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Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation

Postby chikara » Wed 09.12.2007 4:15 am

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation.

The announcement ended Mr Abe's year-old government which has suffered a string of damaging scandals and a humiliating electoral defeat.

"Japan needs a new leader to fight against terrorism," Mr Abe said in a nationally televised news conference.

"The people need a leader whom they can support and trust."

"I have decided to step down from the prime minister's position,'' he said.
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RE: Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation

Postby Mike Cash » Wed 09.12.2007 5:09 am

And this affects me how?
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RE: Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation

Postby hyperconjugated » Wed 09.12.2007 5:49 am

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RE: Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation

Postby spin13 » Wed 09.12.2007 7:51 am

Mike Cash wrote:
And this affects me how?


It gives you the amazing opportunity to live in a country figure-headed by yet another corrupt, ineffective fool chosen by the LDP? And this excites you?!?

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RE: Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation

Postby keatonatron » Wed 09.12.2007 10:47 am

Mike Cash wrote:
And this affects me how?


For the answer to that you'll have to wait and see what changes the next guy tries to put into effect.

If Abe's successor pushes hard for a "Gaijin tax" I'm sure it'll affect you quite a bit!
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RE: Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation

Postby Kagemaru » Wed 09.12.2007 12:29 pm

keatonatron wrote:
If Abe's successor pushes hard for a "Gaijin tax" I'm sure it'll affect you quite a bit!


As long as it's not calculated quarterly based on ones stupidity.

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RE: Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation

Postby chikara » Wed 09.12.2007 7:05 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
And this affects me how?

Since you live and work in Japan I would imagine that it will hav eno affect on you what so ever.

Thanks for your input.
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RE: Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation

Postby Mike Cash » Thu 09.13.2007 7:49 am

chikara wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
And this affects me how?

Since you live and work in Japan I would imagine that it will hav eno affect on you what so ever.

Thanks for your input.


It was a serious question. How does his resignation affect me?

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RE: Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 09.13.2007 8:54 am

AFter reading the article and a few others similar to it, it seems the bereaucrats are impacted by his resignation. He is doing it to allow the parties to pull together and determine Japan's focus for the fight on terrorism, among other things local to Japan only.

I dunno, I have always thought that leaders affect the people of their country alot more than most people want to admit. Just my opinion though. your mileage may vary
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RE: Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation

Postby coco » Thu 09.13.2007 9:26 am

Mike Cash wrote:
It was a serious question. How does his resignation affect me?

It isn't the politicians who run the government here; it's the bureaucrats.

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RE: Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation

Postby Harisenbon » Thu 09.13.2007 8:35 pm

For one major influence that I know of,
Since Koizumi was so big up on his English Education kick, starting in April of 2007, English Classes were to become mandatory for Elementary 5th and 6th grade. However, Abe felt that mandatory english classes for elem was not a priority, and apparently nixed the whole plan.
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RE: Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation

Postby Mike Cash » Fri 09.14.2007 7:51 am

coco wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
It was a serious question. How does his resignation affect me?

It isn't the politicians who run the government here; it's the bureaucrats.


その官僚機高?マえることができるのは政治家ですよ。


I know they're the only ones who can. I just have no faith that they will.

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For the third time, then....How does his resignation affect me/us?
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RE: Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation

Postby spin13 » Fri 09.14.2007 2:19 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
For the third time, then....How does his resignation affect me/us?


What exactly is it that you want people to tell you? What are you trying to accomplish by repeating such open ended questions? Since you've stated nothing and made no points, we're left to conjecture. Where does that get us?

I will, however, give you a round of applause for only taking three tries to move from the rhetorical to actual questioning, but rhetorical or not, I -- for one -- don't feel like jumping through your hoops.

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RE: Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation

Postby Mike Cash » Sat 09.15.2007 8:32 am

spin13 wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
For the third time, then....How does his resignation affect me/us?


What exactly is it that you want people to tell you?


How his resignation affects me. I would have thought that abundantly clear.


What are you trying to accomplish by repeating such open ended questions?


Trying to get information. It's interesting that either no one can answer it or that no one cares to try.

Since you've stated nothing and made no points, we're left to conjecture. Where does that get us?


I am, thus far, the only person who has stated something and made any point at all (regarding bureacrats v. politicians).

I will, however, give you a round of applause for only taking three tries to move from the rhetorical to actual questioning


It was never rhetorical. And, still, no one has provided any answer to it.

I -- for one -- don't feel like jumping through your hoops.


I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and credit that to the "don't care to answer" column, though I have strong suspicions that it belongs in the "can't answer" side of the ledger.

It seems to me that any real discussion of how this affects myself or anyone else in Japan would have to center around how the next PM rather than on the outgoing PM.
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RE: Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation

Postby Gundaetiapo » Sat 09.15.2007 9:16 am

It might affect whether you can go for a nice stroll in the park and see birds flying through the air instead of Korean test missiles.
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