Hiroyuki Nishimura, 46, a businessman and founder of 2chan, appeared live on ABEMA’s “Abema Prime” (Monday-Friday, 9:00 p.m.) on April 16 and questioned Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s plan to raise defense taxes.
At a meeting of the ruling parties’ tax policy council on March 15, the Liberal Democratic Party and the New Komeito Party agreed to include a policy of increasing corporate, income, and cigarette taxes in the fiscal 2023 tax reform plan.
The special income tax for reconstruction, which had been in place until 2037, will be partially replaced by defense spending, and as a result, will be extended beyond 38 years.
The tax hike is proposed to be implemented at an appropriate time after 2012.
Mr. Hiroyuki commented on this matter, “If a Japanese company were to conduct research and development and put a lot of money into it, I think it would be possible.
But what Prime Minister Kishida is talking about now is buying (fighter jets and missiles) from the US.
As a result, we will end up paying hundreds of billions of yen for something that is completely useless, without improving our defense capability, and we will just end up paying taxes to the US.
In that sense, I think they are going about it the wrong way.
Currently, Japan is aghast at Prime Minister Kishida’s actions. There are various voices of disbelief in imposing a tax on everything.
Perhaps there must be pressure from the US.
This is because Prime Minister Kishida is incapable of making decisions on his own.