A demonstration calling for the resignation of Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, on April 14, 2018 in Tokyo
The Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, faces new difficulties, beset by a second scandal of favoritism and the discontent of the opinion enlightened by an important demonstration on Saturday and unfavorable polls.
Already weakened by accusations regarding a real estate operation that resurfaced in March, Abe is now weakened by another issue that is suspected to have influenced the administration’s decisions in favor of a friend in the attribution of the creation of a new faculty of veterinary
An official 2015 document appeared this week and describes this establishment as „a case involving the prime minister“.
The popularity of Shinzo Abe fell in recent weeks and settled at only 31%, according to a survey published on Monday by the Asahi newspaper. Another survey, from the Kyodo agency, shows a drop of 5.4 points, to 37%, one of the worst measurements recorded since his return to power at the end of 2012.
On Saturday, thousands of protesters gathered in Parliament and demanded the resignation of the prime minister, an unusual demonstration in Japan.
The other scandal concerns a lot that would have been sold at a tenth of market value in 2016 to the administrator of a nationalist daycare. A primary school should be built there and the director decided to make honorary director to Abe’s wife.
The case returned to the newspapers after the revelation that the Ministry of Defense falsified the documents related to the operation.
In both cases, Shinzo Abe denies any involvement, but this black series calls into question his chances of winning the election for the leadership of his party scheduled in September.
A victory seems „difficult“, estimated in an interview his exmentor, Junichiro Koizumi, who led the government from 2001 to 2006.
In this complicated context, Abe travels to the United States on Tuesday to meet with US President Donald Trump.