Shinzō Abe (2017). Picture: U.S. Department of State
Why, despite economic problems, scandals, corruption, reunification and equal operation of the media, the right-hand conservative politician can hold on the power?
As on 16. December 2012 Shinzō ABE After a landslide victory of his Liberal Democratic Party, shortly LDP, for the second time in his life, took the post of ministerial prestigent, no one believed in Japan that this term of office was of a long period. Japanese governments have recalled many that such items have traditionally have a short life expectancy. So it is noteworthy that the legal conservative politician today, five and a half years later, is on a good way to enter history as one of the longstanding head of state of the island state.
It was not so much his political skill or foresight, and not the as well as pierced as well as puffed Abenomics, which, which, last in the early elections in November 2017, helped to renew the election victory. Rather, inner and external events played in the hand and political profit he moved from it.
ABE stepped in 2012 with the slogan "Nippon O Torimodosu" ("Get Japan Back") at. He promised its country’s economic recovery from the two decades lasting lethargy as well as the starting of Japanese national consciousness. The cornerstones of his program: cash swimming historical exhibition, combined with massive state investment; Holding on nuclear energy despite the meltdown in Fukushima and a hard line in strife themes with China and Sudkorea.
Despite a gluceless one-year intermezzo as a ministerial priority in 2007, he adapted the image of the strong man, the manifestor in his second attempt, on the after the political continuous dispute, but especially after the devastating earthquake and tsunami of the 11. Marz 2011, many were waiting for in Japan.
The system LDP
Too much power is known, especially if a party, like the LDP for 60 years almost continuously distracts the cunning of the country. The account of the LDP is a system of mutual dependencies of the Burokrats, industrial and baulobby and politics.
The construction industry preserves coarse benefit, which leads to a rough part of the world’s highest public debt of Japan. In return for many high-ranking Burokrats and politicians receive well-doped jobs in the management gross private company after their retirement. Average many Japanese, about five times as many as in Germany, work in the construction industry.
In order to maintain this after the bursts of the real estate bubble in the early 1990s, numerous economically questioned infrastructure projects such as tunnels and highways were tackled into barely inhabited areas, over-dimensioned event halls in small communities, river regulations, dams, or concrete protection walls along thousands of cushions kilometers. This policy continued Shinzō Abe and after the Tsunami from Marz 2011, it rained from the Tokyts of Burokraten for the construction industry to say.
Presentation of Japan at the graduation ceremony of the Olympic Summer Games 2016: Shinzō Abe kicks as a Super Mario costumes. Image: Fernando Frazao / Agência Brasil / CC-BY-SA-3.0
Also, the awarding of the Olympic Games 2020 to Tokyo was celebrated as an abes gross triumph. Japanese are a sports enthusiastic people, sport has always been considered identity steady. TV news dedicated to this more time than politics, each schoolchild will be swallowed with extensive extra-school sports activities. Open criticism or even resistance to the planned coarse investment on the derogations were none. Because the games are subject to qualification as a huge chance for the construction industry. For the construction of new sports facilities and the associated infrastructure in Tokyo, even construction companies and workers were deducted from the construction sites at the North Japan concerned by the Tsunami, which led to recovery in reconstruction.
The whole country feverish with the Olympic preparations, not so sports-orconom Andrew Zimbalist from Smith College, which evaporates the expectations. Zimbalist cited a study by the Oxford University, after which all the Olympic Summer Games had exceeded the planned budget for 3.5 times since 1980 on average. Since Tokyo would probably be no exception, so the expert. Officially there are 12.6 billion USD estimates the Tokytes of Prafness, on the other hand, in one of their reports, an amount of 27 billion usd.