Shinzo Abe claims that putting the economy’s highest priority on constitutional amendments aside?
The Prime Minister of Japan, the Liberal Democratic Party’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the first press conference after the reorganization of the Liberal Democratic Party’s top management said that the development of the economy should be given the highest priority, and the constitutional amendment was expressed as a timetable, suggesting that it be put first.
Since the beginning of this year, Abe ‘s cabinet has been deeply intertwined with scandals, and public opinion approval rates have plunged. The Liberal Democratic Party ‘s defeat in Tokyo ‘s parliamentary elections has shaken the party, and Abe ‘s constitutional revision policy has been widely criticized.
However, it remains doubtful whether Abe really wants to focus his work on the economy.
[Lost Constitutional Initiative]The Daily News reported that Masahiko Takamura, the deputy head of the Liberal Democratic Party, said at the party ‘s high-level meeting on the 3rd: The Constitution has just been handed over to the party, and the top priority of the cabinet is economics.
Abe’s cronies, Acting Secretary-General of the Liberal 杭州夜网论坛 Democratic Party, Koizumi Tatsuichi acknowledged that this was a track correction.
Gao Cun’s statement reflects the uneasiness within the LDP.
The constitutional amendment is controversial in the Liberal Democratic Party.
Takamura hinted to media reporters that day that he was not in a hurry to propose a constitutional amendment plan in the autumn interim parliament.
Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai, who has not supported the constitutional revision of the new policy investigation committee chairman, Kumada Fumio, also said that he must be cautious again.
Abe ‘s previous timetable for amending the constitution was based on the Liberal Democratic Party ‘s constitutional amendment plan. The discussions between the opposition parties and the opposition parties were started during the autumn interim parliament, and then gradually amended in the regular parliament next year.
The current term of the House of Representatives will expire in December next year, and Abe has not even denied the possibility of simultaneous election of the House of Representatives and referendum on constitutional amendments.
Some media have analyzed that after the reshuffle of the leadership of the Cabinet and the Liberal Democratic Party, Abe ‘s constitutional amendment agenda will inevitably exist and will be postponed. Abe ‘s initiative in the two-year constitutional amendment will also be reduced.
However, according to the “Daily News”, Abe’s blockage on the political agenda has led to the argument that economic development is a priority, and it has become a common routine after he took office for the second time.
Kyodo News reports that Abe still regards constitutional amendment as an important agenda of the cabinet and intends to continue the discussion on constitutional amendment.
A Liberal Democratic Party official said: The Prime Minister will not stop at the beginning of the constitutional amendment.
[Economic policy is not optimistic]At the press conference, Abe stated that the economy should be the most important ES of the cabinet.
In this reorganization, in addition to remaining Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Seiko Hirose, Abe also made former Liberal Democratic Party’s Chairman of the Political Consultative Conference Motoki to serve as Minister of Economic Regeneration, and it can be said that it is an economically mobilized elite.
But “Daily News” commented that Abe’s economics, which has been advocated since Abe’s second term, has hit the ceiling.
Since 2012, Japan ‘s gross domestic product (GDP) growth and unemployment rate have both improved to some extent, but consumer demand remains sluggish due to stagnant wage growth and insufficient confidence in social security.
Aso acknowledges that in order to create effective demand, it is inevitable to increase fiscal expenditure.
“Daily News” believes that this will inevitably worsen the stretched Japanese finances.
According to data released by the Japanese Ministry of Finance in July, the country’s fiscal year 2016 totaled approximately 55.
5 trillion yen (about 3 yuan).
4 trillion yuan), a decrease of one year.
5%, with growth and decline again after a lapse of 7 years.
“Asahi Shimbun” quoted data released by the Cabinet Office in the same month and reported that the nominal GDP removal rate remained at 2.
In the case of 5% to 3%, by fiscal year 2020, Japan’s basic fiscal deficit will still expand to 8.
2 trillion yen (500 billion U.S. dollars), and the nominal GDP synthesis in fiscal 2016 was only 1.
According to economic analysts, according to this, by fiscal year 20, it will become empty talk to no longer rely on the issuance of government bonds to supplement fiscal revenue.
In addition, Bank of Japan, the head of the Bank of Japan, Tohiko Kuroda announced last month that the target of 2% inflation in 2018 was postponed for one year.
This shows that Japan has not yet reached the expected state of deflation.
Some Japanese media pointed out that this is already the sixth time to extend the relevant policy goals since the implementation of Abe Economics. No matter what exams, six times down the list, your brothers have no courage to encourage you.
[New team is difficult to gather together]Various problems have been pointed out, which has caused the people’s distrust. I express my deep reflection and apologize to the people.
At the beginning of the press conference on the 3rd, Abe apologized.
As a result of scandals such as land price gates, extra school academies, and the Ministry of Defense’s concealment, the approval rating of Abe’s cabinet fell into a dangerous area.
After successive scandals, Abe’s official hat seemed to turn into a potato, not as popular as before.”Sankei Shimbun” disclosed that following the rejection of Abe’s invitation by the former Speaker of the House of Representatives Ibuki Civilization, the new Minister of Northern Okinawa, Ezaki Tezuma, also refused to join the cabinet, and reluctantly agreed after his own faction leader, Nikai Junbo.
The Asahi Shimbun quoted people familiar with the matter as saying that the new Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Lin Fang, was receiving an invitation to enter the cabinet and marveled: what is it to me!
In addition, Abe appointed former political opponent Masako Noda as the Minister of General Affairs to highlight the former suspects of donation.
Instead, a female politician made it clear after taking office that she will again participate in next year’s Liberal Democratic Party election.
It can be seen that although Abe made a wish by reorganizing the feudal officials, hoping to obtain the support of various factions within the party to consolidate the foundation of governance, but from the current point of view, there has been a change in the minds of the party.
On the opposition side, the DPP has stated that it will continue to pursue land prices and add scandals to schools.
The Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Takahashi Otsuka said: After the cabinet reshuffle, the scandal could not be ignored.
Fangsheng Yamashita, deputy chairman of the Japanese National Assembly, said that the cabinet ‘s support rate is diving, and the cabinet staff has some responsibilities, but the biggest responsibility lies with Abe himself. Reorganizing the cabinet alone cannot solve the problem.
(Li Jiazheng) (Xinhua News Agency special feature) Original title: Abe claims that the economy has the highest priority to amend the constitution?