Can Kan Yiwei, a farmer, become Abes successor

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 Can Kan Yiwei, a farmer, become Abes successor


Also on September 1, Shimao Shi, former Secretary General of the Liberal Democratic Party and Yasuo Ishida, director of the LDPs political Survey Committee, officially announced their participation in the election of the president of the LDP. Since the current defense minister taro Kono and Acting Secretary General of the Liberal Democratic Party, such as ponmei Inada, have indicated that they will not run for the election, so the election for the president of the LDP is basically a contest between IWADA Wenxiong, Ishi tatsumo and Kan Yiwei.

So far, mainstream factions such as Asada faction (with 98 members of parliament), maseng faction and Zhuxia faction (54 members) of the second largest faction and the second-class faction of the third largest faction (47 members) have expressed their support for Kan Yiwei. Therefore, Japanese media generally expect that according to the election method of the LDP, Kan Yiwei will be elected as the new president He became the new prime minister.

Born in a peasant family, Kan Yiwei is particularly concerned about peoples livelihood

Unlike Ishida and Shimao, who were born in a political family, Kan Yiwei, born in 1948, was born in a civilian family in Qiutian county. His father was an ordinary farmer, with two sisters and a younger brother.

In 1975, after graduating from University, he became the Secretary of the house of Representatives, Mr. Koizumi, and officially entered politics. Since then, Kan Yiwei was elected to Yokohama City Councilor in 1987, was elected to the house of representatives for the first time in 1996, and joined the cabinet for the first time in 2006, becoming the general secretary of Shinzo Abes cabinet for the first time. With Abe becoming prime minister in 2012, Kan Yiwei joined the cabinet again and served as Chief Cabinet Secretary, which has become an important pillar of Abes long-term stable operation.

It is worth noting that because Kan Yiwei was born into a civilian, and had the experience of fighting at the bottom in his youth, he later entered the political arena more able to understand the hardships of the people, more stable, and good at observing his words and expressions, and was not easy to express his views.

In August 2018, when delivering a speech in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Kan Yiwei suddenly pointed out that the mobile phone charges in Japan are not transparent enough and the charges are too high, which can be reduced by about 40%. At the same time, Kan also said that mobile phone services use public resources and should not excessively pursue economic benefits, but should return profits to consumers. Kans statement immediately led to the stock price of NTT DoCoMo, Japans largest telecom operator, to a close of 4%. Shares of KDDI and Softbank group, two other communication operators, also fell sharply, with a total market value of 1 trillion yen (about 62 billion yuan).

In fact, Japanese mobile phone charges are not only high, but also the content of the contract is complex, which has become the burden of many ordinary Japanese families. When I was studying in Japan, I spent nearly 8000 yen (515 yuan) on my mobile phone every month, which was not a small expense. Therefore, Kans proposal quickly won wide support from the Japanese people, and made the three major Japanese communication operators have to reduce the tariff and simplify the contract content. In addition, during his tenure as Minister of general affairs, Mr Kan used a similar tactic to force NHK, a Japanese public television station, to cut its viewing fee by 20%.

Diplomacy is Kan Yiweis weakness

In addition, Kan Yi Wei also paid more attention to the political achievements through personnel appointment and removal. Kan Yiwei once wrote in the 2012 statesmans consciousness that personnel power is the greatest authority given to cabinet ministers. Through personnel appointment, cabinet ministers can convey their personal views and policies to the inside and outside the organization. Many civil servants are very sensitive to the word personnel, so that they can grasp the wishes of cabinet ministers

In 2014, Kan Yiwei led the establishment of the cabinet Personnel Bureau, making the power of personnel appointment and removal concentrated in the cabinet. On the one hand, this has indeed improved the administrative efficiency and enabled many policies to be implemented rapidly at all levels of government; on the other hand, Kan Yiweis emphasis on personnel appointment and removal has also led to the proliferation of speculative politics. Many officials and civil servants always speculate about their superiors in order to get promoted, which has a little impact on Japans original political environment.

At present, Kan Yiwei, who has outstanding personal ability, has been widely supported by the mainstream factions of the Liberal Democratic Party. However, compared with the two candidates, i.e. Shimao Ishida and Wenxiong Ishida, Kan Yiweis weakness is more obvious, that is, diplomatic ability.

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u5811557,container:ssp_ 5811557, async:true }Therefore, whether Kan Yiwei can carry out active diplomatic activities like Abe is a concern of Japanese public opinion. According to the constitution of the LDP, if the president resigns due to special reasons during his term of office, the successor will take over the rest of his term. Since Shinzo Abes term of office is until September next year, if Mr Kan takes over, his term of office as president and prime minister will also last until September next year. At present, Kan Yiwei is widely supported by the LDP, but it is not ruled out that Kan Yiweis regime is only a temporary transitional regime. Therefore, Kan Yiweis LDP president and prime ministers election path may be very smooth, but after that, the road to governance will be full of thorns. How to build consensus within the LDP and how to promote the smooth operation of the regime will also be a big challenge. Chen Yang (media person, visiting researcher of Japan Research Center of Liaoning University) extended reading: the presidential election of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan was held on the 14th. Kan Yiwei has won the support of 70% of the members of Parliament. The pattern of the election of the president of the LDP has been basically determined. Japanese media: Kan Yiwei has the advantage. Kan Yiwei leads the election of the president of the Liberal Democratic Party and is criticized as secret room politics. Source: responsible editor of Beijing News: Huang Jiadi_ NNB6466

Therefore, whether Kan Yiwei can carry out active diplomatic activities like Abe is a concern of Japanese public opinion.

According to the constitution of the LDP, if the president resigns due to special reasons during his term of office, the successor will take over the rest of his term. Since Shinzo Abes term of office is until September next year, if Mr Kan takes over, his term of office as president and prime minister will also last until September next year.

Chen Yang (media person, visiting researcher of Japan Research Center of Liaoning University)