Japan opposition lambastes “inconsistent” Kishida ahead of election

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Kyodo News

Japanese opposition parties lashed out Thursday at Prime Minister Fumio Kishida who dissolved the lower house for a general election, terming his remarks on key issues including raising the capital gains tax as “inconsistent.” Kishida is seeking a mandate in the Oct. 31 election to proceed with his priorities of bolstering the coronavirus response and making sure the economy recovers from the COVID-19 fallout and grows, a requisite for him to follow through on his campaign pledge of redistributing wealth. “Why is it that he teetered over the issue of raising the capital gains tax? People will …

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