutors have charged a 17 year old from Illinois in the fatal shooting of two protesters from Kenosha. Wisconsin County District Attorney Michael Gravelly filed felony charges against Kyle Riton house Thursday afternoon he could face of mandatory life sentence have convicted President Trump accepted the renomination of his party. In his acceptance speech Thursday, lasting more than an hour. The president's acceptance speech mirror some of his campaign rallies, with topics coming and going and coming around again. If the left games Fowler they will demolish the suburbs. Confiscate your guns. At a point justices who will wipe away your Second Amendment another constitutional freedoms. The spectacle with a flag factories worth of American flags on the back of the stage was held on the White House grounds. The questionable use of the People's House for an overtly partisan event prompted one time Democratic presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar to tweet. Get off our lawn. Webcasting. Jeannie Washington says he'll planned to visit Gulf Coast this weekend. A tour damage from Laura, One of the fiercest hurricane is to hit the U. S. Trump says. I'll visit Texas and Louisiana.

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KDWN 720AM

01:42 min | 1 year ago

"liberal democratic party" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Has detailed I underwent a medical examination to make sure my health was in good shape, and now I'm ready to get back to work and do my best. So based on that those comments and comments from some of his allies within the Liberal Democratic Party there was some relief that perhaps he would soldier on. But now the expectation is that he will leave office as the longest serving prime minister of Japan has ever seen in consecutive terms. 2799 days departure would mark the end of an unusual era of stability that's on the Japanese leader strike up strong ties with other world leaders The president says he plans to visit the Gulf Coast this weekend, a tour damage from Laura, one of the fiercest hurricanes to hit the U. S. Come study would visit Texas and Louisiana Saturday or Sunday to survey the destruction. Six deaths were reported in both states a week after Joe Biden blasted his handling of the Corona virus and other issues. It was President Trump's turn. President did not mention Hunter Biden, the Democratic nominees son, who landed a spot on the board of a Ukrainian gas company alleged attempts to learn damaging information about that. Eventually led to the president's impeachment. Mr Trump was more than willing to say China would like Joe Biden to win. He blames the world's second largest economy for a trade war in Corona virus. China would own our country. If Joe Biden got elected. Unlike Biden, I will hold them. Fully accountable for the tragedy that they caused all over the world tonight at the White House ended with fireworks as the president will make a campaign trip later today to New Hampshire. Bob Costantini Washington Several Midwest States have reported record one day increases in the number of new Corona virus.

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KLIF 570 AM

01:37 min | 1 year ago

"liberal democratic party" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"I underwent a medical examination to make sure my health was in good shape, and now I'm ready to get back to work and do my best. So based on that those comments and comments from some of his allies within the Liberal Democratic Party there was some relief that perhaps he would soldier on. But now the expectation is that he will leave office as the longest serving prime minister of Japan has ever seen in consecutive terms. 2799 days departure would mark the end of an unusual era of stability that's on the Cos. Leader strike up strong ties with other world leaders The president says he plans to visit the Gulf Coast this weekend. A tour damage from Laura, One of the fiercest hurricane is to hit. The U. S from study would visit Texas and Louisiana Saturday or Sunday to survey the destruction. Six deaths were reported in both states. A week after Joe Biden blasted his handling of the Corona virus and other issues, it was President Trump's turn. The president did not mention Hunter Biden, the Democratic nominees son, who landed a spot on the board of a Ukrainian gas company alleged attempts to learn damaging information about that eventually led to the president's impeachment. Mr Trump was more than willing to say China would like Joe Biden to win. He blames the world's second largest economy for a trade war in Corona virus, China would own our country. If Joe Biden get elected. Unlike Biden, I will hold them fully accountable for the tragedy that they caused all over the world tonight at the White House ended with fireworks as the president will make a campaign trip later today to New Hampshire. Bob Costantini Washington Several Midwest States have reported record one.

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Did Super Tuesday really just end the democratic primary?

The Big Story

09:01 min | 2 years ago

Did Super Tuesday really just end the democratic primary?

"There's a famous quote attributed to Prime Minister Trudeau. No not that one. The original Prime Minister Trudeau living next to America here. Trudeau said is like sleeping next to an elephant no matter how friendly and even tempered the beast one is affected by every twitch and grunt. And it's worth keeping that in mind when trying to make sense of what. America's twenty twenty election means to us. It might be hard to pinpoint exactly how it matters but it matters a great deal on one hand. Plenty of Canadians would simply be happy with someone who wasn't Donald Trump in the Oval Office. But not all Canadians and who would that someone be? What would or what could that person actually do to change our relationship with our neighbors to the south a week ago remember there were six people vying for the right to run against trump. Even though in some people's minds there were really only two and now after Super Tuesday. Is there really only one? Super Tuesday really delivered on the super. A real shocker and a political earthquake the results. Nobody saw communists. Go Straight to the map this morning. Joe Biden surging victories in nine states including a surprise win in Texas Bernie one three states including his home state of Vermont. Is Joe Biden now along to win the Democratic nomination? How did that happen so fast? Is there still time for Bernie Sanders to come back and change the narrative and how different would a trump versus sanders campaign be from a trump versus Biden race? Anyway I'm Jordan Heath Rawlings. This is the big story. Ryan Hurl is a professor of political science at the University of Toronto. He's here to help us unpack. What just happened. Thanks for joining US. Right. No Problem. Why don't we start because things have changed so quickly? Take me back like a week and a half two weeks ago. What was the landscape? In the Democratic primary then well the landscape was basically sanders versus the rest of the world with warning kind of anomalous position. And the BASIC PROBLEM. Was that you seem to have a situation that was more or less analogous to what was happening with. Republicans in two thousand and sixteen you had an outsider candidate. The Democrats able to anticipate that this outsider candidates Andrews was coming but they were not consolidating behind a single candidate that's more or less the same situation that Republicans faced in two thousand sixteen and what seemed to be the key problem for the Democrats. Is that no single candidate. Had a decisive advantage again very similar to the problems. Republicans faced So up to about a week and a half ago The story was that Biden's campaign is flailing. He's not able to generate enthusiasm. He's weakened by the divided field with so many other moderate candidates and every moderate candidate whether you're talking about Buddha Judge Klobuchar doesn't yet have an incentive to drop out. Everyone thinks that at some point. may be Biden's support. We'll completely evaporate and consolidate around another candidate. I think probably Buddha judge had the best hope for this so that was the situation and it appeared as if in the absence of a consolidation of the field sanders was going to be able these potentially to pull off something like trump's upset in two thousand sixteen. What happened well. Lot changed really fast but was there. One big event the coalesced all this or was it a gradual. That's a difficult question to answer. I would say it was a combination of decisions by the Party. Position decisions by individual candidates and decisions by voters. I think what it comes down to. Is that in some ways. It has to do with the personalities of the individuals involved. The major Democratic candidates decided that it was not worth it for them to stick it out and probably on the basis of their own assessments of the electoral playing fields. They either thought that's clearly biden has a better chance against trump Perhaps they also did not want to undermine Biden's chances and thereby either hurting their own political future probably certainly front and center for someone like Buddha judge or ultimately allowing Sanders To enter into now to become the nominee when he has such a potentially huge downside for the Party. A risky in other words. But I think in terms of the Big Picture. What really is just seeing here. The entire primary process is just essentially asking two questions about the state of the Democratic Mind. Is this an election about Donald trump or is this an election about America? Or maybe an election about capitalism. I don't think we have a final answer yet but certainly over the past two weeks. What we've seen is that this is an election about Donald. Trump is an election about we want to return to normalcy This is an election about the fact that in some ways two thousand sixteen was a fluke and we ended up with someone. Who's not qualified to be presidents right Had things gone the other way had had a greater deal of support consolidated behind sanders. If the other moderates had not dropped out we might be telling a different story but with each passing day or at least certainly with last few passing days. It seems that we're getting the answer. This is mostly about trump. It's not about the fundamental character of American politics. Most of the other Democratic candidates made their decision to drop out after Joe Biden one in South Carolina. And what I guess as a casual observer was strange to me is wasn't Joe Biden. Always supposed to win so Carolina like. Why would that be such a a big change? That's a good question. I mean in some ways you know Biden was supposed to have won the entire thing if you'd asked me a year ago what what evidence suggests what is evidence suggest about who's going to be the winner clearly biden. That was even the case up until September. I think that wants a lot of the moderate candidates were hoping for was just a sign that finally people would come to a negative assessment of. Biden's chances there are some reasons to suspect that One thing that hasn't been talked a lot about is the effect of the whole. Ukrainian scandal upon Biden which I initially thought was going to hurt him that regardless of what you think about trump's shenanigans. It was not a good look for Biden and she might have made them difficult to approach or to criticize trump on some of the personal scandal type issues and I had some sort of anecdotal evidence that this was on the minds of some Democratic voters. So there's that There's also the signs that Biden is not particularly effective. Either as a campaigner or as a debater and so the hope was that finally you would get a flood or a mistake or a kind of breakdown. There's been a lot of those. There's been a disturbing number of them. But just as in the case of trump in two thousand sixteen these sort of individual level scandals slash flubs are just just proved to not be sufficient to bring down and so South Carolina was the last stage for that. The question was ultimately Are More moderate and more African American voters Are they going to Shift away from Biden. Are they going to take the arguments or accept the argument that he simply is not going to be able to be successful in the general election and after South Carolina seemed that no his support? That seemed evidence. A year ago has been sustained amongst a lot of his key. Constituents and You Know Iowa New Hampshire. Maybe those are just a little bit outliers And so he wins. South Carolina by a healthy margin declares himself the Comeback Kid and then Amy Klobuchar and people judge dropout. What happens on Super Tuesday? What happens on Tuesday? Is that Super Tuesday. Performs the function was meant to perform? Explain that well. Super Tuesday I mean. First of all Super Tuesday in general is just something like a primary election day where you have. A lot of states often focused in a certain region. The actual number of states will change from year to year but the basic idea behind Super Tuesday amongst the more moderate or even conservative Democrats. Who promoted back in the nineteen eighties is that we want to have a day that will allow support to consolidate behind a more moderate or conservative. Democratic candidates right. It doesn't always necessarily work. The vote was really split in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight but the idea here Basic came to fruition in nineteen ninety-two where basically you're able to get kind of a political outsider from the perspective of the washington-based are more Liberal Democratic Party. You have governor from Arkansas Governor for more conservative leaning state who was able to take advantage of the fact that so many more southern a more moderate states voting at the same time. So that's what Super Tuesday was meant to achieve and that's what it did so the it's something that you could have predicted If you just look at

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Shinzo Abe Becomes Japan’s Longest-Serving Prime Minister

Monocle 24: The Briefing

07:55 min | 2 years ago

Shinzo Abe Becomes Japan’s Longest-Serving Prime Minister

"Shinzo our prime. My Minister of Japan will today be celebrating. What would have seemed a decade or so back an unlikely milestone? He is now the longest serving prime minister. In Japan's history is brief stint from two thousand six to two thousand seven added to the longest stretch has enjoyed since two thousand twelve has overhauled the benchmark set by. Juke Cuts Toro three times. Prime Minister of a very different Japan in the early years of the twentieth century. Nobody serves as long as a house without tapping into something in their electorate. So in our base case Wat- one joined with more on this Spicer David Warren Former UK ambassador to Japan now Associate Fellow with the Asia Pacific Program At Chatham House David thank you for joining us rb. Does he have a particular singular secret. Is there one thing about him which is got into where he's got to and kept him there i. It's hard to say that he does although he's clearly a competent politician in Japanese terms. And he's come to the premiership of Japan of course after a period of intense political volatility extending over decades in Japanese politics. Prime Minister for the most part have come and gone and there's genuine public Cynicism and discontent with the fragile nature of Jap the Japanese politics so in a sense he benefited from having come after a period of great great Great Tab instability and he benefited also from having a very weak opposition during this period because the opposition party which was in government government three years between two thousand nine and two thousand twelve when it was cold. Democratic Party of Japan has been itself Rhythm With factions and essentially all over the place in terms of being able to land any punches on the Liberal Democratic Party government. So you haven't any competition in the end. He hasn't much competition from outside the party. And he's given the Japanese people a sense of stability which I think they have respected. So you wouldn't say there's an RB ISM as such. There is not a philosophical cornerstone to him philosophical cornerstone to him. But I'm not certain. It's one shared by the Jersey of Japanese people originally from the nationalist wing of the Liberal Democratic Party Much of his Political philosophy is good on. We habilitation his grandfather who was prime minister of Japan in the nineteen fifties and had a very problematical record in the nineteen thirties and forties during Japan's occupation career and four in China. And he has a nationalist. I think wants to both rehabilitate Prime Minister Kitchen. Gran- grandfather's father's mutation and also to turn the page so to speak on Japan's problematic history in ways. which do not necessitate? The next generation of Japanese need having to grapple as much with the the difficult politics of apology that other innovations have had to do But that nationalism is ten uh-huh by a political pragmatism of the recognition that He needs to fix the Japanese economy. Most Japanese voices are more worried about economic issues the constitutional nationally issues and that. Whatever obeys nationalist impulse maybe he needs to ventilate them in ways which staint disturb Japan's regional neighbours particularly China and Korea He had a very different sense of twentieth century. History in in that regard with China. He's got the relationship back onto something more of an even Keel career. It's much more difficult than well. How successful do you think he has been the not very by the sound of it? IN-IN addressing those difficult relationships with its neighbors in the region often overhung as they are by a history of world war. Two Cudi of done more. Well he's been successful with China. I think it's fair to say you inherited a difficult situation with China in in two thousand twelve when he became prime minister. The previous government nationalized the disputed islands in the East China Sea. which had alienated the Chinese Government and lead to a serious deterioration in the relationship nationalism. In the sense to prevent extreme nationalist getting the hands on them relations the China very very difficult and after initial period of tension. In which are they Like some of his predecessors as prime minister visited controversial Ashley yesterday shrine intake I they has invested considerable effort in establishing more of a relationship with Xi Jinping and getting the relationship back onto who Something more bridging equilibrium. Now there is talk. All Xi Jinping making a state visit to Japan in the spring of Twenty Twenty strong stronger relationships at every level of the Japanese and Chinese governments and there is a serious dialogue not least east because both countries face unpredictable. US Administration This time so the record with China is best and Eve. When I was prime minister in the decade he bested lots of time in improving relations with China to the situation with career is much harder because There is both Business over disputed history particularly on the Korean side and the sense on the Japanese side. The taught to know how to deal with careers concerns the Japanese. This was all settled. Many years ago with extensive reparations agreement that the issue was closed is they are resentful of the Koreans now reopening these historical issues so while I think there is some legitimate criticism of days. Playing the the nationalist card in in in this area there is also the sense Career is is is stay with him to negotiate during your time says Ambassador to Japan. What sense were you able to get all obeys personal style? What what what is he like to deal with as an individual when I wasn't I'm bachelor at the time. When I was in power? He was in power for a year in the mid noughties when he succeeded Prime Minister Junichiro. Well he's only and that was a very unsuccessful time any wasn't well and there were scandals which produced the effectiveness of these government and the U. banned last year? He became prime minister. Game Justin I left Japan at the end of my ambassadorship in twenty twelve. So what do I met him Briefly socially really and observed him as one of a number of leaders of the opposition during that very very febrile terriers. I didn't his His style-obsessed hand but he is certainly Powerful politician he's centralizing politician. He's established strong central control throw of the mechanisms of government of the appointment of key personnel. he is a strong leader in those terms Some in Japan would argue that he is too strong a leader that he centralize too much that he creates a political. Is it gonNA spread by. People are reluctant to step out of line into sagres with what comes out of the center out of the Prime Minister's office that can lead to strong and stable government not one respect it can also lead to Mistakes accounting if they have in certain areas of policy where civil servants have told politicians what they want to hear other than in the objective and and practical advice.

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Boris Johnson to suspend parliament in Brexit run-up

The Daily

09:35 min | 2 years ago

Boris Johnson to suspend parliament in Brexit run-up

"In our last episode about Brexit. We spoke for for colleague. Catherine bent hold just after Boris Johnson had suspended parliament and basically cut them out of the decision making process about how brexit would move forward and counter and talked talked about how that had set up this question about what version of democracy would prevail in Britain should be the version that prioritizes the popular will of the British British people who voted for Brexit with or without a deal with the EU which is what Boris Johnson wants or should the version of democracy be allowing parliament element the People's representatives to play a major role in what leaving the e looks like so. How has this all unfolded in the days since Boris Johnson made that move well. I think the answer is that it unfolded resoundingly in favour of parliament as parliament reconvened gene on Tuesday because remember Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament doesn't again for another week or so there was an atmosphere of high-drama NBA's takes the Duchy that when he turns up but our children's school as it was apparent. He's very well behaved fellow. He wouldn't dare behave like that in front with MP's going on TV on the radio the one nation this is not one dogmas complaining about Boris Johnson having committed a constitutional outrage is a constitutional outrage this extraordinarily he needs to be held to account by power but not shutting Dan Parliament and all of this emotion climax of course one of the most remarkable things took place during the statement was to see the member for Bracknell crossed the floor prime minister. You've lost your majority with a member of Boris Johnson's own Conservative Party crossing the aisle in front of the prime administer to sit with members of the Liberal Democratic Party and act which deprive Johnson in one stroke of his majority in parliament. He is it winning friends in Europe. He's losing friends at home his government with no mandate no morals and as of today no majority. Dr Thing so after this very stormy start the next thing that happens is tonight. The United Kingdom has been plunged into even deeper political. Oh chaos the opposition joined by twenty one members of the Conservative Party vote in favor of advancing this legislation that would effectively Saito Boris Johnson. You can't go to Brussels and pull Britain out of the European Union unless you make a deal with the European Union first the majority of British lawmakers including some members of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's own party voted to stop Johnson's plan to leave the European Union without without a withdrawal agreement good stuff the is to the right three hundred twenty eight the nose to the left three hundred one. The is the is heavy. I love so that's the first major defeat. He suffers in his term as prime minister and it's a big one. There is no consensus in this house to leave the European Union without a deal there is no majority see for no deal in the country because it goes straight to the heart of what Boris Johnson said he would do as prime minister <hes> and that is to withdraw withdraw on October thirty first dealer no deal regardless of this situation so when that one conservative lawmaker theatrically flipped on on the floor of parliament it turned out that was a signal of a bigger growing uprising within Boris Johnson's party over this approach he was taking to Brexit. Try to cut Hutt parliament out and just kind of crashed this thing through that's right and it's really very unprecedented. I mean the Conservative Party. British parties in general have iron discipline so to see twenty-one lawmakers peel off and vote against the prime minister and the government is really a wholly unprecedented development in British politics so from the very first session of parliament the British people understood that what they were witnessing with something entirely new in their modern political history and what exactly is underlying these defections affections and rejection of Boris Johnson's plan. I mean why is this so unwanted that even members of his own party are rising up against him. Well the basic fear is that if Britain withdraws from the European Union with no agreement in place overnight overnight it will cause a multitude of major problems you could imagine trucks that transport food and medicine from Europe into Britain being stuck at the border in Calais France. You could imagine chaos at the airports as people who are used to travelling back and forth without passports suddenly suddenly face the prospect of having to show identification you risk in short havoc havoc that could really hurt the economy but could also further polarize the debate over brexit so I think that even within Boris Johnson's party which remember is a party that wholeheartedly supports the goal of pulling out of Europe where e idea of pulling out in this disorderly abrupt way just scared a lot of the members of Johnson's own own party and that fear is what motivated this rebellious so this is not opposition to brexit per se it's opposition to a brexit brexit that creates no predictable trade scenarios ordeals that could suddenly just blow up the function of the British economy. That's that's right many of the rebels if not most of the rebels are on record as saying they think Britain should leave. It's just the way you do it that that is so important and for these twenty one pulling out in a chaotic sudden way is simply too big a risk and that's what they're pushing against or didn't the entire Conservative Party and presumably these rebels who voted against him didn't they know just a couple of weeks back when they elected poorest. Johnson is our prime minister that this is the manner in which he planned to proceed to crash out of the EU without a negotiated deal with the European Union. I mean isn't that understood. Stood that is understood. Yes Boris. Johnson never made any secret of his intentions here but remember. It's not just these twenty-one anyone people who elected Boris Johnson the leader of the Tory party and hence the prime minister he was elected by a slightly broader group of people and so Boris Johnson is tapping into a legitimate view on the part of many members of his party that the time for negotiation the time for for compromise is over and Britain really just needs to pull the Plug uh-huh but to these twenty one rebels he's setting Britain on a horse that they feel ultimately will be economically and politically destructive so they view their role as saying. Hey wait a minute. We want to deliver brexit but we want to do it. In a responsible way in this is not the responsible way to do it. So how did the Prime Minster respond to this rebellion to this smooth in parliament force Johnson does two things. The ruling conservatives are in turmoil. Boys Johnson has kicked hot twenty-one members of his own party after they voted against same disease control of the parliamentary agenda the first thing he does is he carries out what you almost have to call us. Stalinist purge of these rebels rebels. He kicks them out of the Party while I would have to say. Boris Johnson really had the worst week. I mean here he is. He's new. He lost everyone of of his first votes. In parliament which is unprecedented. He purged twenty-one people in his own party because they didn't support him. I mean I think it's kind of dunning and it leads to this extraordinary tableau of these conservative. MP Some of whom have served for decades some of whom are elders of the party giving these emotional farewell speeches in the House of Commons you have the grandson grandson of Winston Churchill Nicholas Soames the speak. I'm not standing of the next section. I'm bus approaching the end a thirty seven years service to this hice of which I've been proud. I'm honored beyond words to be. I'm not I'm showed a very sad that it should end in this way speaking very emotionally nationally about all the years he spent in parliament who have titans of British politics Kenneth Clarke who's known as the father of the house a former Chancellor Chancellor of the exchequer a man who might well have been prime minister himself party tonight. It's been taken over by a Roman knockabout. uh-huh so character

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