politics

Abe, Koike reconcile over troubled 2020 Games

17 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© 2016 AFP

©2020 GPlusMedia Inc.

17 Comments
Login to comment

The LDP had refused to back her in the election for failing to seek its approval before announcing her candidacy, with a top party official calling her “selfish”

Oh, so Japanese.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Great photo, just different shades of LDP.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

different shades of LDP.

Reminds of Van Wolferen:

The Liberal Democratic Party is neither liberal, democratic, nor a party.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

They reconciled because breaking up is hard to do.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

LDP candidate was former Iwate Governor who believe decentralize profitable prefecture income and other prefectures will be same. His ideology Tokyoites rejected. Think half of Ginza move to a farm village. In Iwate and Ginza will e combination of farms from Iwate and half glittering night thoroughfares.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

breaking up is hard to do.

Ha ha ha. I remember.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

You are suppose to be working for the people not yourselves

4 ( +5 / -1 )

"A stitch in time saves nine."

0 ( +1 / -1 )

You are suppose to be working for the people not yourselves

Patriotism. That's what's it's all about. Working for the people.

Whereas nationalism is working for the state.

There is overlap. And there is difference.

When the two contradict, I favor the people.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Abe told Koike she had “won a point” over the party with her resounding victory.

“The government will cooperate with Tokyo,” he said in remarks aired on television.

The government has no choice, passive-aggressive utterances or not.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

she and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe put aside political differences for the good of the Games

What political differences do they have exactly? They are both Nippon Kaigi fact-deniers dedicated to bringing back the good old days of the government telling people what to do.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Hope this friendly meeting wiiill stop Masuda supporters of Tokyo LDP members to punish Koike for running without their permission.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Doesn't the article in this link:

http://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/ties-between-new-olympic-minister-tokyo-governor-source-of-concern

contradict this very article?

And other sources also point out that Abe's appointment of Ms. Marukawa to the post of Olympics minister as a jab against Ms. Koike. I'm really quite confused about this.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

“The government will cooperate with Tokyo,” he said in remarks aired on television. What he meant to say was Tokyo will cooperate with the government.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Hear, hear, her (sorry, hear, of course!) :

"....... Japan’s troubled 2020 Olympics will be a success ...."

The question remains for who! Well, concrete is big business as is passing those envelopes!

In addition this sentence:

"..... the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics must be successful for both Tokyo residents and the Japanese people.."

Can anyone explain this sentence to me? "..... successful for Tokyo residents and the Japanese"? I just don't get it!

1 ( +3 / -2 )

"The LDP had refused to back her in the election for failing to seek its approval before announcing her candidacy, with a top party official calling her “selfish”"

That's a rather mild way of describing the comments against her. Here is what Shintaro Ishihara had to say:

"We cannot leave Tokyo to a woman with too much make-up."

His own son (the second son) had to call her to apologise because he said his father never will. Glad Koike could stick it to all these men, and hope she continues to still.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

IOC awarded Olympic to Tokyo, not to Japan. So Koike, as Tokyo Governor has upper hand. Abe knows that.

Smith explained sample mentality of other key LDP stuffs. As Olympics produce tremendous amount of income, Abe needed to ensure Koike is not going to exclude his gov

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites