How we become a political Leader in Japan

  • Leadership requires a lot of skills. You have to have a mission and a vision. There are several problems that leaders face. That’s why leaders are chosen meticulously. You have to develop people skills. You must also develop effective personal qualities and excellent communication skills. In a society where it is common to be shy and conservative, Japan is facing some problems in choosing a prime minister. I’ve come to ask many of my Japanese friends whether any of them wanted to become a leader or a politician or better yet, a prime minister, none of them answered “yes.” Becoming a leader in Japan is indeed a daunting task.

    What is a Prime Minster?

    The prime minister is the head of the government of a particular country. In case with Japan, the prime minister is the head of the government of Japan. Upon appointment, his term is 4 years. Above is Mr. Shinzo Abe, the current prime minister of Japan.

    The Steps to Follow

    A person must have the two main qualifications to be considered for the position of prime minister:
    Must be a civilian.
    Must be a member of either house of the Diet, The National Diet of Japan, also known as Kokkai, it is Japan’s bicameral legislature. It is composed of the Lower House and the Upper House. Members of the Diet are directly elected through a voting system. They in turn, elect the Prime Minister of Japan. Generally speaking, the Japanese state cannot vote for their prime minister directly, it is only the Diet who can do that.

    Location of Residence

    If you’re wondering where the prime minister resides in Japan. His office is next to the Diet’s office. It is called Kantei which is located in 2-3-1 Nagata-cho, Choyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8968. This is where the prime minister works and lives.