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Japanese political circles avoid talking about "reform"

   On Halloween, Japan held the House of Representatives election for four years. Before the election, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has foreseen that the headwind is strong, and it is estimated that it will lose 1/4 to 1/3 of its seats. It is considered a victory if it can barely maintain the majority of seats in the parliament.

  In the early morning of November 1, the dust settled for 465 seats in which thousands of candidates competed. The Liberal Democratic Party won 261 seats. It lost only 15 seats before the general election and maintained more than half of its position in the parliament.

  Ineffective control of the epidemic, the Liberal Democratic Party’s GDP fell by 20% in U.S. dollars during the 9 consecutive years in power (US$6.27 trillion in 2012 and US$5.04 trillion in 2020), and people’s personal income has been lost even more during the eight years of Abe’s administration. 30%. Abe's loss of public gains and personal gains, and scandals such as Moriyou, Jiaji, and cherry blossom viewing have continued. Japan has quarreled with all neighboring countries... However, the Liberal Democratic Party can maintain the majority of seats in the parliament, and its ability to retain power for a long time will not be affected at all.

  Observing Japanese society, I feel that innovation is the most lacking here, or the restoration that Japanese people like to say. When Fumio Kishida was elected prime minister, he used all his speech skills to read the long speech—from beginning to end, there was no word "reform". A TV reporter later had the opportunity to interview Kishida. When asked why he did not talk about reforms, Kishida replied indifferently: "Reform has a cold image of the weak and the strong."

  Kishida's answer fits the current Japanese society very well.

  After 2000, Junichiro Koizumi proposed "postal reform." The word literally means to reform the postal industry in Japan, but in fact the object of reform is far more than the postal service. Koizumi believes in neo-liberalism and hates Japanese-style big pot rice (lifetime employment, annual merit sequence). He believes that free competition and pay according to work can allow Japanese society to learn new things and gain new vitality for development.

  Temporary workers, which were very few 20 years ago, now account for 40% of employees. After encountering the new crown epidemic, a large number of temporary workers immediately lost their jobs, and more formal workers began to transfer their status to contract workers and short-term contract workers. These are necessary to implement the neoliberal line.

  As a result, there were five peaks of the epidemic in Japan, but the stock market remained unchanged, and stock prices continued to rise. As of the 2020 Japanese fiscal year ending March 30, 2021, corporate income tax has been increased to 70 trillion yen, an increase of 7.9% over the previous year. Corporate taxation has become a common practice, and the country's income is full.

  This kind of neoliberal reforms such as decoupling enterprises from their employees and widening the gap between the rich and the poor are quite disgusting in Japan today. However, the opposition parties will not shout reform slogans just because they want to compete with the Liberal Democratic Party, nor will they call for real reforms to the lifeless Japanese society, the economy that has been lost for 30 years, and the politics of copper.

  Like the Liberal Democratic Party, the opposition party advocates paying living expenses for the people during the election, and like the Liberal Democratic Party, it emphasizes the importance of national military security. If you listen to the speeches of the Liberal Democratic Party candidates and then listen to the speeches of those opposition politicians who don't know their names, you will feel that you are listening to the recording, the content is similar, and the speech skills of the opposition parties are far inferior to those of the Liberal Democratic Party politicians.

  Instead of letting people from outside the Liberal Democratic Party who have no experience in governing and the idea of ​​changing society into the parliament, it is better to let the familiar Liberal Democratic Party candidates be elected. It is true that the Liberal Democratic Party is incapable of preventing the epidemic. It has lost the country for a long time in economic construction and cannot handle relations with South Korea and China. However, it is better than various small parties that cannot be named and can bear some responsibility. However, the fact that the Liberal Democratic Party cannot be allowed to win too much and reduce its 15 seats in this election compared to the last time has shown that Japanese voters are beating the Liberal Democratic Party severely. As for the ruling party, the Liberal Democratic Party must be asked to complete it.


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