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tv   The Day - News in Review  Deutsche Welle  July 9, 2022 2:02am-2:31am CEST

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awe today, a 41 year old man using a homemade gun shot and killed former japanese prime minister. sions. obey 2 shots that quickly ended, the wife of one of japan's most powerful and influential politicians from nato headquarters to the halls of power in india. from taipei to washington, leaders are mourning the loss of modern japan's longest serving leader to night, a political assassination that have stunned the world. i broke off in berlin. this is the day. ah ah. this morning in our prefecture,
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former prime minister shinto abi, was shalt to please just her debt truman. felicia additional estate. he was given intensive care, but unfortunately he passed away to day at 3 minutes past 5. amy, she should be naught. it is a dastardly and barbaric ox shop following survey. and in deep morning we send our respect to the people of japan. with that gap, ah, also coming up at boris johnson once claimed to be the cat's meow of british politicians after 3 years of scandals in this week's resignation. book makers say that his popularity is on par with a pussycat. make that a tom here. if he looks at the list of next the next prime ministers and scroll
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down, scroll down and down and pass you to reads. amazed yes, corbin's, maybe even you bless you. p. as morgan's right on the bottom, you might find a similar price, larry embarrass. johnson said of me, a neck and neck rhetoric, uncle it between those 2 at the moment. but to our viewers watching p b. s in the united states into all of you around the world. welcome. we begin the day with the assassination of shins, o, avi. today in the old japanese capital city, norm, former prime minister sions obee, stood in the middle of a crown to lend his voice to a junior politician running for parliament abi began speaking, but never finished. police say a 41 year old man armed with a hand made gun shot obeyed twice. once in the chest, once in the neck, killing him. the investigation into a motive continues to night. gun violence, it's almost unheard of in japan, in 2021 in a country of
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a 126000000 people. there was one that reported gun death one. now that makes today's murder even more shocking. and it has triggered questions about security in japan, face to face pressing the flesh, campaigning is considered a given today. it seems to have given a murderer an opportunity to kill ah, the moment she and so are they. we shot twice, a suspect man, handled to the ground. what appears to be a weapon lying on the road nearby. people run to the age of japan's full. my prime minister is he lay seriously wounded. he was quickly transferred to a handy kupta and fled to hospital. at this point,
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his condition was described as critical, but doctors were unable to save him. mister shins obey was taken into emergency care at 20 past 12. he was in a state of cardiac arrest. he was given intensive care, but unfortunately he passed away to day, but 3 minutes past 5. when he arrived, he had gunshot wounds on 2 parts of his body and was in a state of cardiac arrest, probably induced by damage to hearts unto the altar. is the area in the city of nora, where this veteran politician had been giving an election campaign speech is now a crime scene. the assassination has shocked japan. a country wag, gun violence is rare, images shaggy. no, this is a dastardly sam. barbaric oddity. to knock out it
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took place in the midst of an election, isn't a bunker, daddy. this is the basis of a democracy history and his up slightly unforgivable things. i would like to use again, the harshest words to condemn this act. a, you know, he does most shin, so ave was 1st elected prime minister of japan in 2006, making him at 52 the countries youngest, ever premier o it proved short lived a year later he quit following a string of party scandals. he was also suffering from health problems, but he wasn't gone for long. in 2012, he was back promising to revive japan's flagging economy. following years of
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deflation. i've been, i'm, is there. he even put his own name on the plan up in nomics. drinking ave was also hawkish on defense, expanding japan's military role after years of pacifism, that proved a controversial policy. and he failed to formally rewrite the country's pacific constitution. he did though, both state japan security alliance with the united states ave was considered a strong leader on the world stage. but in 2020, he again resigned, citing poor health. so to get us politics though, was always in his blood right up until the end. my 1st guest at night is toby at harris. he is an expert on japanese politics and being senior
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fellow for asia at the center for american progress to be of his. also, the author of the iconoclast, shinto arby, and the new japan which examines abe's rise and fall as japanese leader. and how he shaped japan's role in the world. to be, as it's good to have you on the program. what did you seek to day when you heard the news of sions are abby's assassination? i'm still retiring from the shock of it to be honest. it, you know, between the low levels of violent crime in japan as a whole, as you, as was discussed, but also just the lack of political violence in japan for, for decades. this just is such a shocking development. i mean, something you particularly given that if anything, japan's politics has been characterized by com, stability placidity over the last few years or so,
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something like this for no apparent political cause at least as far as we know. so, as we know so far, is just shocking and hard, hard to comprehend. it comes with the background of so much reporting that we do today about gun violence in the united states. and about the polarization of politics in general. and then you have a political assassination in japan, a, an assassination carried out with a gun. just talked to me about what that does to the psyche of the japanese people . i think when you look at some of the initial responses from pundits are from politicians. you know, that, that kind of shock. i mean, you definitely saw political commentator saying we expect these things the united states, but not here. and, you know, stunned disbelief that this kind of thing could happen. and i'm clearly there are some very unusual circumstances. i mean, for example, one of the you facts that we seem to know about the assassin is that he was
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a former member of a japan self defense forces including you and that student included some weapons training. very unusual kind of circumstance behind this. so, i mean, there's something just so just unusual and odd about this. i mean, it's hard to say that, you know, this is the beginning of you a more violent period in japanese politics. you know, because this is not something that's linked here. this does not appear to be an organic expression of, you know, left wing opposition to primary driveways, policies on, on defense for example. i mean this to say, i mean, it seems like there's no particular political connection at all. so again, it's a very, it just seems so just so on, so hard to explain and in no reason to believe that there would be something outside to japan connected to this murder. i mean, is there any reason to think that it is anything but a domestic cry? i mean, certainly i've not seen any evidence to suggest that that was the case. i,
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you know, and, and of course, given the ramifications if that, you know, somehow if there were evidence to point that direction, i mean that would be a shocking development. and so no, i mean i've, i have not, i've not heard anything to suggest that that was the case. and until i see something to suggest that i mean i, i would be very wary of thinking along those lines let. let's talk about the legacy of sions. or i'll be, i mean, you tweeted earlier today that should so our body is now in some ways as powerful as he has ever been. so he of course, you know, he left know was forced to resign or, or decided to resign back in 2020 and spent some time. i think just recuperating, you know, of course his health before his resignation resulted in a couple of visits to the hospital and extended stays in the hospital. but as of last year, once you had a new leadership election in the l d p, that times 30 should eventually one ave threw himself back into politics. was
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heavily involved in neck, him campaign and, and really showed the different ways in which he actually has become or had become a quite extensive power broker. he became, after that election after that leadership election, the head of the l. d. p largest faction. and during the campaign was able to use his influence within the faction to determine who the faction might support. he was the leader of the, of the largest ideological block of biscuits, conservative block, at really it's champion in a way that no one else could match. and of course, as a respected global states been commanded substantial media attention of domestically and abroad. and so that when he, when he talked people listen, the prime minister was forced to listen and respond. and that was a power that i think even key should i had not quite acquired when it came to setting the agenda and, and getting people talking about what policy should be. we saw this over and over again over the, over the 1st 9 months of keyshawn is government. you, you've called it. sions, obey an iconoclast. what,
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what made him so non traditional in such a disruptor in japanese politics? you have to really look back to the start of his career and the early 1990 s, and he enters the diet as kind of a young firebrand. and when you look at what he was trying to do, what he and some of his ideological compatriots were trying to do was they look at the institutions that had been introduced immediately after japan defeat world war 2. whether by the occupation or by japanese politicians friendly to the occupation . and they believe that those institutions restrain japan's ability to be a full 5 great power on the world stage. and they were determined to change those institutions to liberate japan from those postwar shackles. so to speak, and they were willing to throw their elbows in and to take on both elder members of their own party and take on the left. and they weren't afraid and they weren't. and they, and they certainly did not back down and ave himself relished the fight. and i think
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in some ways he didn't get everything you wanted, but he prevailed in a number of ways. let me ask you, tell me before we run out of time at nato's summit last week, shina was mentioned for the 1st time as a rival to the established global order. nato will possibly lean on japan more and more as we move forward. talk to me about shins obeys role in paving the way for that well, it's complicated because, you know, of course ave spent much of his career advocating for more defense spending more assertive defense posture. loosening the restrictions on japan's military but was often stymied because, you know, i think in part because you were so zealous about it and i think much of the public found that off putting and what we've seen remarkably in the last several months with time is tricky. sure, who is a self styled dervish liberal, that the public is really come around and we've seen since the start of the war with ukraine, which i think you're really is the major turning point here. the,
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the japanese public now overwhelming the support increasing defense spending, whether it's to nato standard 2 percent. that remains to be seen, but a consensus in favor of defense spending a consensus increasingly in favor of just taking on new roles for japan or japan. self defense forces. that is something new, and it's not something that necessarily resulted from ave me. i mean, i think he was planning as he should govern repairs to revise. it's majors church, major defense strategy documents. later this year, i mean ave, was prepared to push for bigger changes in those documents, but he was not necessarily the one driving the public change. i think that was a more organic response to what happened. what's happened in ukraine to be his hairs. we appreciate your time and your insights. good. talking with you to be as hope we can talk with you again. thank you. thank you. ah, who will be the next british prime minister the races on to replace boards. johnston who announced his resignation. thursday, after 2 days,
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that's all dozens of government officials quit. johnson's conservative party is due next monday to announce a time table for selecting a new party leader and prime minister of the goal is to have a new leader in place by summers n. johnson says he will stay on his prime minister until a new leader is found. johnson as a caretaker, prime minister, is an idea that does not sit well with every one, but there are voices in support of johnson's decision to stay on a little bit longer. here's the new british education minister james cleverly. well, there's no such thing as a caretaker. prime minister, the prime minister has made it clear. he will stand down from his role as party leader and prime minister when his successor is chosen. but ultimately, as we have seen with the tragic and terrible news coming out of japan, the situation in ukraine, the issues with a food pricing around the world to clean the global south plus inflation
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we precious. here in the u. k. there is plenty both internationally and domestically that we have to get on with an ultimately our duty from the prime minister. and all of us in government is to focus on the primary role that we have, which is providing a service to the people of this country. so what happens next and who was going to take over from boards? johnson eventually political scientists, tony travers has more. so now a large number of concerns is coming from with at least 12. and then they will have to whittle down by a process involving m p 's only in this building here. then after that, when they're down to, to the, to will be put to the members in the countryside. they'll then be meetings to meet them, to hear what they've got to say, then a vote. this is the drawn out part of it, but which i'm assuming will not finish this less anything changes next week. for a couple of months after having a kind of exciting prime minister,
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the conservative party will probably want some of these a bit less exciting. i mean in fact, compared with forest johnson with any of the candidates on office would be a bit less exciting. and but less exciting but competent. i think what they need now is somebody who will appear competent can make the government so to clear out the stables a bit, make it seem like a more normal conservative government leading the country. now to the latest on the war and you create russian president vladimir putin has warned that his military campaign of the country is only just getting started. his warning comes as russia continues, it's offensive in the eastern province of don't yet. ukraine says at least 12 civilians have been killed, dozens more wounded by russian showing in the last 24 hours since the war began. he crane has faced unprecedented destruction. but russian
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president vladimir putin says his troops were just warming up with. melissa, sure, sure knew most lucian. we're hearing that they want to defeat us up with you on the battlefield. what can i say is good with let them try mosier more. we have often heard the wes wants us to fight it until the last ukrainian is the threats a tragedy, the ukrainian people look behind, but it looks like it's heading in that direction more children. but everybody should know that largely speaking. sure that we haven't even yet started anything in earnest. despite that sinister statements, for the moment, it's believed that russian troops are taking an operational pause after having captured the city of lizard chance earlier this week, and consolidating their grip on power. in ela hans region. 2, but not everywhere in ukraine is seeing a lull in fighting. shelling continued in the dynette screech and overnight hitting
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several cities. but on the score of with i called an ambulance because someone was killed. you right? what are we supposed to do? how we supposed to survive health coverage? you put me in your berries, no explanation. when you, when you are, but i do not understand why there's no help. you could quibble, nobody came to investigate. i do not understand why i can't leave my house. it's in ruins, you should use the current, the patients warning that more of this is on its way comes is just another blow to an already battered country. or let's go down corresponding nick spicer. he is in, keep to night, nick, as there been reaction to this morning from president putin backed,
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this war is just beginning i think the ukrainian leadership, brent is used to this kind of sabre rattling, let's remember putin was talking about the intimating the risk of nuclear war at the onset of the conflict there, there was an adviser to president lensky who made the only official comment that i said, echoing putin's statement about western forces at work in ukraine, saying there are no western forces, or only russian troops here in ukraine. but as you talk to ordinary ukrainians, as i have done today, you here pretty much everybody, you know, rejecting putin's comments. one man said, look, he's talking to a domestic audience trying to show his power to the people at home and trying to show the western countries that they have to keep their hands off ukraine. one wilner i talked to said look, this is just plain diabolical ab, referring to pollutant statement. another man of draft age said to me that all this could do was steal the resolve of the ukrainian fighters at the front line. and nick, you know that
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a brush appears to have eased off somewhat from it offensive in the don't boss ever since it captured the city of lizzie chunks. is that correct in? why is there? absolutely, and there have been statements to, you know, just recently from high command that they are having an operational pause. and the reasons are simple. you remember of course, at the beginning of the war, there was this pushed towards the capital. and these long columns of russian tanks and armored vehicles were decimated by anti tank weapons provided by weapon. countries with those battalion tactical groups left the area, they wit, regrouped, and conducted their operations in the east of the country, but they still have to be reconstituted and put back together. the gains the russians have made, have been made with artillery barrage is not fighting street. the street and house by house. they don't have the soldiers, they need organized in the way they need to actually conduct a proper military campaign. they're just operating as sort of scorched earth policy . so yeah, the are on the offensive,
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but they have to get their man power organized to really do anything consequential dw expired with the latest to night from keith in ukraine. nick, as always, thank you. russian forces now dominate ukraine's eastern and southern cities back in june. the occupying administration in the city of have song announced that there would be a referendum on joining russia, though no date has been announced. many residence will not be around to vote. however, tens of thousands have reportedly fled to ukrainian controlled territory since the city phil. it's all but impossible for western journalists to report from there. so did we use nit connelly? he contacted to locals who told him about life under russian occupation and at the beginning, we all thought the occupation would be over in a week. it was only a few months in that we finally understood that the russians were here to stay.
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it's still very similar to with. ready 5 or as i was a little window, a red flag hanging. ready look very soviet all my friends have left. the younger generation has gone. only the pensioners have stayed. yeah. there's so many people in need right now and on. now these people are not able to get the money that they have on their gums. a little older people. ready are trying to get the russian over 10000 rouble, did this a b q to get there? so i think that they give this a 1000 or more by condition. there are some i only heard about the plans for a referendum to join russia from the ukrainian press. with that no one's talking
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about it here. oh, wait, little quiet and daddy and on and before it got fully, miller vehicles. but in fact, there are many places where, where ocoee do the dirty. and of course you don't hear about that. many people working left. i see also many posters on the seeds on facebook telling him that this or that person is missing. when the russians came on, we were expecting things would be as bad as in mary. you, paul? mary of norwood. we were scared to even look up a window. it was sheer panic, santa barbara here to damage the fact that we can leave the house and buy food. and we seems like a miracle. unluckily or is it just a 2nd baby girl was i always tried to just if,
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if dear russians are shooting or on the ukrainians are covering russians was they were selling the same with nothing changes. i'll also end up leaving with only my parents and my grandma that are keeping me here for now. the only ones who did the graham's delivery, the question is how and when, and we got a it become a marathon rather than a strain. and with that, the day is almost done, but the conversation continues on the line. you will find us on twitter either w news. you can follow me on twitter at brent golf tv. every member, whatever happens between now and then tomorrow is another day. have a good weekend. everybody. we will see you here again on monday.
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