Price hikes spring “Abenopoison” crisis, PM Kishida goes for detoxification massages | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Price hikes spring “Abenopoison” crisis, PM Kishida goes for detoxification massages

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Prime Minister Kishida continues his hard work after his visit to Europe. On a relaxing Sunday at a salon in Ginza, “that man” said… Photo: AFP/Afro

Six months have passed since the inauguration of Fumio Kishida’s administration. This April has been a “spring of price hikes” that threaten the lives of the people.

On the first Sunday of April, Prime Minister Kishida visited the relaxation salon “Queensway Ginza Namiki-dori” in Ginza, Tokyo, for a 90-minute massage. Located one street off the main street in Ginza, this chic salon is also used by male customers. Visitors enter a private room, drink detoxifying herbal tea, and receive massages and other services from the female staff.

Prime Minister Kishida visited the salon for the first time in February through the introduction of a male secretary who often visits the salon. The staff was surprised by the prime minister’s visit (laughs). He must have liked it. The first time, he used a full-body massage up to the back. For tea, I chose a relaxing herb. The entrance facing Namiki-dori is a bit gorgeous, but the interior is simple. The treatment space is It is a private room, but there is only a simple partition, so you can sometimes hear the conversation in the next booth.

After soaking feet in hot water to warm them, staff members manually massage the feet and legs, with a 90-minute course priced at 11,000 yen, tax included. Many visitors fall asleep in the booths with dimmed lighting.

The source of the economic collapse is “that man’s poison

Prime Minister Kishida has been exhausted over the past six months.

His strategy has been to say nothing, do nothing, and dodge with a freshly eloquent and fruitless talk, “making do with an ad hoc response. However, the expansion of the new Corona virus, Putin’s military invasion, the weak yen, high oil prices, and sharply rising prices of commodities have all brought challenges to the country. It is undeniable that the Kishida administration, which had envisioned only the management of the nation in times of peace, has been overburdened with these challenges.

Natsuo Yamaguchi, the leader of the New Komeito Party (Kōmeitō), said

The Kishida administration is to blame for the lack of financial resources.

The head of the ruling coalition, with whom he shares the administration, expressed his bitterness over the “crisis of power” by stating that “the government is in crisis. This statement before the Upper House election is damaging. At the same time, however, the following viewpoint can be heard.

Abenomics is clearly the culprit behind Japan’s economic crisis. The wrong monetary policy that was pushed forward is now ‘paying off. It is ‘Abenopoison. The Kishida administration, which has to clean up the mess, is a bit of a pity,” said a consultant from a major consulting firm.

The bill for not only the misrule of the long-term administration and its honeymoon with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but also for its bullshit monetary policy is now being paid.

On March 3, former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a “poisoner,” blurted out in his hometown of Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture: “I am not a poisoner.

The Self-Defense Forces should be clearly stated (in Article 9 of the Constitution). There is no doubt that the Self-Defense Forces will become a major force that will not mislead Japan’s opponents.

Who is this “opponent” that Abe sees as his enemy?

Former Prime Minister Abe said, “With China’s growing military power in mind, Japan needs to secure at least 6 trillion yen in defense spending.”

When Prime Minister Kishida was informed of this speech, he did not hide his displeasure.

Toxicology” before the Upper House Election

Abenomics has destroyed the fiscal and monetary system. Prices are rising and interest rates are at a point where they should be raised, but they cannot be raised because the government’s public debt burden is increasing. Meanwhile, the U.S. has begun to raise interest rates to curb inflation. If the difference in interest rates between Japan and the U.S. continues to widen and the depreciation of the yen accelerates, this will naturally lead to even higher import prices. This is a crisis brought on by policies that fail to find a growth strategy.

Former Cabinet Minister Seiichiro Murakami, a well-known expert on fiscal and monetary affairs, also has this to say. And as an old LDP member of the House of Representatives

We must sum up Abe’s politics and then rebuild the economy and diplomacy.”

He is sternly warning, “We are not going to be able to do this.

For Prime Minister Kishida, Abe’s “security comment,” along with the failure of his monetary policy, is another “Abenopoison.

Prices are rising, incomes are not increasing, and the squeeze on people’s lives is getting tighter. The international situation is in turmoil, and the domestic economy is expected to collapse.

As he said at a press conference on April 4, “We have a mountain of issues to tackle. Despite the difficult life of the people, people may have faint hopes for the Kishida administration, whose approval rating remains at a high level. Will Kishida be able to eliminate this “poison”? We hope that Kishida will awaken before the Upper House election, which will be a touchstone for his long-term administration.

  • Interview and text Takashi Hashimoto Photo AFP/Afro

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