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story. ah japan looked set to get a new prime minister after a leadership contest in the ruling party. is it a victory for relief over the grass through? will through vio, she'd bring change and how japan faces challenges at home and abroad. this is inside story. ah
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hello and welcome to the show. i'm sammy's a dan for me. okay. she there was picked by veteran party members and criticized for being old school. now the form of foreign minister is leading japan's ruling liberal democratic party. he set now to become prime minister. could she to was seen as a safe choice for the l. d p. as it faces general elections in november. he's challenged with leading the party to victory after it's popularity declined, but it's got to win public support to. it wasn't the most favoured contender among young party members, nor among the japanese people. cuz she has pledge to counter china's growing influence and promised to narrow japan's income inequality gap, florence louis reports. julio kisha is the new chief of japan's governing liberal democratic party. he is also set to become prime minister as his party and coalition partner control the houses of parliament
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. it's the 2nd time the former foreign minister has run for the leadership. after competing against outgoing premier yoshi he de suger last year. in his acceptance speech, he should have promised to lead the party to success in next month's general election . but as a drop, i want to firmly show a reborn, liberal democratic party to the japanese citizens and urge them to support us social group. from today i will video with all my energy get straight to work, party members around the country and members of parliament, please work with me. a 1st round vote had failed to produce a majority winner and 2 female contenders dropped out of the race in a run off key. she'd are faced taro, cano, an outspoken minister in charge of japan's cove at 19 vaccine rollout. who had been ahead in opinion polls, but widely regarded as a safe pair of hands. key should have had the support of lawmakers and beat his rival by 257 votes to
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a 170. analysts say he should as rise to the premise ship is unlikely to effect defense and international relations. he supports close ties with western democracies to counter china's growing influence in the region. we're on the economy kish. it has pledged to spend big on a stimulus package and emphasized the need to distribute more wealth to households . but 1st he faces a difficult challenge, a general election that has to be held by november. what i expect to see is something ambitious, like a very large stimulus package dedicated to and pandemic management. and the health system in general, although of nothing is really going to be implemented this candy be now evidence of success in time for the election. so in a lot to a large extent, key sheeter is going to be selling hope and asking the electorate trust him. rather
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than demonstrating any concrete results there, he should are, may be seen as a stable choice. but some analysts say his bland image may work against him in the upcoming polls. florence louis al jazeera. ah, well, let's bring in our guest. now we have joining us from toke out don. a weeks professor of political science said, missus, she know, university in she zuka said 0 talk a she thought professor of management at the university of she's zuka and in tokyo, craig, mark, professor of international studies at korea to women's university. welcome to all, let's start with donner if we could. so donna, mr. kachimba lacks popular support. he appears to suffer from some of the same weak points which got the better of your he, this suger. why did the liberal democrats choose cushy to then?
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i guess because they weren't all lead came to have corner who does have, i guess a greater popularity with the younger members and perhaps a broader public. and so they, it seems, in the last 24 hours were coming to understand that they made some swift changes and, and deals, and to ensure that they got a man kishana in the end. so then craig, listening to what dana said, there is this just a classic case of the elite prevailing over the party rank and file, perhaps even over the will of the public. i'm. yeah, i would agree with that a before the leadership royce was concluded yesterday, there was a lot of speculation about the factions allowing a free vote, which wouldn't usually happened in because it's, donna said, a lot of the younger died members are worried that they could lose they say to me,
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our upcoming election are due to some happen sometime in november. but as we've seen, the factions reasserted themselves and watch. the vote of course was very close between kesha and cono caught i was actually expected to win the 1st round, but just got hit by kesha about one voice. and so that was the sign that the factions had resumed themselves and had swung the white behind kesha. and that couldn't compensate for the popularity the corner had in the branches he got about nearly half of the branch fight in the 1st round. but that wasn't enough to get corner i threw on the 2nd ground. all right, let's bring in sight jiro. now we talk about this is a sign of the factions getting their way. who we talk about with are we really talk
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about a very narrow faction? the more conservative right wing leaning elements of veil the p. no, not necessarily. so it's a lot more to do with the power play between the factional levels of the fact of the matter is that there is a tendency that are the m p. 's tend to go on the bandwagon of who the winner is likely to be because you will get a better allocation of better physician and ministries at all. so there is that tendency to basically go for the winner and obviously on a factional basis. i mr. cuz she had always had an upper hand, so all you saw the some i was a last minute rush to support. you know, our music ship for that reason. because many of the l d p members are elder p. that's and piece that is are they would like to sustain the status quo, particularly with the election coming up in november,
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and they're excessively conservative. nature obviously are brought them to bring on mr. q as a prime minister. all right, let's take it back to donna a moment ago. we're talking about how this is a sign of the factional elite prevailing over the, the publican over the grass roots of even the l. d. p. do you think the liberal democrats are going to pay a price for that when it comes to general elections being held in november? as we all expect this time around, are probably not. and you know, the, the opposition parties haven't really been able to make much ground during, you know, even this last year or so, of the corona, barris and cove. it and tell the pay has been dealing with the action and stumbling with the vaccination, roll out. and so on. so i think if ever there had been a time that the opposition parties could have, you know,
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made some advances now would have been it. the other thing too, that i think we will have to take into account is, today is the last day off, the state of emergency. this, the state of the major is listed in just a couple of hours now, which means that people can start to go out again and entertainment in restaurants and so on. can actually start to save alcohol again, which i'm anticipating will give people a little bit of a list. and it may work in case she does. this is just speculation. it may work in case she does favor that when people come to vote out that have this sense perhaps that things are starting to lift and a given that the elections are largely won and lost on economic issues. i think potentially there'll be a lift in that sense of the economic environment and, and people might say, well, let's go with the old a p again. all right, say 0 taking that scenario. even if they were releasing all the relaxing, shall we say of some of the kind of virus restrictions does. give him a bit of
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a lift as donna put it there when they give him, even if he wins elections, even if the, if he wins elections, will it be enough to give him a strong mandate to carry any, carry out any serious reforms? well, the question is, does he really want to conduct a reform? is that what is expected? of course you know, to the public. he will say that you know, l d p needs reform and obviously they do. but it's quite clear that he's not going to make radical changes, as mr. cornel would have done are. and that's one of the reasons why the m p 's at voted for him. he will make, you know, some modification on those. so when he talks about making changes, addressing the wealth gap, if you don't think any of that is serious, of course it's serious in japan. the incoming equality gap is, is certainly a time warm in my opinion because the japanese are probably the ones who have
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realized the idealism of socialism. in other words, we don't have a lot of, you know, inequality gap and compared to other. we see the nations that said that has widened quite ah, you know, dramatically especially after coven 19. so obviously, this is one thing that he has to tackle. ah, but you know, this is that exactly same thing has been said by mr. o'connor as well. are we know that that's the whole work that all you know, policies has to do so it's really nothing new in, in, in that context the radical changes that i'm talking about is the constructive destruction within the l d p. now this is in all of something that mr. cona was about to do, but certainly not mosquito who will be trying to basically balance things out. he's known as a very good balancer. so i doubt that there will be a drastic, you know, innovative change within del, the, but of course, for the economic policy side, of course, there will be, you know, on he's already announced a 10 treating and package already. so there will be
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a lot of announcements that we've made, and it makes it easier because the japanese public anger has simmer down. as in a, donna was saying we've got the lift off of this, an emergency measures. and also the vaccine saturation level has almost reach the same level as united states, united kingdom. so things are definitely getting a lot better as far as environment is concerned. all right, craig, listening that to what se gera had save, got to wonder whether the talk of a new capitalism by the new leader, by the incoming, if we can call an incoming primers to the votes expected to pass very easily on monday in parliament. ah, how radically new of vision do expect van listening to what side jerry had say about? he's basically a man of a political balancing act. that's why the elites went for him. yeah, we'll have to see what the actual concrete policy proposals. i got to bake, it is significant that he did clearly say that he is going to depart from
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ob i nomics. and by saying that something had to be done to address the income gap because under she's our policies and continuing on with one year of sofa. and the stock market did increase in the big corporations. enjoyed healthy profits in sitting on huge cash reserves birth. the income and assets of ordinary people in the household with down wages, again, really flash. so we will have to say whether kitchen is policies now do our walk walk rather than talk the talk. and it's interesting though, i heard something that said just be in and out today this evening about who kish it is. the secretary general for the liberal democratic party is going to be. and that saw a boy called a kira murray, and he's a heavy white in the old,
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the pay he's of the are so faction of the and now outgoing deputy prime minister today also. but he was one of the architects all of a nomics. he was the economic revitalization minister under shinta la bay until he was forced to step down in 2016 due to a bribery scandal. so it's very yeah, significant that for me. okay, should i has chosen him for his secretary general. and so that's an indication of how much the elderly pe establishment is reasserted itself. so there is quite an indication that sessions are by, has been very happy with the outcome of yesterday's leadership election, even though he was outwardly backing attack ha, when the female candidates. and she's actually going to be the policy chief, which she should there was a up into ration after he was
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a foreign minister. so we've had some interesting juggling of the party positions already. and i saw the deputy formulas. yeah, he's now going to be vice president, so he's been shuffled off sideways. well, that sideways. nice faith. the next point i was going to ask donna, which is, is cache to really just a continuation and extension of sions are, are based policies. do you agree with those who say, if anything, this election, this contest shows the continuing power or at least influence options are by in the l d p. yes look, i think there was never going to be any doubt as to how much influence of it was going to continue to hold. particularly last year when he didn't resign from parliament to me. that was a sure sign that he was planning to stick around for as long as he could. and so not surprised too much in that regard. i guess, you know,
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in the 24 hours so. so since yesterday, you know, they say 24 hours is a long time in politics and it certainly, yesterday we might have been in other places a little bit optimistic that perhaps some of what he should a deep down wants to do might come through. but i think the last 24 hours and indeed the, the positions that craig is just mentioned, you were waiting for those, the announcement of those positions to see how much it was going to be constrained by the factional deals. and clearly he's going to be very constrained. and i think next week to when we see the cabinet, the ministry selections will get a greater indication of just how much i think guess is, is probably going to, to have to stick to the line for a little bit longer. sticking to the all by line, will that rescue japan from the stagnation from the challenges which japan didn't overcome even under the rule of sion?
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so all be, what do you think, se, gera, no, unfortunately, it will not. um, the fact of the matter is, is that, um, well, you know, i mean on the 1st arrow was flying and the weekend has basically surge, the income of the japanese exporters, which was expected to basically increase the income of the japanese people that didn't happen. so obviously mystic she the end mr. kona both were basically indirectly making sure that you know, they would certainly push for the increase of wages to take place. so so that you know, privacy spending will basically flourish. but in japan, and one of the characters of the japanese from consumer spending is that you have to have a secure conditions of the corporations, still lifelong employment and seniority system. although it is basically crumbling, is still, is very intact amongst
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a larger companies. meaning that the stable condition of these companies are a must for japanese to start spending. so obviously it will be very difficult, you know, even if you make these policies and even if easy able to implement them because me, 60, that do have a very good time to bureaucrats. this is a very important thing about at you have to have a very good time to bureaucrats in order to actually implement, you know, whatever the policies are that they may come up with so on. so he will be able to have a pretty good pipeline there. but you know, we'll, his new policies will have an effect to basically turn japan around. that still may be a very big question indeed. and i'm using a very politically correct word for that. i'm glad you've. you've touched upon exports and trading us. maybe gives us an opportunity to pivot towards foreign policy. what do you think, craig, do expect kasheila to take a hawkish policy towards china, one of its biggest trading partners? well, he's got to have to strike
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a balance in the lead up to the in the leadership election. it's very interesting. he did make some more hawkish gestures. he said he's gonna appoint a special prime ministerial adviser to look at the human rights situation in china . and particularly towards treatment of the way goes north for hong kong. he's committed to increasing the spending of the day on the self defense forces, including expanding the potential overseas strike pac capacity, including cruise missiles, hypersonic missiles. but he had said, on the other hand, the how important it is to have stable relations with china. and since it is a depends loudest, largest trading partner. so we'll have to say how he can handle that balance. some he did it fairly well when he was a foreign minister. he was able to repair relations and keep them fairly steady. but with the rising geo political tensions between china and the united states in
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the quad, the orchestra lines. now that's going to be a big, very, very big ah, this. well, i'm glad you touched upon the quality in the orchestra lines donna, given what he said on the campaign trial, because she is expected to continue the sort of alliance japan as traditionally had with the us. but do you think japan feels a little bit left out of this august alliance, a good thing, or particularly as an australian here in tokyo, when the news of the august lines broke, it was somewhat surprising. and i guess to me as someone who's done a lot of work in this area, the last 30 years, a kind of a, you know, going back to a kind of an anglo sphere kind of approach to defense in the region. we've had a lot of confidence building over the last several years through the various multi
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lateral architectures and so on. and you know, the cord, you know, at another time we can talk about the pros and cons of the course. but, but the chord was at least starting to emerge as something that the key powers in the region key countries in the region could, could make something of. and i think this orcus a structure that's coming out of the talk. i think certainly in the short term is going to cost a little bit in terms of trust. i think japan is now sort of thinking, well, where exactly do we sit? he's another layer that we, that we have to contemplate. and i think just as japan was anticipating or expecting, and i think some of the elite we've talked about during the 5 eyes and so on with some of the other countries here. i think it's maybe a momentary setback at least, but, but as,
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as foreign minister and he's fiction is somewhat more of the dervish. so he's from that, well, his area is hiroshima and he has made some strong statements as far as that heritage of his go is. and so i see that he should have, will have to be making some fragmatic choices between what he might want himself as in terms of security and when he will have to go as, as prime minister on this day. you really interesting point, let me take it said 0. the pragmatism may be coming through. does i explain why, for example, we've heard, we've seen signals from, from china, the chinese state broadcaster, and the very least describing cause she'd as victory as the best option for badging despite you know, the sort of noises which cause she to made about china on the campaign trial? well actually the most hawkish person among so for candidate was took i to sun,
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but are actually, um, she has been basically spun off on the 1st round. ah, and mrc, she had been the longest in serving our foreign minister. so obviously he does have a good international relations. so obviously in all are from that aspect it might be seen as very positive for japan, china relations. but that said, as the formation quad makes it very clear a where japan has to stand and obviously mystic sheet has to clarify that to the international arena. and that is that from both the trade perspective, in the border perspective, i, you know, japan will be under the umbrella of the united states, especially in means of security and all of the fight over again, money between the united states in china that's occurring in all areas including trade, telecommunication, in finance, which side is japan going to be? it's very clear which such man is going to be in spite of the very large trade that
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we have with china. so that has to clarify, particularly with the redemption or i say modification of supply chains. the japan has to tackle immediately with this excessive reliance to china in various areas that has to be also changed as well. so that's another very big homework which is not meant much talked about, but well, it's a homework for most of the always he nations, but particularly for japan or i will have to leave it. that's been fascinating. let's thank our guests for this discussion done a week's st. jude attack sheeter and craig mark, and thank you to for watching. you can see the show again any time by visiting our website al jazeera dot com for further discussion head over to our facebook page. that's facebook dot com, forward slash ha inside story. you can also join the conversation on twitter. our handle is at a j inside story. from me, sam is
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