Change in Japanese Economy and How Prime Minister Abe’s Word Choice is Influenced by the Economy
by Ryunosuke Saito
Abstract – This paper looked into the effect of the policy, Abenomics. I analyzed the situation using the following economic and societal factors: GDP, unemployment rate, female working condition, and inflation rate. Furthermore, the Prime Minister’s speech was also analyzed, because I believe his word choice in the speech is influenced by the movement of the economy. This was actually the case and depending on how successful his policies were, the content and his delivery for his speech altered. Also, Mr. Abe’s speeches were compared with the speeches done by Mr. Obama, a well-known speaker. There were significant differences between the two speakers and it was evident that Obama was more persuasive and convincing to the audience. One of the factors that influenced this was that Obama often used “we” and included the citizens in the first-person pronoun use while Mr. Abe does not.