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Ichigen koji (145)

Posted by ampontan on Monday, August 20, 2012

一言居士
– A person who has something to say about everything

The reason the Liberal Democratic Party was defeated (in the lower house election) three years ago was not only that more people supported the Democratic Party, but that many people thought the LDP had gone off course, and it was time for a change.

For example, there was the constant replacement of Cabinet ministers, and the criticism that we dealt too harshly with the late-stage elderly in our reform of the healthcare system. The party had become disassociated from the people.

But replacing the LDP with the DPJ was even worse. Nevertheless, the voters are hesitant to return the LDP to power. We (as a party) must clearly identify where we lost support, and how we intend to fix that.

What should we do with the DPJ now so shaky and unstable, without launching an immediate and full attack? The LDP as a party still has the pride of its days as the ruling party, so it is incapable of sloughing off all of its problems. Yet, there is no way we can put up with the DPJ staying in power.

– Ishiba Shigeru, former Defense Minister and prominent member of the LDP

One Response to “Ichigen koji (145)”

  1. 21st Century Schizoid Man said

    So what? Another murmur. But do not worry Ishiba san, we do not hear anything but murmur these days.

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