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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday he "humbly accepts" the failure of his Liberal Democratic Party and its ally Komeito to win a majority of seats in the Tokyo metropolitan assembly in the previous day's election.

BS! If he truly accepts the failure, he would be resigning today!

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Does take any analysis at all. You forced a dangerous potential super spreader event on the people of Tokyo and they are angry. You chose Thomas Bach over the people of Tokyo. What’s to analyze? Don’t waste your time

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It’s very regrettable he thought he could do more than grow strawberries and so many believed it.

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"We will do our utmost to fulfill our responsibility to the people of Tokyo," Suga said.

Thankyou Prime Minister Suga. Always heartful.

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Suga doesn’t have to worry with his penchant for steak,cavalier attitude to mask wearing and his two jet planes-he doesn’t have to be humble at all!

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As the saying goes, he has much to be humble about.

12 ( +15 / -3 )

Let him eat lobster instead of steak!

That'll humble him!

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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday he "humbly accepts" the failure of his Liberal Democratic Party "

This empty phrase coming out of the mouth of any LDP politician means jack all....they always " humbly accept " and " humbly ask for understanding" but always do what's best for them and give public the finger. Every. Single. Time...

"We will do our utmost to fulfill our responsibility to the people of Tokyo," Suga said."

No, you will not....LDP never does. Fact....Are you cancelling / postponing the Olympics in line with majority of voters consistently telling you to do so? No? So stop the BS.

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i fully support the LDP and thankfully many others do, as we can see from their increase of seats. They are now the biggest party! :)

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This failure was easy to see coming, and it could have been prevented by listening to the experts and scientists from the beginning and accelerated the vaccination efforts while cancelling the olympics. He decided to avoid doing both things, which can only make people think what could be so important that he choose to sacrifice so much of the political power of his party by insisting on the multiple mistakes.

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The LDP did manage to displace Tomin First no Kai, the regional party founded by Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike, as the largest force in the assembly.

Sounds like Suga hit a triple. Not bad. I expect he will stay on as Prime Minister if the Olympics go well.

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i fully support the LDP

we noticed that a long time ago. Politicians over people for you.

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"Our Tokyo branch and headquarters will analyze the outcome together and prepare for next time."

Ah, yes, the good old-fashioned meetings. Everyone knows why, but no one want's to say it out loud. So let's have a meeting, dine out, etc. That'll buy us some time.

"We will do our utmost to fulfill our responsibility to the people of Tokyo," Suga said.

Or how to say a sentence but not actually say anything. Empty words without any meaning. If he was serious, he would have proposed specific steps in advance. I am constantly amazed at how our fellow citizens buy into these empty words.

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If you were that humble, you would not run in the next election later this year. Actions speak louder than words.

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One of the focuses of the assembly election was whether the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics should still be held, and if so, how many spectators should be allowed.

The Games will be held (or else) within a few weeks while the term for Tokyo assemblymen lasts four years. It is the IOC, not Tokyo who has sole authority to cancel or modify the plan. The Olympics is irrelevant as an election pledge.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday he "humbly accepts" the failure of his Liberal Democratic Party and its ally Komeito to win a majority of seats in the Tokyo metropolitan assembly in the previous day's election.

Fortunately (?) Komeito has retained all 23 candidates. I think their estimate was super-optimistic or simply inaccurate.

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Amazing how the regime can still keep so many votes despite all the scandals.

A weak opposition plus a conservative mindset of voters mixed with the apathetic population are a perfect cocktail to keep these dinosaurs at the helm.

In any other modern democracy the opposition would overtake.

I said that many times and for all you expats who lived or are still living in Japan.

Nothing will change,Japan doesn’t like changes.

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I thought Abe, Aso, Fukuda, Nodam Hatoyama, etc, were all are bad but now it seems Suga has top them all.

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Sounds like Suga hit a triple. Not bad. I expect he will stay on as Prime Minister if the Olympics go well.

I sure hope he stays on and leads LDP to the autumn election. With him at the helm LDP is guaranteed to loose more seats than if he was replaced by someone without the corona response baggage. Jiminto will hang onto govt thanks to the riggged system and a few election bribes to the inaka farmers and the elderly ( no doubt to be announced in a matter of months ) but thanks to Suga leading them will see their majority reduced. So yeah...hang in there Yoshi.

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If I were PM, taking into consideration the current situation I would not call those results a failure. He should be happy that they got extra seats this time.

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get lost,you "leader" with charisma of wet rag!

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Weak opposition, to move, as in “no change best as is right now”

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Japan's mainstream TV channels always avoid to mention about election after public announcement of election under the name of political equality.

It one of main causes of low vote rate in Japan, and had brought advantage to LDP.

But LDP and its ally failed to win majority at Tokyo.

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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday he "humbly accepts

You’re not humbled, till the Iron Sheik humbles you.

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It ain’t rocket science, no analysis needed, all you needed to do was listen to Tokyoites. Olympics and covid, both were grossly mishandled.

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I think the LDP will let him twist in the wind a bit more....

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The LDP has gotten far too comfortable in their position. All of these old fogies in power need to be held accountable and tossed in the next election. Unfortunately I don't think Japanese pay enough attention to their politics in order to make a positive change happen in their country.

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"I humbly accept the fact that we could not win a majority..."

Mmkay then, would you accept my (humble) suggestion that you must be very very tired, your batteries died months ago, and that you and your party go forthwith and multiply?

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Suga-san made the time to pray for those poor children run over by a drunk trucker in Chiba recently. He has some semblance of humanity. The last guy had nothing but pride and I would rather have Suga than him.

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At least, Prime-minister Suga can say sorry.

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Suga 'humbly accepts' failure of LDP to win majority in Tokyo assembly

As opposed to doing what exactly?

"We will do our utmost to fulfill our responsibility to the people of Tokyo," Suga said.

Empty BS like that is what caused the outcome of this election. Seems like you fools never learn

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The pandemic and the Olympics of course but also his direct pain involvement in the Toshiba scandal.

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NipponGloryJuly 5  05:08 pm JST

i fully support the LDP...

Why? What's the appeal in a bunch of sleazy old rich guys from political families with nasty pomade, combovers or punch perms doused in Grecian 2000, who spend all their time on golf courses, in high-end Tokyo restaurants or dozing off in the Diet? Is 25%i or so of the Japanese population just so clueless and gullible they look at those stupid faces leering out at them from posters all over their neighbourhoods and think they're doing themselves any favours by voting for them? You fully support 4th or 5th generation vulgar, provincial trash who are only interested in ripping you and all the other rubes off for their own benefit. Hope you enjoy your country going down the drain.

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Gambare Nippon:

i fully support the LDP and thankfully many others do, as we can see from their increase of seats. They are now the biggest party! :)

Of course, dear.

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Suga, was in a position that he could not get out of! It was either YEN or please the masses! He has no choice but to follow the YEN!

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At least we can thank Suda for trashing the LDP.

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So, PM Abe smelt his own stench of failure in the air from the Olympics to handling of COVID-19 and stepped down before the next election. Then they threw poor old Suga in their to "take one for the team."

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