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Abe administration in deep trouble

  • July 21, 2017
  • , Asahi, Nikkei
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Asahi and Nikkei wrote that the Abe administration is being pushed into a tight corner over the scandals involving the MOD and Kake Gakuen. The paper noted that the latest allegations, including Regional Revitalization Minister Yamamoto’s notification last November to the Japan Veterinary Medical Association on the selection of Kake Gakuen as the operator of a new veterinary school in Shikoku, are bound to hurt the administration further by compounding the public distrust of the Abe cabinet. Asahi asserted that the administration’s “high-handed” political management has finally backfired, quoting an unnamed senior Kantei official as saying: “The prime minister and other key administration officials have forgotten to be humble. We are witnessing a backlash against the power monopoly enjoyed by the administration over the past 54 months.”   

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