CHRONOLOGY

2018

Abe wins exceptional third three year term as LDP President to provide time to achieve Kishi Objective Two

2015

Abe Cabinet re-interprets Article 9 to achieve Kishi Objective One 'Our own army' an Abe Entourage project

2012

Abe returns as PM and launches a flurry of diplomatic activity as Kishi Objective Three 'Our own diplomacy'

2007

Pension Records Scandal hits Cabinet support ratings and PM Abe incapacitated by ulcerative colitis resigns

 

GLOSSARY

Abe Entourage

group supporting Abe's return to the premiership

policy programme is to achieve the 1952 Kishi Objectives cf Kishi School, SDF

Abe Shinzo 1954 -

prior Seiwakai Faction Leader and two time PM

driven to achieve the rightist Kishi Objectives of his maternal grandfather Kishi

Rising Tide Abe Cabinet I

a rising tide lifts all boats with fiscal benefits

Hidenao Nakagawa LDP Secretary General advocated a GDP growth policy

Abenomics

Shinzo Abe + economics a portmanteau word

a reaction to the Abe Cabinet I policy failure despite its Rising Tide Argument

Pension Records Scandal (ii)

Abe Cabinet I promised action without any effect

the political momentum for a move to Sweden Pension Model III was not exploited

boeisho

Ministry of Defence MoD

the old Defence Agency with a new Abe Entourage style name vs boeicho

Small Government Act 2006

detailed provisions for the Takenaka Debt Action Plan

Abe Cabinet I MoF Minister interpreted the provisions to mean no action

Takenaka Debt Action Plan

a sophisticated mix of Flow + Stock policy measures

Flow target accepted but Stock target refused by MoF under Abe Cabinet I

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