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"victor noah" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

06:45 min | 4 months ago

"victor noah" 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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