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Mayor apologizes for verbally abusing senior city official

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Let’s not mince words here. This kind of behaviour from politicians is completely regrettable.

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Apologizing is wise

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Trying to evict people is even worse!

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gogogoToday  05:28 pm JST

Trying to evict people is even worse!

Right, Im stuck on this;

"negotiations to evict the building's tenants"

Nazis

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Over a year and a half later the news comes out? There has got to be more to this story,

One if they were "tenants" that means they would have a lease or contract with the owners and they were negotiating a fee to get them to move and find them a new place as well. Typical in these types of incidents when the land is needed for development, in this case a road.

There are eminent domain laws here but are seldom used, as the government will usually wait out the owners before acquiring the land. Yet there is no mention of any owners here, only businesses and residents.

Yeah a typical case of power-harra here, totally uncalled for, yet quite common!

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In the heated exchange in June 2017

That was about 6 months ago.

Izumi, 55, said earlier in the day he apologized on Monday to the official

If it's well reported, then he apologized 6-7 months later. And probably because

"All that has been reported by the media is true.

That's not really a sincere apology. Or at least, it's not a sincere apology to the abused official.

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As someone living in Kansai, it just seems like everyday language to me.

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Why does Japan allow such bullies to get away with their appalling behavior?! In all my years managing people I’ve always met my objectives and never treated anyone in this way - not once. This guy gets off on it.

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Can an apology ever remove the shame a disgusting behavior

must incur.

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rkom76

More like 19 months ago......

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JimizoJan. 29  04:26 pm JST

Let’s not mince words here. This kind of behaviour from politicians is completely regrettable.

made my day!!!! thanx....

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The mayor's right. He's an elected official, elected by the people on a policy platform, to get things done like build new roads, while the civil servant is....well....a servant who must do as his elected bosses tell him.

If the servant has been dragging his feet on an administrative duty for 5 years, then he deserves a tongue lashing, although firing may be more appropriate.

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n the heated exchange in June 2017

That was about 6 months ago.

Izumi, 55, said earlier in the day he apologized on Monday to the official

If it's well reported, then he apologized 6-7 months later. And probably because

"All that has been reported by the media is true.

That's not really a sincere apology. Or at least, it's not a sincere apology to the abused official.

Please read that again, then take a look at your calendar too. Mine says today's date is January 30th 2019.

Maybe you need to buy a new one?

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Power attitudes, I guess in a few month a resignation coming up on the news.

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Please read that again, then take a look at your calendar too. Mine says today's date is January 30th 2019.

Maybe you need to buy a new one?

My bad. For some reason I read 2018...

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Thank god for renters' rights in Japan, brought in by the US occupation to keep people being forced from their homes by the same people who brought us the 礼金・敷金 scam.

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