Technically, the Prime Minister is clearing every hurdle.
Already down are the Referendum Law and the U.S. Forces Realignment Law. Coming down is the Special Law on Statute of Limitations for Pensions. Ahead looms the Civil Service Reform Law.
No, it has not been pretty. Instead of the Olympic ideal of citius, altius, fortius it has been, in the Asahi's eyes, "Rather Quickly, Rather Unevenly, and Pretty Much by Brute Force ."