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  • 1. The reasons behind the failure of Abe’s first administration
  • 2. The reasons behind the failure of Abe’s first administration▼“Cabinet of friends”
  • 3. The reasons behind the failure of Abe’s first administration▼Background check process for thecabinet members was lenient→leading to many verbal gaffes andscandals
  • 4. Verbal gaffes and scandals∇12/21/06: Chairman Honda of the government TaxResearch Commission resigned after a scandal involvinghis mistress∇12/28/06: Minister of State for Administrative ReformSata resigned after an office expenses scandal∇1/27/07: Minister of Health, Labor and WelfareYanagisawa said “women are baby-making machines” More to come…
  • 5. Verbal gaffes and scandals∇5/28/07: Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesMatsuoka committed suicide after an office expensesscandal∇7/3/07: Minister of Defense Kyūma resigned after saying“the dropping of the atomic bomb could not be helped”∇8/1/07: Minster of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesAkagi resigned after an office expenses scandal∇9/3/07: Minster of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesEndo resigned after a political donation scandal
  • 6. The reasons behind the failure of Abe’s first administration▼To begin with, Japanese citizens hadvery high expectations
  • 7. The reasons behind the failure of Abe’s first administration▼His illness deteriorated (ulcerative colitis)
  • 8. Current Cabinet appointments
  • 9. Japanese citizens’ expectations
  • 10. His Illness
  • 11. Will Abe’s administration last long this time?