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Key to Kishida's political fate: 'What does he want?'

Uncertainty over policy and election plans holds both power and risk

Whether Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will play the snap election card again to seek a mandate for his policies remains to be seen.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- One of the biggest questions being asked about Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, both by outside observers and in the halls of government in the capital's Kasumigaseki district, is simply: "What does he want to do?"

This may come as a surprise to Kishida himself, who might protest that he has repeatedly explained his goals in policy speeches, question-and-answer sessions, and news conferences. These do not appear to have resonated much with listeners, however.

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