Kishida seems to be betting on tax cuts to keep his administration afloat, but his approach is "incongruous" with the anticipated defense tax hikes.
Amid growing calls for consumption tax cuts among lawmakers, a ruling party group is even proposing tax exemptions for necessities. But is this feasible?
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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.