November 8 electric US media estimates 7th Biden first to get 270 electoral votes, more than the US mainstream media subsequently announced that Biden was elected US president. On the 8th, many political parties in Japan have voiced their expectations for the development of US-Japan relations.
According to a report from the Japan News Agency on the 8th, Hirobumi Shimomura, the chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, said in an interview: “Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Trump have forged a good relationship, and now it is Suga Yoshihide and Biden’s turn. I look forward to the good relationship they forged to further promote the development of relations between the two countries.” Shimomura also emphasized that “the foundation of the Japan-US alliance has not changed, and it still needs to be further consolidated.”
Nazuo Yamaguchi, the leader of the Komeito Party of Japan, said that after he learned the news, he “expressed my heartfelt congratulations to Biden and Harris” and expressed the “hope that Japan and the United States will work together.” The leader of the Cadet Party, Yukio Edano, said on Twitter that he hopes that while respecting diversity, politics can return to the right track of co-integration at home and abroad. The Chairman of the Communist Party of Japan Shiwei Kazufa claimed that he hoped to break away from the abnormal affiliation and establish reciprocal and equal Japan-US relations. The leader of the Kuomintang Democratic Party Yuichiro Tamaki also expressed similar views, saying that he will carefully pay attention to the US’s future epidemic response and economic policies.
Many Japanese netizens left comments on the active voices of various parties. Most Japanese netizens believe that the relationship between Biden and Yoshihide Suga cannot be compared to Trump and Abe. Some netizens said: “Abe and Trump are the same type of people, but Yoshihide Suga and Biden are obviously two types, and they can only be economic relations.” “Biden is more like a choice than a personal relationship.” “Ordinary diplomatic relations’ kind of people” “Abe’s golf reception diplomacy does not work.”
Earlier on the 8th, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga posted in Japanese and English on social media Twitter, “Congratulations to Biden and his deputy Harris for winning the election.” Many Japanese media pointed out that with certain changes in Japan-US relations expected, the Japanese government is eager to “establish relations” with the next US government.