Arab News Japan
TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio lent support to a large gathering of lawmakers at Yotsuya Station in the center of Tokyo on Saturday a day before Japan’s general election.
Hundreds of people gathered in front of the station, along with Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly members from the Ruling Liberal Democratic Party and their coalition partners Komeito.
“The opposition parties are calling for redistribution of wealth but this would involve raising taxes,” Kishida said. “The LDP’s strong point is that it will show the fruits of economic growth by raising your salaries.”
“With diplomatic and security issues in the international community, North Korea’s ballistic missile launches, and Chinese and Russian fleets moving around Japan, who protects the lives and the people’s everyday life? Taking advantage of my experience as Foreign Minister, I will steadily pursue summit diplomacy.”
“To whom should we entrust foreign affairs and security issues? To the LDP and Komeito, or to the Constitutional Democratic and Communist Party and others?”
He implicitly criticized the Constitutional Democratic Party, which is affiliated with the Communist Party for Sunday’s election.