Nearly unchanged approval ratings after the Cabinet reshuffle leave PM Kishida searching for the optimal timing for dissolution and lower house elections.
Amid the increasing threat of despotic regimes, the new Kishida Cabinet must prioritize constitutional reform to establish defense as a core state function.
Such a move would require changing the NTT law. A new committee is weighing the pros, cons, and options, including implications for economic security.
Kishida vowed to continue Abe's legacy by addressing issues such as the North Korean abductions, constitutional revision, and imperial succession.
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The slight boost in the Cabinet's approval rating could prompt Kishida to dissolve the Lower House and call a general election before the end of June.
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Conservatives, the LDP’s bedrock of support, expect Kishida to tackle the difficult issues Abe was passionate about: the abductions and constitutional reform.
The Abe Cabinet was noted for high approval ratings among the younger generation, which tracked in the survey with 67.3% support in the 18-29 age group.
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With a clear mandate, the ruling coalition of the LDP and Komeito must act on reforming Japan’s postwar Constitution and address urgent issues affecting the people.