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  • 2015-10-21 15:00:00
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 “Post-Abe”

 [Shukan Gendai, 10/31/2015 issue, pp. 52-57]

 

o Shukan Gendai conducted a survey of more than 100 press reporters to ask what they think about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his administration and who they think would be appropriate to become prime minister after Abe. Those surveyed were reporters for the nation’s six major dailies (Asahi Shimbun, Yomiuri Shimbun, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, Sankei Shimbun, and Tokyo Shimbun), reporters for local newspapers, and reporters belonging to Kyodo News and Jiji Press. Answers were obtained from a total of 103 persons.

 

Q: Who do you think would be appropriate as next prime minister?

Ranking

Name

Poll results

1

Shigeru Ishiba (minister for vitalizing local economy)

26%

2

Sadakazu Tanigaki (Liberal Democratic Party secretary general)

23%

3

Don’t know

13%

4

Fumio Kishida (foreign minister)

12%

5

Taro Aso (deputy prime minister & finance minister)

6%

6

Seiko Noda (former LDP General Council chair)

5%

7

Toru Hashimoto (Osaka mayor)

4%

8

Tomomi Inada (LDP Policy Research Council chair)

3%

9

Yoshihide Suga (chief cabinet secretary)

3%

10

Shinjiro Koizumi (former state minister for reconstruction)

2%

Q: Who do you think is a bad politician?

Ranking

Name

1

Naoto Kan, 69, former prime minister

2

Shigeru Ishiba, 58, minister for vitalizing local economy

3

Shinzo Abe, 61, prime minister

4

Yukio Hatoyama, 68, former prime minister

5

Ichiro Ozawa, 73, representative of the People’s Life Party

6

Taro Aso, 75, deputy prime minister & finance minister

7

Katsuya, Okada, 62, Democratic Party of Japan president

8

Nobuteru Ishihara, former environment minister

9

Takaya Muto, House of Representatives member

10

Hakubun Shimomura, former education, science & technology minister

Q: Who do you think is a can-do politician?

Ranking

Name

1

Yoshihide Suga, 66, chief cabinet secretary

2

Sadakazu Tanigaki, 70, LDP secretary general

3

Shinjiro Koizumi, 34, LDP Agriculture & Forestry Division director

4

Shigeru Ishiba, 58, minister for vitalizing local economy

5

Seiko Noda, 55, former LDP General Council chair

6

Toru Hashimoto, 46, Osaka mayor

7

No one in particular

8

Toshihiro Nikai, 76, LDP General Council chair

9

Taro Aso, 75, deputy prime minister & finance minister

10

Akira Amari, 66, economic revitalization minister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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