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Takaichi announces candidacy for LDP race 

  • September 9, 2021
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All national dailies reported on a formal announcement on Wednesday by former Internal Affairs Minister Takaichi that she will run in the LDP presidential election slated for Sept. 29.  Takaichi said she would prioritize creating a strong economy and uphold former Prime Minister Abe’s economic program by focusing on the “three arrows” of monetary easing, flexible fiscal spending, and a bold growth program. She also said she would seek to develop legislation on capabilities to attack enemy bases, establish a Japanese version of the USTR, and revise the constitution.  

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