Upper House election campaigns are being held fiercely, contesting on the
issues of the Constitution, consumption tax, pensions and nuclear power
generation. Five days are left ahead of the voting day, July 21. If the
constitution-supporting opposition bloc wins, we can prevent the Abe
administration from surviving longer and thus we can transform our society into
one in which the constitutional rules thrive. Let’s make the best during the
days before balloting.
END INTENT OF CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT OF ABE GOVERNMENT
election campaign has ushered in the final stage. The New Socialist Party makes
the best, working in the constitutional opposition coalition in order to change
the politics of the Abe government as well as to wedge its revision plot of the
war-renouncing constitution. It is the crucial phase. Let’s make the maximum
and ultimate efforts to block the government’s moves to rewrite the supreme law.
April local elections have shown that the Abe government failed to win trust of
anti-Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) candidates
won in the governor’s election in Okinawa and
in the by-elections of the House of Representatives,
Ishin-no-kai’s candidates won overwhelmingly, defeating the ruling LDP’s
candidates in Osaka
opinion surveys indicate that
dissatisfactions with the Abe government are deep-rooted as is seen in a fact
people clearly oppose rather than they are in favor of all of individual policy
Abe government has enjoyed the majority in the Diet in a steady way: it is mainly
because it has been a beneficiary from the small constituency election system,
as is said broadly, and been saved by people’s disillusionment in the former
government led by the Democratic Party. Under these circumstances the Abe
administration has led the economy to a realm of high stock market and
cheap-Yen by way of the financial deregulation measures, which has ostensibly
produced good recovery of business activities. It has engaged in the
government-led labor offensives and proposed a policy of free-of-charge
pre-school education. These steps have dazzled people.
of the citizens have felt deceitful, but they do ‘not have an alternative’, by which
the government has survived for six and a half years.
of the Abe politics
dissatisfactions are accumulated as if they should blow up like magma.
According to a survey conducted by the NHK, a public broadcasting company,
before the April elections, 91% of people feel uneasy about the on-going aging
society, 91% on the pension programs, and 88% on accountability of politicians.
Another opinion researches made by the mass media corporations before the July
election campaigns show, too, people are concerned about the consumption tax
and economic boost as well as daily livelihood.
years ago, when the imperial era Heisei began, Japan was called a nation of 100
million medium-class inhabitants. In July 2006, however, the OECD pointed out
that the country is abnormally filled with social gaps, warning that its
relative poverty rate follows closely that of the United States, which is worst of
all the developed countries. Especially the poverty rate of families with
children has exceeded that of the US
and as for the relative poverty rate of single parent families has stood out
that of the United States.
break with Abe politics
gaps and poverty spread. Domestic demands shrink. A birth-rate falls, though
the government estimated a third generation of baby boomers would come. Population
decreases and state finance is in crisis. These facts are the major causes of
anxiety on the future. Every one of these evils stems from a rapid increase of
irregular employment practices urged by the deregulation policies imposed on
the labor market.
face today are consequences of the neo-liberal politics of the ruling bloc of
the LDP and the Komeito has launched. The only way to save the nation is to
break with the Abe politics. Let’s end the neo-liberal policies.
is the final phase of the election campaigns. Let’s do everything in our power.
July 16, 2019