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"mr kishida" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

06:45 min | 4 months ago

"mr kishida" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"See the meal goal phase. Get the today. 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 opinion. So who is mr cheetah that what kind of leader can we expect him to be well. Politics is a family business firms to cuba. Both of his father and his grandfather were parliamentarians in the diet's lower house his biggest job before this was as foreign minister in the cabinet of former prime minister auditions. Oh in japanese political circles. He's kind of known for being an affable colleague but a bit of adult personality and when he does take office. What are the big challenges that he faces. Well he takes over from suge yoshiki who has been prime minister for all of a year subas handling of of the covert nineteen pandemic and sort of his perceived lack of leadership really brought him down so she does first task is to regain public trusts by providing clear plan. I sort of how. Japan is going to emerge from the pandemic. He faces slightly more favourable. Timing than suge did. Japan's daily caseload is shrinking and the government is planning to lift some restrictions on movement just this week but he needs to present a plan that shows leadership to the public beyond that of course. He faces deeper challenges. Japan's population is is aging and shrinking in their long term economic challenges. That come with that. He also has more to do to build on some policy. Legacies that suge left behind for example pledged to make reach net zero by twenty fifty and finally he will have to sort of maintain this more active and constructive posture that japan has been playing regionally and internationally in particular on trade. What does he actually said about tackling all these challenges tissue to kind of presents himself as a empathetic leader. He talks about listening to voters than and wanting to sort of move from division to collaboration and his vision for the country pretty fuzzy during the campaign this year he sought sort of appeal to all corners of the party to present himself as kind of a compromise figure which proved to be a a winning strategy. But it doesn't give us much clarity in terms of of where he thinks. Japan oughta go. He has described himself as the dove to mr obeys hawk in the past but this time around he sounded tougher notes on china in an attempt to seize. The party's right-wing he's promised. More stimulus to counter the fallout from the pandemic. but at the same time He's also nodded to some of the concerns of fiscal hawks. Who who still worry about japan's rising public debt load. The main thrust of his campaign was was the idea that japan needs sort of new model of capitalism that would focus more on on fighting economic inequality but he's offered few details about how that would look in practice. And what does mr rashid is. Election mean do you think for japan's role in the world. Well neither she. Nor any of the other l. d. p. presidential candidates really departed radically from the basic sort of framework set out by former prime minister obey. There's strong support for japan's lyons. With america there are increasing worries about chinese expansionism and aggression and there is an ongoing attempts to shore up japan's position both by building up its own defense capacities and by building. Sort of networks with others in the region and kishida is is is on board with that. But i think the real risk in terms of japan's role in the world is that kishida proves to be a weak. Perhaps short lived prime minister and the japan rather than than playing an active role internationally. Succumbs to domestic infighting. You mentioned that. Japanese voters have quite a bit of apathy of disillusionment. What effects do you think this election. We'll have on that well again. I do think the outcome is a testament to the enduring. Strength of the ldp establishment. And they're kind of disregard for broader public opinion. It's entirely possible that that might motivate more voters to come out and cast protest votes in the diet elections that are due later. This fall but given the enduring weakness of the japanese opposition parties. The ldp's grip on power remains pretty secure. It probably heralds a shift towards the more sort of traditional bureaucratic technocratic type of japanese government predictable kind of consensus driven incremental type. Change and again. I worry that that will only deepen this..

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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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"mr kishida" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

07:32 min | 4 months ago

"mr kishida" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Sent three aircraft there on the day of the terrorist attack at the airport. They were up to about five hundred people. The japanese government was in the midst of evacuating to the airport to leave afghanistan. That did not happen. Obviously because of the terrorist attack at the airport so that that mission had to be truncated and the japanese air force then withdrew to qatar like other allies of the united states. So one of the reasons that we're having this podcast is because there's been a lot of commentary that that all these. Us allies are questioning the us security commitment at this point have there been any voices either politicians or in the japanese media that seriously questioned the us security commitment and if so what is the response to that so as you know us. Japan the united states and japan have security treaty that has article five provision like we do with nato like we do with other allies And the security. The article five provisions provide for us assistance to help in the defense of japan. I i think there's very little government this very little sense. Within the japanese strategic community in government that this withdrawal math ghanistan impinges upon american willingness to uphold its article five commitments to japan. The larger conversation of course is one of what does this do. What is the afghan a withdrawal due to perceptions of strength perceptions of american reliability. And so i don't think you have a problem of the japanese government worried about the united states is reliability But you do have this larger question about what. What does this mean in. The region especially the indo pacific with where the united states and japan are working quite closely to make sure that united states remains engaged in thinking about regional stability and of course countering china has been a little bit inside the beltway here in washington. Dc of course it's been a bit of a focus on by some who thinks that the afghan withdrawal has weakened our reliability on issues such as helping taiwan Another is not our treaty allies but others who might need our support in the future. I don't think that there's a large sense of concern about this in in japan Outside the government. of course you have the same debates. We're having here in the united states which is really about where america can be Focused in the future in terms of deterring aggression. And i think there's a great hope that in the asia pacific or the indo pacific the united states will now concentrate its efforts. So let's let's zoom in on on taiwan for a second. How is japan's relationship with taiwan. Developed in in recent years so time on is of course very close physically to japan. It is a hundred and twenty kilometers. Which is you know about. You know one hundred miles less than a hundred miles from the southwestern islands. Up japan fishermen from both taiwan and japan fish in the same waters. Trade is very close. Regionally are subregionally between taiwan in those south western japanese islands in the southern islands of the japanese home islands. I think there's a very close relationship between the japanese taiwanese people so you see for example when japan had its earthquake in two thousand eleven taiwan was the first country to offer assistance in in large amounts of economic assistance at the time. So you have an affinity sort of popular affinity between the two. I think the worry today In the japanese government of course is the rising chinese pressure across the straits. there is an increased presence of the people's liberation army's navy and air forces across those straits and around taiwan and in the vicinity of japan south western islands. So there's concern here about the military role in the region and what china's intentions are and of course like americans japanese who also worried about just how far beijing may go in imposing its will on taiwan new japanese watched of course the hong kong a security lobbying imposed. It has looked at beijing's behavior across the region including the tensions with australia. It sees a much more assertive in in fact at times aggressive china and it worries very much that the proximity of taiwan to japanese territory could make that a place where the japanese would have to worry about. Not only the fate of taiwan's defenses but also the fate of japanese defenses so japan Has an election coming up to. What extent has national security benefactor in the domestic politics surrounding the election. It's been interesting to watch. You know this is first of all. We have to elections this fall. What we're watching at the moment is the election for the leadership of the liberal democratic party. Which is japan's conservative party. That has ruled in coalition Now for decades. So you see mr suge decide. The current prime minister of japan Yoshi suge has decided not to run for reelection within his party as leader of the party and has so the field has opened and there are three candidates declared today. One is mr kishida kishi famille. Who is a former foreign minister of japan and has largely been seen as as somebody who is very focused on diplomat diplomatic relationship with china with the united states with other japanese neighbors. There is a second candidate takeuchi. Sinai she is the only female candidate in the in the race. She has a very strong affinity within the right of of the conservative party. She's advocated for example for constitutional revision. She's advocated surprisingly In the last few days to up. Japan's defense spending to two percent of gdp and even suggested that japan should be far more assertive in the use of offensive capabilities The last person to enter the race is kornel. Tuttle who is currently responsible for japan's vaccination effort in response to the cove nineteen crisis and he is a pragmatically very focused on economic social issues public health issues and has not yet made his position on japanese diplomacy indefens- particularly clear but he has served as foreign minister. He has also served japan's defense minister and has taken a fairly strong stance. These heavy japanese neighbors about japanese security interests. So this is an interesting race It'll be interesting to watch before debates within the membership of the ldp going forward. And so you'll see. I'm sure defense and foreign policy issues tak- take a significant role in those debates. So as you look to the future what are some key factors or flash points that you're looking at with regards to the us jabs relationship so we've got some diplomacy on the agenda for the remainder of this year. The quad meeting. The.

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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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"mr kishida" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

08:18 min | 1 year ago

"mr kishida" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Being a major ally of the United States in East Asia, we welcome Scott Harold senior political scientists at the Rand Corporation. Because thie The eminent vote in the Liberal Democratic Party will choose a successor. It right now appears that there is a hands on runaway candidate who was in his seventies on age that I think is Oh, quite wise. But in any event, the question is whether Mr Suba can hold off his rivals who are a decade younger on whether this transition is stable for the present conditions in East Asia, Scott a very good evening to you. The transition first question. Is it a surprise to everybody? Or had they been preparing for this for some time, Mr Hobbs stepping down because of health. Good evening. Good evening, John and Gordon and hear listeners around the world job. I think it was certainly not a surprise that eventually OB would step down. Of course, he is the longest serving prime minister in Japan modern history. But the exact timing of his departure eyes certainly a bit of a surprise he had had health issues before that ended his first stint back in the mid to thousands. And has had a recurrence of this this bowel trouble. That is, ah, really prevented him from finishing out What he certainly thought would what he hoped would be a long run still That would enable him to see the Tokyo Olympics and protect potentially really transformed Japan's overall foreign policy identity by revising Japan's constitution, two of his long running goals, neither which looks like he's going to see that come to fruition in terms of the candidates. Yes, I think it's quite a surprise that his chief Cabinet secretary, Mr Suba personality who You are a person individual who was really mostly known as an extremely efficient manager of the Bay Cabinet and the policymaking process. But who was not seen as a forerunner front runner. I think has really left to the four partly because hey represents a continuity and partly because I think the leading faction's In Japan have regarded Mr Kishida who's the former foreign minister and the policy Research Council head as insufficiently Top foreign sufficiently effective at communicating the LDP policies to the broader Japanese public. Mr Casino is very well known in foreign policy circles in the United States. Highly regarded, but it had a harder time communicating and connecting to the Japanese public. Ah, third candidate, Mr Ishida, who's a former defense minister. Among other portfolios he has held is very popular with the LD piece based voters but has less connectivity and less support among the factional heads who will ultimately probably end up picking Japan's next prime minister in the LDP presidential race later this month. Gordon you have a question for Scott. Scott Under OB. We've had eight years of stability in the Japanese political system. Before that Japanese prime ministers came and go like a revolving door here for a few months and then gone. What do you forecast going forward? Will there be an OB like stability, or will there be again revolving door form of government? You know, garden. You've put your finger on one of the really important question that I think will be on many people's minds. Obviously, the Japanese people were quite frustrated with the rapid turnover in their prime minister's six in about five years. Uh, in the late latter half of the 2000 to the early 20 Tens. OB really owes his long run as the prime minister, at least in part to a presentation of Firm foreign policy focused at home on reviving the Japanese economy and the blood on standing up to China and North Korea as they developed weapons and capabilities to threaten Japan. Oh, and, of course of hugging very closely the United States and working to integrate the alliance on an ever deeper level. If Mr Suda Sze legacy If he becomes the prime minister, will his legacy be that he is able to at some point grow out from The shadow of having been obvious chief Cabinet secretary. Certainly ob himself and many other Japanese prime ministers have previously served as chief Cabinet secretary. So it is a good launching point from which to know how to run the bureaucracy. And if anything, Suk's reputation is a little bit less flashy than obs, but much more disciplined. Uh, you know, so this is one of the areas where you could imagine continuity in the effort to strengthen Japan's economy strengthened Japan's ability to work with the United States. On the other hand, as John noted, you know many of you commented Mr Suba has been at this long, very challenging 24 hours a day, seven days a week job for eight years already, and he is not young. He's not old at 71, though he is also not really that young and that job has been very grinding. So the question will be does he have new ideas that he hasn't pushed forward? Because they were his role was to support Does he have You know the wherewithal to stay in office another 67 years Or will he be a transitional candidate to some of the younger generation candidates like Mr Casita and Mr Ishii brought in there? In their early sixties, You know, foreign, former foreign minister now Defense Minister Kunal in his fifties or even some of the younger candidates in their late thirties and early forties. Like Mr Koizumi I think that's really going to be one of the questions that everyone will have in mind. Of course, Dugas legacy is already intimately tied up with Abby on. It would not be surprising if he really carried the torch for all based policies, And I think that's what many people would expect for some years to come. Sharp end of the stick. Is there a significance in any of these choices, given the provocations around the Senkakus and the general bad acting of China? You know, John. That's an important question, too. I think it's certainly the case that the Asuka Administration if it comes into office will be characteristic of the approach that Albert has taken and that is to say. Standing firm without you know, not tolerating provocations, but not overreacting in a way that gives China opening. I think because she Kishida Ah Prime Minister ship would probably be a little bit Softer. Kishida is known as being a little more liberal yoga is known as being a little bit more conservative on issues, of course, having focused on defense and foreign policy issues for a long time. That would likely also have those portfolios very much in mind on would look to stand up to China. But really, I think it's fair to say across the political spectrum in Japan, there is not much appetite for any kind of a return to the days when Japan would look aside or or tolerate Chinese provocations. On the other hand, there is not really much call for appetite for conflict with China, so it will be a challenge of Japan will continue to have to manage. Hopefully, close cooperation with the United States. Quick question for you, Gordon was PR. Was the Piercy surprised by Abu stepping down? Do you have any sense of that? Yeah, I don't. I think that they were surprised by the timing as Scott talked about, because that was really what caught everybody at least unaware people. Of course, As Scott said, knew that some point would have to go. But not now. You have one question..

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