The new Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida, now governing with an enlarged majority replete with right-wingers, appears to be backing revisions to the country’s “peace constitution. This would be a historic step, overturning a post-world war 11 promise by the defeated Japanese never to resort to war. Some nationalists see it as an anachronistic source of shame. Opinion polls suggest that a “yes” vote would be uncertain and the move could provoke large scale demonstrations that have not been seen since the 1970s.
Kishida, 29 July 1957, has an innovative Sun Uranus in Leo in a can-be-fanatical square to Neptune. And a formidable Mars, Mercury, Pluto in Leo so he will be ruthlessly determined when necessary. He was first sworn in on 4th October, replacing his predecessor, at which point he promptly called for an election. There’s a hard edge to this chart with a combative Sun Mars trine Saturn. And its Venus in Scorpio conjunct Algol will catch the Lunar Eclipse late this month and again in May 2022.
He’ll be pushing ahead confidently from early 2022 with tr Pluto trine his Jupiter which continues into 2023 but by that time he’s got tr Pluto square his Neptune in 2023/24 which can be confusing not to say devastating. 2023/24 is also when he’s running into major problems with the insecure tr Uranus square his Mars, followed by tr Uranus square Mercury and Pluto in 2025.
The Japan chart itself will be moving through stormy seas with its Aquarius Sun square Neptune catching the jolting tr Uranus hard aspects from 2023 to 2025. And there is a panicky failure tr Neptune conjunct the Mars in 2022/23. And both the Japan/China 1912 and Japan/China 1949 relationship chart indicate the 2023 to 2025 years to be seriously stressed.