Politics & International Relations 15

TOPIC

How have recent leadership changes affected Japanese politics?

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 I believe that recent leadership changes affected Japanese politics in two primary ways.
 Firstly, the diplomacy changed. A change in the government is a change in the diplomacy because the different parties have different ideologies and different foreign policies. Therefore it effects on diplomatic relations.
 Secondly, recent frequent leadership changes alienated the public even more. The prime minister has been replaced so often that the dignity of the prime minister has been deteriorated, which aggravates the public's distrust of the government, and consequently it affects the politics badly because the public’s support is essential. This has showed the incapability of politicians and the public believes that there is no politician who has great leadership skills and is capable of leading the country. On top of that, no matter how capable the new leader is, in a bureaucratic society such as Japan, the new leader cannot do anything they want even if the changes are good to the people because bureaucrats have too much power and they resist changes which are inconvenient to them.
 In conclusion, I believe that recent leadership changes affected Japanese politics in the aforementioned two ways.

メモ

最近の指導者交代は日本政治にどう影響を与えたか?です。
政治は、私の苦手分野で、知識不足のために、いつも書くのに苦労します笑
このトピックは、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニングからの引用ですが、この本が発売されたのは、2004年ですので、この本では第2次小泉改造内閣のこと(最初は、小泉総理から安部総理に変わった時だと思いましたが、それだと時期が合わないので、間違いだた分かりました笑)を言っていたのだと思いますが、月日が経ってしまったので、このエッセイでは、2006年の安部総理〜2011年の管総理までを「recent(最近)」と捉えて書きました。