TOP

みんなの未来を選ぶためのチェックリスト

Liberal Democratic Party

Liberal Democratic Party

【質問内容及び回答】

  • Japan's calorie-based food self-sufficiency rate, which was over 70% in the 1960s, has dropped to 37% by 2020. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has set a goal of increasing the calorie-based food self-sufficiency rate to 45% by Fiscal Year 2030.
    Do you consider this target sufficient? If not, what’s the target number you propose?
    まる
    補足説明

    It is a nation's responsibility to provide food to its citizens stably into the future. And from the viewpoint of food security, in order to protect agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, which are the foundations of the country, and transform them into growing industries, we will strengthen the measures for the rate and ability of food self-sufficiency, by further promoting measures to increase income and strengthen the production base in agriculture and farming villages, regardless of their size or location in the mountainous areas. First, we will aim to achieve the food self-sufficiency rate target (45% on a calorie basis and 75% on a production value basis) set in the Basic Plan for Food, Agriculture, and Rural Areas, with the target year of the fiscal year 2030.

  • Many of the food additives that are currently approved for use in Japan have been banned or restricted in other countries due to their reported risks.
    Do you think the current regulations on food additives are sufficient?
    まる
    補足説明

    Designation of food additives is based on the evaluation of safety, etc., upon request from those who intend to sell, etc. We are aware the designation system in the U.S. and EU is basically the same as in Japan.

  • In response to the declining demand for rice as staple food, our government has been promoting the conversion of rice paddies into fields for soybeans and crops for animal feed by providing the Direct Payments for Rice Paddy Utilization. The eligibility of this direct payments recipients has become more restricted from Fiscal Year 2022.
    Do you think the reform of d the Direct Payments for Rice Paddy Utilization should be waived?
    ばつ
    補足説明

    It is essential to proceed carefully while examining the ongoing issues in order to thoroughly enforce the current rule that "farmland that has lost its paddy field function is not eligible for direct payment grants for paddy field utilization". We will ask the government for its swift instruction, such as methods of confirming water coverage and smooth transition from rice paddies to field lands.

  • Will you lower the higher institutions’ tuition by half as soon as possible, aiming for free higher education?
    ばつ
    補足説明

    We will expand support for higher education enrollment for middle-income families such as those with multiple children, and introduce a Japanese version of the Higher Education Contribution Scheme to graduate schools in advance while securing stable financial resources to expand the system to undergraduates and other students.

  • Japan’s public spending on education is at the lowest level among the OECD countries.
    Will you increase the budget for education in order to eliminate teacher shortages and reduce class sizes? If so, please specify by when and how much.
    まる
    補足説明

    [By when and how much?] We will refer to the status of public spending and other educational investments in OECD countries and other countries.
    [Explanation] We will position education investment as an "up-front investment for the future" necessary for the coming era, we will work on expanding education investment drastically, securing financial resources, and making greater use of private-sector funds.

  • The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) promotes "Life’s Safety Education (Inochi no anzenkyoiku)" that teaches about the consent and boundaries to protect children from sexual violence. However, this guideline has gatekeeping guideline called Hadome Kitei restricts school from teaching about actual sexual intercourse or the process of pregnancy. Due to this restriction, Life’s Safety Education doesn’t provide students sufficient knowledge and understanding of sexuality.
    Do you plan lift the gatekeeping restriction and promote comprehensive sex education that teaches children to respect for human rights, based scientific evidence?
    ばつ
    補足説明

    Sex education should take into account the developmental stages of students, and should be based on a common understanding throughout the school, as well as the understanding of parents and the community. We will not allow them to teach inappropriate sex education or gender-free education.

  • In Japan, children of foreign nationality are excluded from compulsory education and cannot receive education unless they request. There is concern some of such children may not be enrolled in elementary and junior high school, which are mandatory for Japanese citizens. In addition, Korean schools are excluded from the tuition support system for high school students, even though they meet the requirements for certification.
    Will you change the policy to guarantee equal educational opportunities for children of foreign nationalities, including free tuition for Korean schools?
    ばつ
    補足説明

    In light of the Public Security Intelligence Agency's analysis that the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan has a close relationship with the Korean schools and influences its educational content and personnel, the situation raises doubts about whether the school is being operated in accordance with the law.

  • Japan’s government expenditures on culture and the arts account for only 0.11% of the national budget, excluding the Covid-19 response budget. This is about one tenth of that of South Korea and far less than that of Germany, France, and other countries.
    Would you increase public spending on culture within the national budget? If so, please specify how much.
    まる
    補足説明

    [How Much?] Necessary budget based on the "Basic Plan for the Promotion of Culture and the Arts (Phase 2)" to be formulated in the future, etc. [Explanation] Based on the Basic Act on Culture and the Arts, we will make a world-class "Nation of Culture and the Arts" by providing support for cultural and artistic activities, and working for the inheritance and development of traditional culture and the preservation, repair, and utilization of cultural properties.

  • The importance of public hospitals has been reaffirmed during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, plans are underway to reorganize and consolidate municipal and public hospitals.
    Do you support the consolidation of municipal/public hospitals and their privatization or conversion to local incorporated administrative agencies?
    -
    補足説明

    The concept of Regional Medical Care is not just about reducing or consolidating hospital beds, but about discussing the division of roles and collaboration of medical care in each region for the future, in order to build a system that can efficiently provide high-quality medical care in the face of a declining and aging population. And we recognize it is important to steadily promote this concept.

  • The government has raised the income of caregivers and childcare workers by about 3%, which is an average of 9,000 yen per month, in 2022. On the other hand, the average salary of caregivers and childcare workers is still said to be about 80,000 to 90,000 yen lower than the average of all industries.
    Do you intend to improve compensation for caregivers and childcare workers, including further increases of their salaries?
    まる
    補足説明

    Considering whether wages can be raised to an appropriate level relative to the nature of each occupation's work and whether the necessary human resources can be secured, we will continue to improve compensation in the fields of nursing, care, childcare, and early childhood education.

  • Currently, Japan's standards for the placement ratio of childcare workers are 1 adult for every 3 children aged 0, 1 adult for every 6 children aged 1 to 2, 1 adult for every 20 children aged 3, and 1 adult for every 30 children aged 4 to 5.
    Will you improve these standards of childcare workers placement ratio? If so, please specify how much?
    -
    補足説明

    <Other> Based on the "New Child-rearing Safety Plan", we will secure childcare for 140,000 children in four years by the end of the fiscal year 2024, and promote efforts to secure childcare workers by improving staffing, providing support tailored to regional characteristics, making childcare work more attractive and improving compensation, and utilizing all available local child-rearing resources so we can ensure that all children in need of childcare can receive high-quality childcare.

  • Will you make emergency contraception available to purchase under the pharmacist's guidance without prescriptions?
    まる
    補足説明

    We will promote consideration of the appropriate use of emergency contraceptives without a prescription, on the condition that women who are facing a possible unexpected pregnancy take them in person after receiving sufficient explanation from a pharmacist with specialized training in emergency contraceptives, etc.

  • The Maternal Protection Act stipulates that the consent from the spouse must be obtained when undergoing an abortion, except in cases of pregnancy resulting from assault or threat.
    Would you repeal the "spousal consent requirement" as stated in Article 14 of the Maternal Protection Act?
    -
    補足説明

    <Other> We recognize that there are various opinions among the public regarding respect for the life of the fetus and a woman's right to self-determination and that this is a difficult issue that is deeply related to individual ethical and moral views. For this reason, we believe that it is important to deepen the discussion among all levels of the public on the appropriate provisions of the Maternity Protection Law.

  • There is concern that if the global temperature rise 1.5°C above, climate disasters, water shortages, and food problems will become even more serious and critical. However, if the current situation remains unchanged, the global temperature is expected to reach 2.7°C above by 2100, and efforts are required from each country to achieve the "Paris Agreement 1.5°C goal" to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. The Japanese government's greenhouse gas emission reduction target is "46-50% reduction compared to 2013 levels by 2030," but this is considered to be an inadequate level that does not align with the 1.5°C goal.
    Will you raise the target number of greenhouse gas emission reduction level to 62% that aligns with the Paris Agreement 1.5°C limit?
    ばつ
    補足説明

    The IPCC report published so far indicates the importance of achieving carbon neutrality in 2050 in order to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. In line with this, Japan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46% from the 2013 level by the fiscal year 2030 and will continue to tackle the challenge of achieving a 50% reduction. We will mobilize all measures and make every effort to achieve the 2030 reduction target.

  • At the COP26 meeting held in Glasgow last year, all participating countries agreed to reduce coal-fired power generation, which is the largest source of CO2 emissions. In order to achieve the "Paris Agreement 1.5°C limit", developed countries must reduce coal-fired power generation to zero by 2030, but the Japanese government has set the target number of coal-fired power generation to 19% by 2030.
    Will you reduce domestic coal power to zero by 2030?
    ばつ
    補足説明

    It is important to reduce CO2 emissions from coal-fired power generation, as coal-fired power generation emits about twice as much CO2 per unit of electricity generated as LNG-fired power generation. On the other hand, the path to carbon neutrality in 2050 will vary depending on each country's energy situation and trends in the development of decarbonization technologies, so it is necessary to consider both decarbonization and energy security when thinking about energy. In our resource-limited country, surrounded by oceans, with no single perfect energy source that satisfies both decarbonization and energy security, it is important to utilize diverse energy resources in a balanced manner. On this basis, we will thoroughly promote the use of renewable energy as a main source of power, and with regard to coal-fired thermal power, we will reduce its ratio by reducing emitted CO2 and will decarbonize it as soon as possible toward our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

  • As each prefecture’s minimum wage varies, there is the gap of 221 YEN between the highest and the lowest minimum wages. Estimates also suggest that about 1,500 yen per hour is actually needed as living wage.
    Will you raise the minimum hourly wage to 1,500 yen nation-wide?
    -
    補足説明

    <Other> We have raised the minimum wage by 181 yen over the past 9 years. We will continue to aim to increase the productivity of small and medium-sized businesses, improve their trading condition related to the pass-on prices, etc., and aim to raise the national weighted average wage to 1,000 yen or more as soon as possible while taking into consideration regional disparities.

  • Introduction of selective dual surname system for married couples is being discussed in order to eliminate unwanted surname changes and unwilling De Facto marriages. Will you introduce the option of selective dual surnames for married couples,
    which would allow both couples to maintain their surnames in the family register and still be married? If so, by when do you aim to introduce the change?
    -
    補足説明

    <Other> While taking into consideration the decision of the Supreme Court of Japan in 2021, we will accept the public's opinions regarding the disadvantages of changing the surname and the changing times, further eliminate such disadvantages, and promote the success of each and every one of the nation's citizens.

  • The Act on Promotion of Gender Equality in the Political Field requires each party to make efforts to have equal numbers of candidates of men and women, but actual efforts are left solely to the discretion of each party.
    Wil you make it mandatory for each party to disclose the target ratio of women in its candidate pool?
    -
    補足説明

    <Other> The members of the Diet are equally representative of all citizens (citizens of prefectures, cities, towns, and villages), and our party does not take the view that male members of the Diet represent men and female members represent women, or that being male or female takes precedence over all other qualities. Based on the idea that both women and men should have equal opportunities to participate in politics, candidates should be recruited regardless of gender, and the most suitable candidates should be selected from among them based on a comprehensive judgment. On the other hand, our party is vigorously working to create an environment in which it is easy for women to run for office so that the number of female candidates will increase. In particular, the Women's Bureau has taken the lead in finding female candidates by holding the "Women's Future School," a training session to find women who are interested in politics, since 2018. In 2020, the Women's Future School started special sessions "Women's Candidate Training Course", a practical course for training female candidates who can be immediately effective, and the selected students will receive regular lectures and practical exercises led by Diet members affiliated with the party.

  • The amount of Livelihood Assistance, which is used for the living cost such as clothes or utility bills out of Livelihood protection benefits, has been gradually reduced since 2013.
    Will you bring this back up to the previous amount that was set before 2013?
    -
    補足説明

    We will work on a periodic review of Livelihood Protection Standards will be based on the verification results of comparison with consumption levels and socioeconomic conditions.

  • Will you enact an "LGBT Equality Law" that explicitly prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity?
    ばつ
    補足説明

    Rather than prohibiting discrimination, we will promote a broad and correct understanding of sexual minorities and build a tolerant and warm society that embraces diversity.

  • Will you legislate same-sex marriage?
    ばつ
    補足説明

    The government's position, and that of our party as well, are that "Article 24 of the Constitution stipulates that marriage shall be solely based on the consent of the two sexes and that under the current Constitution, it is not envisioned that same-sex couples shall be allowed to enter into marriage". The "partnership system" adopted by some local governments is based on the premise that the public's further understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity, and we believe that careful consideration, including the pros and cons of such a system, is necessary.

  • The Gender Identity Disorder Special Cases Act allows a transgender individual to change their sex recognized by law. However, WHO's ICD-11, released in 2019, no longer lists "gender identity disorder" and introduces a new term called "Gender Incongruence" in the category of conditions related to sexual health. In addition, the Gender Identity Disorder Special Cases Act stipulates that one does not have minor child, is not married, and will undergo sex-reassignment surgery. This sets extremely high barriers and some of requirements are considered as human rights violations internationally.
    Will you amend the Gender Identity Disorder Special Cases Act to ease the requirements?
    -
    補足説明

    We understand that there are various opinions among the parties concerned and other interested parties. Based on such opinions, we believe that it is necessary to review the legal system in accordance with the current situation from the perspective of protecting the sanctity of life.

  • Will you reduce or abolish the consumption tax?
    ばつ
    補足説明

    We believe we should maintain the current consumption tax rate as a stable source of revenue for social security that supports people's livelihood and peace of mind. Specifically, it is used to finance pensions, medical care, long-term care, and childcare, and supports the livelihood and security of the people. By utilizing the consumption tax as a source of funding for social security that widely benefits the people, and in which all generations share the burden fairly, we will pass on the social security system to the next generation.

  • There is concern that the implementation of the Invoice System will increase the financial and administrative burden on many businesses, including freelancers and small and medium-size businesses, and that it will prevent young talent from emerging.
    Will you terminate or abolish the implementation of the Invoice System?
    ばつ
    補足説明

    The Japanese Invoice System is to be introduced from the viewpoint of ensuring appropriate taxation under multiple tax rates. On the other hand, we understand that there are concerns about the increased administrative burden on small and medium-sized businesses and the impact on transactions with tax-exempt businesses. In response to these concerns, transitional measures have been established to mitigate the impact on individual businesses, and support has been provided for the introduction of IT tools to support digitization, including compliance with the system. We will continue to listen carefully to the voices of small and medium-sized businesses and small proprietors, and address their needs, including consideration of necessary measures.

  • The effective corporate tax rate has been reduced every year since 1984. Especially since 2015, expecting to see the increase of salaries and business investment, the effective corporate tax rate was further decreased, but such redistribution did not happen. Some argues that the effective corporate tax rate should be raised.
    What percentage do you think is appropriate for the effective corporate tax rate?
    -
    補足説明

    【Answer】We refrain from giving an answer at this time.
    【Explanation】We believe that we should consider the future corporate tax system, including the corporate tax rate while taking into account the changes in economic and social conditions.

  • Do you think that the government should investigate and disclose the detailed use of the "Covid-19 Contingency funds" of over 11 trillion yen, the final use of which has not been precisely identified?
    -
    補足説明

    We believe that it is important for the national government, local governments, and independent administrative agencies to carefully explain the use of their budgets to the public in a variety of ways. On the other hand, since there are various types of national government projects with the various flow of funds, such as projects executed directly by the national government and projects executed via project implementing organizations such as local governments, we believe that accountability must be fulfilled from the standpoint of each of them.

  • The government guideline says that it will encourage people to obtain “Maina Insurance Card”, which integrates the Individual Number (My Number) card and the health insurance card, and in the future aims to abolish the current health insurance card. There are various concerns such as leakage of personally identifiable information and confusion in the medical field.
    Do you support that promotes Maina Insurance Card and the abolition of the current health insurance card in tandem?
    まる
    補足説明

    We will review related support and other measures to promote the introduction of online eligibility verification to healthcare institutions and pharmacies from April 2023 in principle, as well as to promote the use of the health insurance card integrated with a My Number Card by patients. We will aim to introduce a selective system of issuing insurance cards by insurers by the end of FY2024. In addition, based on the penetration status of online eligibility verification, etc., we aim to abolish the insurance card in principle.

  • Do you think that the government has sufficiently provided apology and compensation to the victims of forced sterilization under the former eugenic law to remedy their human rights violation?
    -
    補足説明

    In order to ensure that those who are eligible for lump-sum compensation can file claims, we believe it is important to actively publicize it to the public at various opportunities. We will continue to make every effort to ensure the steady payment of lump-sum compensation by actively publicizing it.

  • In recent years, discrimination agitation groups and online hate speech (discrimination incitement) have become more serious problems, and the Anti-Hate Speech Act was passed in 2016. However, discriminatory demonstrations and propaganda activities by xenophobic groups continue to this day, and discrimination against foreign residents and discrimination in employment have not disappeared.
    Do you agree with the swift enactment of the "Basic Law for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination" with penalties?
    -
    補足説明

    We understand that there are various opinions regarding the comprehensive law on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination, including whether or not such an act should be enacted. In any case, we believe that detailed human rights are currently redressed based on individual laws.

  • In Japan’s Control Immigration Centers, foreign nationals, whose residency permit has been revoked but who have family in Japan or who cannot return home due to war or civil unrest in their country of nationality, are detained, sometimes for long periods of time, according to unclear criteria. Serious incidents and accidents are constantly occurring at these facilities, including deaths of detainees left without proper medical care.
    Will you stop Immigration Control Centers’ long-term/indefinite detention that usually followed by deportation, and under certain conditions, will you issue a residency permit to the foreign citizens who stay in Japan due to the circumstances that prohibit them from returning to their home country?
    -
    補足説明

    We understand that even if a foreign national is subject to deportation, the special permission to stay in Japan has been granted on an individual case-by-case basis, giving due consideration to the reasons for the desire to stay, family situation, domestic and international circumstances, and the need for humanitarian consideration. We are aware that the Ministry of Justice is currently studying the necessary changes to the law in order to fundamentally resolve the so-called "all cases" detention policy.

  • The current Technical Intern Training Program for foreign nationals is barely protecting basic human rights as 70% of the participating workplaces violate the Labor Standard Law and so many cases of prohibiting pregnancy or marriage are reported, Will you abolish the Technical Intern Program for Foreign Nationals?
    -
    補足説明

    Regarding the Technical Intern Training Program for foreign nationals, while many technical interns have completed their training and become successful in their home countries, some host companies do not fully understand the purpose of the Technical Intern Training Program, resulting in problems such as violation of labor-related laws and regulations and disappearance of technical intern trainees. In light of this, we understand that efforts are being made to further optimize the system and protect technical interns based on the Technical Intern Training Act, which came into effect in November 2009. The Supplementary Provisions of the Technical Intern Training Act state that "Approximately five years after the enforcement of this Act, the government shall review the provisions of this Act, taking into consideration the state of enforcement of this Act, and if it finds it necessary, shall take necessary measures based on the results of such review". Regarding your point, violations were found not in 70% of all training providers, but in 70% of training providers where supervision and guidance were conducted, and the number includes violations related to workers other than technical intern trainees.

  • The age of consent is the minimum age at which a person is considered capable of consenting to sexual intercourse. The age of consent in Japan has never been revised since it was established in the Penal Code during the Meiji era, and is lower compared to other countries.
    Will you raise the age of consent from 13 years old to 16 years old?
    -
    補足説明

    The Minister of Justice consulted the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice in September 2021 regarding the establishment of laws to deal with sex crimes, and the Council is currently deliberating on the matter. We will act according to the results.

  • Under the current Penal Code, forced intercourse cannot be considered as a crime unless assault, intimidation, or the victim’s inability to resist is proven, but in many cases, it is difficult to prove that the victim "desperately resisted," so the damage is not recognized as damage.
    Will you revise the current Penal Code by eliminating the requirements of assault, intimidation and inability to resist from Articles 177 and 178 of the Penal Code, and make non-consensual sexual intercourses, including intercourse with a person who engages involuntarily and intercourse that takes advantage of the situation where the victim has difficulty in forming, expressing, o pursuing their consent or non-consent, punishable?
    -
    補足説明

    The Minister of Justice consulted the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice in September 2021 regarding the establishment of laws to deal with sex crimes, and the Council is currently deliberating on the matter. We will act according to the results.

  • The statute of limitations for the crime of forcible sexual intercourse is 10 years and for the crime of forcible indecency 7 years. In many cases, the statute of limitation expires before the victims becomes aware that they have been victimized, resulting unrecognized cases.
    Will you abolish the statute of limitations for crimes of forcible sexual intercourse and forcible indecency?
    -
    補足説明

    The Minister of Justice consulted the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice in September 2021 regarding the establishment of laws to deal with sex crimes, and the Council is currently deliberating on the matter. We will act according to the results.

  • Do you believe that there is an urgent issue that requires a constitutional amendment, not a legal amendment? If so, please specify what they are.
    まる
    補足説明

    There are four items: "Self-Defense Forces, "a-state-of-emergency measures", "local governments and dissolution of merged electoral districts”, and "Enhancement of Education." In light of the domestic and international circumstances our country is facing, including the increasingly tense security environment surrounding our country, our response to a state of emergency we experienced in the Great East Japan Earthquake and other disasters, the transformation of the electoral system brought by the uneven distribution of the population from depopulation or overpopulation, and the need to create an environment where people can receive higher education regardless of their family's economic circumstances, we must amend the Constitution.

  • With Japan's defense expenditures at a record high for eight consecutive years, there is a debate about further doubling the defense budget. At the same time, however, there is no clear funding source, and there is concern that taxes will be raised to pay and social security spending will be cut for the increased defense spending.
    Will you continue increasing defense spending?
    まる
    補足説明

    In the response to the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia, NATO countries have once again decided to maintain the defense budget target of more than 2 percent of GDP. Japan also needs to take the efforts of other countries to strengthen their defense capabilities seriously. And considering that the security environment in Japan is expected to become even more severe, it is important to secure our defense capability. We believe that we should increase truly necessary defense expenditures, bearing in mind that the ratio of defense expenditures to GDP should be set as a target (2percent or more).

  • For the first time since the end of World War II, the government is mulling the "enemy base attack capability," which would allow Japan to broadly attack missile bases and other military bases in the territory of other countries. This capability would enable Japan to attack other countries without a direct attack on Japan.
    Do you agree with the possession of the "enemy base attack capability" as currently being discussed?
    まる
    補足説明

    In addition to the considerable number of ballistic missiles already deployed around Japan, missile technology is changing and evolving at a rapid pace, with recent developments of hypersonic glide weapons and missiles with irregular trajectories, and such. Therefore, there is a risk that Japan may not be able to fully defend itself with interception alone. In light of this increasingly severe security environment, we believe that Japan should possess counterattack capabilities to deter and respond to armed attacks on Japan including ballistic missile attacks, under the concept of "exclusively defense-oriented policy".

  • Do you aim to participate the Treaty on the prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in the future?
    -
    補足説明

    To create a world without nuclear weapons, we will steadily build up realistic and practical measures to advance nuclear disarmament while appropriately addressing real security threats, including maintaining and strengthening our deterrence capabilities.

  • In response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, there has been discussion that Japan should also start nuclear sharing. Do you agree that Japan should start nuclear sharing?
    ばつ
    補足説明

    We will uphold the Three Non-Nuclear Principles. Therefore, we believe that NATO-type nuclear sharing is difficult, but we will follow the previous government position (Foreign Minister Okada's answer in 2010) regarding the introduction of nuclear weapons in a state of emergency and the Three Non-Nuclear Principles.

  • Regarding the relief for those who were exposed to the "black rain" containing radioactive materials that fell immediately after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the government recognized those who were outside the relief area as Hibakusha and made them eligible for the issuance of the Hibakusha Health Certificate.
    Will those who were exposed to the "black rain" in Nagasaki be included in the Hibakusha Health Handbook?
    -
    補足説明

    Regarding Nagasaki, an appeal was filed to the Supreme Court on the same issue as that of Hiroshima. And the Supreme Court ruled in 2017 and 2019, stating that "those who were in an area not designated as an atomic-bombed city cannot be said to have been under circumstances where their bodies were affected by the radiation from the atomic bombs". In addition, the court ruling states that there is no objective record of rainfall shortly after the atomic bombing in areas not designated as atomic-bombed cities. For this reason, we are aware that the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Nagasaki Prefecture, and Nagasaki City are working together to organize past court documents and identify issues concerning Nagasaki. In light of these developments, we would like to continue to examine what kind of measures can be taken to provide relief to atomic-bomb survivors.

  • Will you commit to safe decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and shut down all the nuclear power plants by 2030 and decommission them all one by one?
    -
    補足説明

    The decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is a prerequisite for the reconstruction of Fukushima, and the national government will take the forefront to safely and steadily implement each measure, drawing on the collective wisdom of Japan and abroad. We will advance energy policy based on the lessons learned from the Fukushima accident. Nuclear power will be utilized as a carbon-free baseload power source to achieve carbon neutrality and ensure a stable supply. We will promote the restart of nuclear power plants with the understanding of local communities when they comply with the world's most stringent regulatory standards, based on the premise of ensuring safety.

  • Do you agree with releasing contaminated water generated from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear into the ocean?
    まる
    補足説明

    The major premise of ocean discharge of ALPS-treated water is to comply with international rules and ensure thorough safety. On top of that, we will take necessary measures such as careful explanations to all parties concerned including the people in the fisheries, prevent reputational damages by fostering understanding through thorough safety measures and information dissemination, etc., support for fishermen, etc., establish a fund, and provide additional measures as necessary.

  • Under the current Act on Support for Reconstructing Livelihoods of Disaster Victims, 3 million yen will be provided at maximum, depending on the extent of damage and how the house is reconstructed. However, it has been pointed out that this amount is insufficient to rebuild livelihoods if one loses their house and their job.
    Do you think that the current maximum amount of 3 million yen for Support Grants for Reconstructing Livelihoods of Disaster Victims is sufficient? If this is not sufficient, please specify the appropriate amount?
    -
    補足説明

    When a disaster strikes, we mobilize not only the Support Grants for Reconstructing Livelihoods of Disaster Victims but also all other measures to support the affected people so that they can quickly rebuild their lives and livelihoods.

賛同人募集

『みんなの未来を選ぶためのチェックリスト 衆議院選挙2021』では、発起人と共に賛同人として名前を連ね、チェックリストの質問/回答を広めて頂ける方を募集しております。

賛同はこちらから

©みんなの未来を選ぶためのチェックリスト. All Rights Reserved.