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Koike faces 21 challengers as Tokyo votes for governor amid pandemic

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By Kyoko Hasegawa

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she Only has two challenges. One, to take responsibility for her handling of Covid19, and two, pay back taxpayers all our money she wasted/is wasting on the stupid Olympics.

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Oh I see she has her mask back on

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Yuriko ‘ Let’s lock down Tokyo again so everyone can just watch me give orders on TV every evening’ Koike.

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BTW, here in Kansai, everyone I have spoken to believe Tokyoites should be banned here. People check number plates. She needs to wake up.

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she fluffed her biggest political gamble in 2017

She’s a fluffer alright.

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Just moved to Tokyo this Saturday so I’m looking forward to not voting in the election. Lost my job due to corona virus but happy to be back in Tokyo working (at NOVA)

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My (Monopoly) money is on that "transhumanist" party candidate.

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This sparked speculation she would ditch her role as Tokyo governor to run for the prime minister.

However, despite initially promising opinion polls, support imploded because of public confusion over her intentions.

This scenario for the ambitious Koike is highly likely alongside the rising rumor of a possible snap election for the lower house within a year. Eligible Tokyoite voters should take it into account (but perhaps, Koike could be the good choice as an interim "bridge" governor giving more time to find the next serious one fulfilling the 4-year term).

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Koike.......Nippon Kaigi.

They hope to see the end of the middle class in Japan.

It is fast disappearing............the elites don't give 2 jots for the run of mill people.

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I just voted for Koike. The other candidates look crazy. Especially the one dressed as Dracula.

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Yuriko Koike gets a landslide victory.

Congratulation!

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I question all aspects of those trumpeting Koike's credentials.And add the s in congratulations please.

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we foreigners shouldn't give a crap because we have no voice in what the government does, so stop wasting your time and opinions on things you can't change.

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I like her. She'll be fine for another term. Congratulations.

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Koike received votes from all sides, right, left, and center: Ruling LDP (70%), Komeito (90%), Non Affiliates (50%), Constitutional Democratic Party (30%), Communist Party (20%).

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They hope to see the end of the middle class in Japan.

It is fast disappearing............the elites don't give 2 jots for the run of mill people.

Japan's middle class had already died in the 1990s. Very few people here consider as true middle class in the American or European style. Even the upper middle class and wealthy class are feeling the crushing rock from tax hike and stagnant economy. Most of them have either fled Japan or planning to flee Japan. I personally met a Japanese couple, who descended from a line of noble samurai, sold their real estate business in Japan to make a new life in California. They not only enjoyed their new life greatly among Asian American communities but they fervently hate the J-govt bureaucracy. The primary reason is the crushing inheritance tax and other types of taxes; of course, there is also the stagnant economy.

The problem gets so bad that CNBC had an article on the issue. It finally gets an international recognition after less than a decade of "Nihonjiron" propaganda from J-govt and LDP cronies.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/03/japans-middle-class-is-disappearing-as-poverty-rises-warns-economist.html

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At first, I thought that she would definitely win, considering the polls. But now, with cases spiking in Tokyo, I’m not sure. I mean one if her saving graces is the fact that she does have 21 candidates running against her to split the anti-Koike vote.

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JCosplay:

At first, I thought that she would definitely win, considering the polls. But now, with cases spiking in Tokyo, I’m not sure.

She's got a landslide victory as expected, winning more than 3.5 million votes (60%). When she won the first term 4 years ago, she won 2.9 milling votes. So she was expected to win about 3 million. But she exceeded the expectation.

Koike (60%)

Ustunomiya (13%)

Yamamoto (10%)

...

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Koike won !!!..

Sorry lsrs !!..

LOOOOL !!!..

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