Japan: Abe's Resignation

Japan Observer was surprised by Abe's resignation and wrote down his first thoughts: The LDP is in trouble, but Mr. Abe's unexpectedly hasty exit gives the party a chance to select someone who can communicate with the public, earn the trust of the Japanese people, and move an agenda forward in cooperation with the DPJ. Indeed, the DPJ might be the biggest loser from Mr. Abe's early departure…

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  • Robert Eldoyan

    Japanese leaders just showed the leader the art of politics: he’s surprise resignation lead to a power vacuum that would likely to be filled with a man of “hawkish viewpoints” another milestone change in terms of the rearming process of japan: within a mere 5 years and two terms of japanese prime ministers we see amendments in the country’s peace constitution that allow troop deployment outside the country for the first time in half a century and now, possibly, a leader with a not so peaceful stance towards its neighbors and the hot spots of today’s world. While we can not question if the resignation have anything to do with a mindful strategy in the country’s rearming process, we cannot fail to see the perfect timing: its guardian United States tied down with Iraq, mindful with its presidential election and domestic issues. we should ask the question, what further step would japan took on in its glorification of its military past and the distancing from its peaceful constitution? Abe resigned not only to give boost to a troubled LDP, but also to create political instability that could give rise to radicalism and changes, and some we just might not like.

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