Saturday, October 21, 2017
Labornet TV program No. 124 How do we view the general election 2017?--Our Choice at the election
The upcoming election will be featured on the Labornet TV program on Oct.11.
“Abe will win if he calls a snap election now!” “Abe wants to fend off criticism over the favoritism scandals involving Kake Educational Institution and Morimoto Gakuen.” For these very reasons, the Abe administration forcefully dissolved the Lower House at the extraordinary Diet session without Diet deliberations., provoking political turmoil. The establishment of a new political party, Kibo-no-to (Party of Hope) on Sep.27 and the alignment of the Democratic Party of Japan with Kibo-no-to made the main opposition party disappear in just one night. Before joining Kibo-no-to, DPJ members were forced to sign an allegiance pledge, in which they were asked to stand by the party’s policies, such as agreeing on the security legislation and the constitutional revision. Although Kibo-no-to is losing momentum, the possibility has been raised that an ‘Imperial Rule Assistant Association (Taisei Yokusankai)’ type of coalition aiming for the constitutional revision will be born among four political parties---Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Komeito, Nihon-Ishin-no-kai and Kibo-no-to. Will Japan change quickly into a country that can wage a war? It was a new political party, the Constitutional Democratic Party (CDC) that stood up resolutely in midst of such a political crisis. The lower house election battle has now come to take the shape of a battle between the three opposition parties--CDC, Japan Communist Party (JCP), and the Socialist Democratic Party (SDP) together with ‘Shimin Rengo’ (Civil Alliance for Peace and Constitutionalism) vs advocates of Constitutional revision. How should we see and respond to such a political situation? We would like to think about it together with Koichi NAKANO (facilitator for the Civil Alliance for Peace and Constitutionalism) as our guest. (Labornet TV Project)
レイバーネットTV番組案内 : 総選挙をどうみるか、私たちの選択は？