The news that shocked me the most today was not that a burly man was shot, or that Trump scolded Biden again, but that the Japanese side suddenly heard at noon that Shinzo Abe decided to resign as prime minister. Since returning to power in 2012, the prime minister, who has been thinking about "revision of the constitution", is destined to be unable to fulfill this wish in person. What is the reason why Shinzo Abe is so obsessed with amending the constitution? If you look back at several prime ministers who have served the longest after the war, it is not difficult to find that Shinzo Abe is looking for a "historical position" that can be encountered and unattainable.
In terms of "continuous service time", Sato telemarketing list Eisaku, who ranked second, is the great-uncle of Shinzo Abe. The most important achievement during his tenure was the return of Okinawa in 1972 and the acquisition of Okinawa sovereignty from the United States. Third place Shigeru Yoshida signed the "Old U.S.-Japan Security Treaty" in 1951 (the predecessor of the 1960 "U.S.-Japan Security Treaty"), which has influenced Japan's foreign policy after the war to the present. The fourth-ranked Junichiro Koizumi also successfully passed the Postal Privatization Act in 2005 to solve the long-criticized efficiency of the state-run postal service.
Having surpassed Eisaku Sato and Katsura Katsaro, who has a combined term of office, he has become Shinzo Abe, who ranks first in both "continuous employment" and "tenure at NTNU" in Japanese history. What else can be used as a historical positioning of the regime's indicators? If this pacifist constitution, which was dominated by the Americans after the war can be revised, Abe's historical positioning will leap to an unparalleled level in one fell swoop. Since 2018, he was re-elected as the president of the Liberal Democratic Party for three consecutive terms.