[국제]”You have to think about stepping down as prime minister”… Japan’s Kishida, tripped up by minister’s ‘hard domino’

Japan’s Kishida is returning home after the ASEAN-G20-APEC Summit
On his return, the Secretary of State was replaced… Three new ministers resigned in one month
Attorney General’s Hardship ‘fake speech’… South East Asia tour disrupted


[앵커]

In Japan, the Kishida Cabinet has been greatly shaken as three new ministers have been sacked after controversy over various allegations within a month.

Criticism is growing over the leadership of the Prime Minister of the UK, who delays decisions even if problems arise, and it has even been indicated that the opposition should think about giving up.

Reporter Lee Kyung-ah in Tokyo reports.

[기자]

Prime Minister Kishida completed a busy diplomatic schedule from ASEAN to the G20 and APEC summits.

The first thing I did after returning to Japan was to dismiss the Secretary of State, who has been constantly accused of political funds.

In just one month, three new ministers were forced to step down one after the other due to inappropriate behaviour.

[기시다 후미오 / 일본 총리 : 국회 회기 중 장관이 물러나는 사태가 발생한 것은 매우 유감이며 저 자신이 임명 책임을 무겁게 받아들입니다.]

In the case of the Minister of Justice, who had previously resigned due to mistakes, the Prime Minister struggled with the hardships, and eventually the schedule of his trip to South East Asia was postponed.

The resignation of three ministers one after the other is a huge blow to the government administration, and now even the theory of the prime minister’s qualifications is emerging.

From the issue of the old Uniting Church to price countermeasures, and various doubts of ministers, they said that they had been consistent with late responses and had intensified the situation.

The opposition parties were even talking about resigning.

[요시다 하루미 / 입헌민주당 중의원 : 기시다 총리의 리더십이 여기서 의심받고 있습니다. 이걸 못하겠으면 총리 스스로 물러나는 것을 생각해야 하지 않겠습니까?]

The ruling coalition also expresses dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Kishida’s response.

This is because the ministers in question have been forced to resign as they face more criticism for leaving them as they were.

[야마구치 나츠오 / 연립여당 공명당 대표 : 총무장관이라는 사람이 자기 발밑을 보지 못하고 정치자금 관련 의혹에 휘말렸다는 얘기를 듣고 매우 놀랐습니다. (총리는) 임명권자로서 엄중한 반성을 하고 다시 시작하지 않으면 안됩니다.]

In a recent poll, when asked how long Prime Minister Kishida would like to stay in office, the most common response was “I want him to step down quickly.”

At the China-Japan summit on the 13th, the two leaders agreed on the need for cooperation, and Foreign Minister Hayashi’s visit to China is also being promoted.

However, the long-awaited diplomatic achievements faded amid a lack of trust in the Prime Minister’s leadership.

This is YTN Lee Kyung-ah from Tokyo.

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