On Sunday, Tokyo, Yu Tian wanted to speak at his office.
China News Service, February 10, according to US media reports on the 10th, in the Tokyo Governor’s election held on the 9th, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s former Minister of Health and Welfare, Yoichi Masuzoe Easily defeating the campaign team consisting of two fascinating former prime ministers to defeat the opponents’ efforts to turn the election into a referendum on Japan’s nuclear policy.
With the support of the popular Abe coalition government, the 65-year-old senior member of the House of Representatives has to win the election with an overwhelming advantage. His elections focus on issues that are not easily controversial, such as successful acquisition. The right to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, earthquake prevention and pension issues.
His main opponent is the 76-year-old former Japanese Prime Minister Hosokawa Hiroshi, who was supported by another former Japanese Prime Minister and Abe adviser Junichiro Koizumi. Hosokawa Hiroshi used the general anti-nuclear sentiment of the Tokyo people in the election, and many Tokyo people hope to permanently shut down all nuclear reactors in Japan.
The strategy of Hosokawa Hiroshi and Junichiro Koizumi initially caused a big response, but failed to win the support of voters, in part because another candidate supported by the Communist Party also played anti-nuclear cards.
However, the result of this election gave Abe a sigh of relief. The nuclear power plant that was shut down after the 2011 Fukushima earthquake in Japan was the top priority of the Abe government, because Japan’s huge energy import costs will drag the economic growth brought by Abenomics.
The victory of Yan Tianyi also reversed the situation in which a candidate supported by the Japanese ruling party lost in a series of local elections, including the mayoral election of a city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan last month. This election is crucial for the relocation plan of the US military base.
But it can be seen from the election of the governor of Tokyo that Abe’s policy or the addition of a person is far from the support of 13 million Tokyo residents. As of 7:30 pm local time on the 9th, the voting rate of this election was only 34%, and the voting rate of the previous election was as high as 48%. In addition, from the perspective of local elections, the voting rate was also extremely low. . The main reason is that the weather is not good. Tokyo suffered the biggest snowfall in 45 years on Saturday. The snowfall in downtown Tokyo exceeded 20 centimeters, causing the urban transportation system to be partially paralyzed and the road to be slippery.
Responsible Editor: Zhang Xiaofang