Prime Minister Kishida, who has not been able to pass the lowest approval rating since his inauguration, has lost face again.
He tried to keep a minister who made a mistake, but returned to the sack in less than half a day due to strong opposition, but a blow to the affairs of the state seems inevitable.
Reporter Lee Kyung-ah reports from Tokyo.
At a recent meeting of lawmakers, Japan’s Justice Minister, Hanashi Yasuhiro, described his work as ‘a frivolous thing that appears in the news during the day or after the death penalty has been stamped’.
Not only this, he also said, “Even if I become Minister of Justice, neither money nor votes will be collected.”
This comment has been repeated several times in other meetings as well.
[하나시 야스히로 / 일본 법무장관 : (다른 모임이나 지역에서) 여러 차례 같은 취지의 발언을 한 적이 있습니다. 이런 발언의 경솔함을 반성하고 사죄와 철회를 하겠습니다.]
In the National Assembly, the strong demand for resignation from the opposition continued, saying that this is not an issue that will end with an apology.
[이즈미 겐타 / 일본 입헌민주당 대표 : 장관으로서의 기쁨을 TV에 나오나 안 나오나를 기준으로 삼는다거나…사람의 생명을 책임지는 법무장관으로서 자격이 없다는 점이 명백합니다.]
Despite inappropriate comments, Prime Minister Kishida tried to retain Minister Hanashi, who is a member of his faction, which was first established in August.
[기시다 후미오 / 일본 총리 : 관방장관이 엄중하게 주의를 준 만큼 다시 한번 그 직책의 엄중함을 자각하고 설명 책임을 철저히 다하지 않으면 안됩니다.]
After a series of opinions that even within the ruling LDP he should resign, Prime Minister Kishida changed his position in less than half a day.
He was effectively fired in the form of handing in his resignation on his own.
As a result, two new cabinet ministers, Kishida Kishida, have been replaced in less than a month following the resignation of the ministers who had resigned due to their close links with the old Unification Church.
The originally planned trip to South East Asia was also postponed by one day for the appointment of a successor.
Prime Minister Kishida appointed his eldest son as the prime minister’s secretary last month, even amid the lowest approval ratings since the Cabinet took office.
The Prime Minister’s leadership was hit again as the judgment of the situation continued amid a series of bad news.
This is Kyungah Lee from YTN in Tokyo.
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