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Abe works the crowd


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, wearing a white jacket, waves to voters from atop a van during a campaign speech in Tokyo Sunday for the Dec 14 lower house election.

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For the life of me I will never understand why people will stand outside in freezing weather just to catch a glimpse of a person dragging their country into a hole that their great-great-grandchildren will be digging themselves out of.

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How do you know Abe is lying? His lips are moving.

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He is promoting a candidate. His namem I can read Ishihara hirota but after that I can not read. Young man is LDP candidate. Related to Nobuteru Ishihara> and in other ward? Ot opposing famous Ishihara od Ishin ni kai in same ward?

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led like a lamb to a slaughter....

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Abe works the crowd just like a con man works the crowd at a carnival. I cannot believe people are still buying his Snake Oil.

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Abe might we wearing white to show his "purity" or the "pureness" of his vision - but he deceives no-one. Except perhaps the crowd of gullible sheep, waiting to catch a glimpse of the would-be dictator

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but he deceives no-one.

Seems to me he is deceiving millions in this country that still will vote for his party and vote him back into office as well.

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The sorry excuse that Japanese people give is "we have no-one better than Abe". Well, anyone or anything is better than Abe

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Pictured: Average age of Japan's voting public

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Plot twist, everyone has actually shown up to see and take pics of AKB48 performing on the roof up above Senor tummyache. Picture is cropped that we don't see it.

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Is anyone else here sick of the vans with the waving people just screaming out the candidates name, party, and arigatou?

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Seems everyone is more interested in getting a photo of him, than what he is actually saying!

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Is anyone else here sick of the vans with the waving people just screaming out the candidates name, party, and arigatou?

1000%. I don't understand how this isn't made illegal. It's disturbance of the peace at its worst. Then I realised that the Japanese public are basically obsessed with noise. Loud speakers everywhere, incessant train announcements, storefront staff shouting at the top of their lungs - just no end to it!

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And straining to taking photos of said people.

When the current PM appeared in the advertisements preceding monetized YouTube videos last week I was not pleased.

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blvtzpk: Last weekend, practically every single Youtube video I was watching too was proceeded by videos of this lame duck. Annoying and horrible to say the least.

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A democracy gets the politicians it deserves.

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