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A man looks at campaign posters of candidates for the July 10 upper house election in Tokyo on Wednesday.

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Renho should run for Tokyo Gov and not this election! Would love to see her as PM someday too!

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komatta na (perplexed) !

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Scratch, scratch .... scratch tickets.

And, yes, Renho might be a good choice!

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I guess that Renho-san is one of best candidates because of her cleanness, good image and having clear direction. I hope she becomes a leader in Tokyo someday.

On the other hand, where is Sakurai-dad?

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Just as many chicks as blokes on that posterboard. A good sign.

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I vote for #2!!

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YukiiiJUN. 23, 2016 - 08:35AM JST

On the other hand, where is Sakurai-dad?

The photo in the article shows only a small part of the poster board. There are 31 candidates in Tokyo election district competing for 6 seats. Sakurai is not one of the candidates.

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The photo in the article shows only a small part of the poster board. There are 31 candidates in Tokyo election district competing for 6 seats. Sakurai is not one of the candidates.

Because they may be confusing the Diet election with the upcoming Tokyo Gov race which hasn't started yet.

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Renho would make an EXCELLENT PM. But guys, don't sell short the major opposition party either. Katsuya Okada is also an excellent choice. He's very different from the rest of the dusty old boys in politics.

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If he's like many Japanese he'll just vote for whomever he thinks is the best looking, regardless of wether or not they have any qualifications.

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(Reading the posts above) let's be realistic. Is Japan ready for a Woman PM? I'm not mocking Renho in any way here, just sayin' . . . this is Japan. Women, even in modern Japan, are getting too far.

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@ smithinjapan

'Form follows function' works for politicians too! The Japanese wouldn't be doing any worse just voting based on image, they might even get some young less corrupt people in power as a result.

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Wc626JUN. 23, 2016 - 01:44PM JST

Japanese PM is elected from the Lower House members. Being elected as an Upper House member means she is not a candidate for a PM.

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Why should Tokyo residents should vote someone who had previously made "Why No.1? Why not No.2?" remark? Should we really vote someone who doesn't believe in Japan to become No.1?

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tictactogoJUN. 23, 2016 - 02:16PM JST

Why should Tokyo residents should vote someone who had previously made "Why No.1? Why not No.2?" remark? Should we really vote someone who doesn't believe in Japan to become No.1?

That was when a group of scientists wanted national budget for buying a super-computer the calculation speed of which is No 1 in the world. Renho asked why they needed the super-computer for their research and why No 2 is not sufficient for their research.

It has nothing to do with Japan becoming No 1.

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@WC626 You've also gone too far.

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@CH3CHO Yes, I'm aware of its background. I know her role and mission at that time was to interogate internal reps to reduce a federation budget. Yet, it's entirely up to how individuals interpreted her message. I would not vote someone who had prevously questioned and challenged contributors who worked hard for Japan to become No.1 even if the scale is limited to specific industry. Period.

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tictactogoJUN. 23, 2016 - 03:55PM JST

I would not vote someone who had prevously questioned and challenged contributors who worked hard for Japan to become No.1 even if the scale is limited to specific industry. Period.

I think Renho was also working hard to make Japan No 1 by cutting wasteful spending, too.

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@CH3CHO Like I said, it's a matter of individual interpretation. I will fully respect your opinion and your constitutional right to vote whoever you want (if you are Japanese living in Tokyo), but I will not put her name on my vote slip for sure.

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I have always marvelled at the posters. Is there a central photography studio everyone goes to?

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@WC626 You've also gone too far.

I have? Be honest with yourself. In America, women have real opportunities, look at Hillary C. for example. Do you think Japan (so-called modern Japan) will elect a female To-chiji? PM?

Women are lucky to be in supervisory/ management positions throughout corporate Japan. Takako Doi must be frowning somewhere. Women in modern Japan are about 20-30 years behind the rest of the west. It ain't my fault-

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