Media: in addition to the longest ruling record, Abe still needs hard core achievements

“Abenomics” has its value, but for Abe, who has been in power for nearly eight years, he should make full use of time and space to solve some long-term and deep-seated problems that have plagued Japan for a long time. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been in office for the longest time since August 24, surpassing his uncle and former Prime Minister Sato Rongzuo, according to the Japan economic news on August 24. If the first prime minister’s term is included, Abe has become the longest serving prime minister in Japanese history. As Abe’s term of office as president of the Liberal Democratic Party will end in September next year, how to leave a more hard core performance, rather than just the record of “longest ruling time”, has become the biggest test for Abe at present. It is undeniable that, as a rare long-term prime minister in Japan’s political arena in recent years, Shinzo Abe has indeed done a lot of things and has done well in some aspects. In terms of economy, since he became prime minister again at the end of 2012, Abe has successfully stimulated Japan’s economic development through “abenomics”, driving the Japanese employment market and benefiting the Japanese people. It is also because of the economic achievements that Abe has been able to lead the ruling party to win the elections of the house of Representatives and the house of representatives for six consecutive times in the past seven years. In terms of diplomacy, Abe insists on taking the Japan US alliance as the diplomatic axis, carries out independent diplomacy with China and Russia, and holds the G7 summit and Japan’s first G20 summit as the rotating presidency. In addition, in May 2016, Abe accompanied President Obama to visit Hiroshima, and visited Pearl Harbor in December of the same year. This not only refreshes Japan’s international influence, but also enhances the Japanese people’s sense of national pride. Therefore, economic policy and diplomatic achievements are the key to support Abe’s long-term governance.

, but this novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic affected Japan’s economy sharply. Earlier, the Japanese Cabinet Office announced the two quarter GDP was -27.8%, the lowest value since 1955. Novel coronavirus pneumonia is also a major impact on unemployment and business operations in Japan. As the Japanese government has not yet fully opened up the entry and exit restrictions, foreign tourists with higher consumption capacity can not enter Japan temporarily, which indirectly inhibits domestic consumption in Japan. < p > < p > this has also led to the fact that the achievements of abenomics over the past seven years have been almost wiped out by an epidemic. In terms of diplomacy, Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin have indeed established a good personal relationship, but such a private relationship can not promote the development of Japan Russia relations as Abe and trump do. After all, the territorial dispute between Japan and Russia is still in place, and the “North Korea hostage taking” problem that Abe is committed to solving during his term of office has not made any progress. < / P > < p > although it is still too early to make a historical evaluation of Abe, after all, there is still one year in office, but it is obviously the biggest challenge for Abe to leave behind the achievements that can change Japan’s future development. In particular, there is a tradition of “one cabinet, one achievement” in Japanese politics after the war. For example, Ikeda’s national income doubling plan, Sato’s return to Okinawa and Tanaka’s normalization of Sino Japanese diplomatic relations. Abe has been the Prime Minister of Japan since the end of 2012, which is worthy of respect. However, it is a pity that he has not left any achievements that will affect Japan’s far-reaching development. For example, Japan’s aging problem of few children, labor shortage, deflation and so on, in fact, these are the key problems that hinder Japan’s future development. Abe, who has been in power for a long time, could have thought for a long time and started to solve some long-term and deep-seated problems. At present, how to come up with a brilliant solution is still a problem in front of him. Of course, the change of social concept can not be achieved overnight. The Japanese government has formulated a number of policies in the past few years to seek solutions to social problems. However, some Japanese young people are not willing to get married or have children, and their ideas have already been shaped, which can not be completely changed overnight. As for Japan’s deflation, on the one hand, the “lost 20 years” has made the Japanese become cautious in consumption; on the other hand, the new crown epidemic has intensified the living burden of ordinary Japanese people, which further puts Japanese society into the dilemma of deflation. Abe has been Japan’s prime minister since the end of 2012, which is worthy of respect. But if he only left the name of “Japan’s longest serving Prime Minister”, it may be a pity for him. Under his high reputation, how Abe can make more achievements in the coming year and make his tenure more consistent with his quality of office is obviously related to his political reputation and public praise in his political career.