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Tokyo to call governor election on July 7 with incumbent Koike in focus

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Election in Japan? Nothing will change.

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Get her out.

Often went missing during the pandemic.

Nothing more than a Nippon Kaiga cohort.

Her refusal also to acknowledge Korean victims killed by mobs after the Great Kanto earthquake is also troubling.

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 the incumbent, Yuriko Koike, will seek her third term.

And of course she will win...

GO LADY KOIKE !!!!...

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Did Koike actually graduate from Cairo University top of her class as she claims or is she just faking her academic credentials? That’s one question everyone wants to know the answer of.

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I'm confused. There is no fixed term?

Tokyo will hold its gubernatorial election on July 7, 2024, the capital's election commission said Wednesday

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Abe in a skirt.

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Disappeared from sight after the Olympics...staying out of trouble.

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Dismantled Tsukiji Wholesale market, tearing into two that wonderful wholesale/retail area, and supports killing all the venerable 100-year old ginko trees in a sorely needed park in central Tokyo. All for more of the same old, same old condos, shopping malls. Cannot buy, rebuild, or replant what she has agreed to destroy. No fan of Koike.

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Also stopped the longstanding annual practice of making a statement of remorse over the massacre of thousands of Korean residents after the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923. Because she’s a right wing revisionist.

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"Did Koike actually graduate from Cairo University top of her class as she claims or is she just faking her academic credentials?" Do you NOT know how to do a simple internet search? lol. Good grief.

"...stopped the longstanding annual practice of making a statement of remorse..." Oh dear. Top Issue of Tokyo: continuing the Apology Tour for the, what, 100th year? Your Apology Tours are never ending, when perhaps there is a limit. Though I never see "progressives" doing any apologizing for their own horrendous historical crimes. Hmm...

Everyone pretends that Tokyo is so "progressive", yet the most progressive candidate, former failed "actor" and perennial failed candidate Tarou Yamamoto (MMT, UBI, abolish sales tax, pie-in-the-sky promises yada yada), couldn't scrape together even 670,000 votes, compared to "right wing revisionist" (lol) Koike's 3,650,000! Maybe Tokyo isn't all that "progressive" after all, especially when given the ample evidence of the "progressives" being the true authoritarian-minded ones during the COVID scaremongering? By comparison, the "right wing revisionists" (lol) were tame and far less totalitarian and coercive-minded in their approach.

Perhaps it's "progressives" who need to start their own Apology Tours??

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the people commenting she is Abe in skirt or an LDP lackie are totally wrong. When she ran for governor of Tokyo the LDP hated her and ran a candidate against her out of spite, which is why she ran as an independent.

The LDP hates her with a passion. If the LDP hates her, then by deduction, I like her.

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Was excited years back reading about Koikesan the maverick, a new type of savvy , internationally minded , highly intelligent leader that was set to rock the the foundations and pull the old guard in with her bold communication style.

Unfortunately watching her actually work and talk at ( rather than to ) reporters over the years she just sank back into the same expediency and scripted interviews that we see with much of the rest of the J leadership class. Even despite her natural talents , she carried a certain air of authority to her, her actual performance has been very average. So wanted to see her rise to her potential too, but she took the safe route and fell asleep at the wheel just like the rest of them. Generic statements with little substance become the brand. Even became a bit on the pompous side, arrogant and dismissive towards the end. I’d say it’s time to step aside at 71 , if you haven’t done it after two terms best to let someone else try and pick up the slippery batton.

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Almost forgot she existed. Where has she been hiding?

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the people commenting she is Abe in skirt or an LDP lackie are totally wrong. When she ran for governor of Tokyo the LDP hated her and ran a candidate against her out of spite, which is why she ran as an independent.

The LDP hates her with a passion. If the LDP hates her, then by deduction, I like her.

Koike was fake opposition to the LDP to fragment the opposition to split up votes. Now, she's not even "controlled opposition." She did her job as a fake opponent of the LDP. And now the mask is totally off. Abe in a skirt.

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Everyone pretends that Tokyo is so "progressive", yet the most progressive candidate, former failed "actor" and perennial failed candidate Tarou Yamamoto (MMT, UBI, abolish sales tax,)

Nobody says Tokyo and the LDP for that matter are "progressive". That must be some alternate universe you are observing.

Yamamoto has nothing to apologize for, he is not in power, his ideas have not been implemented; and if they were, look, would be wildly popular and successful (MMT, UBI, abolish sales tax)

Feeding the LDP/Japan Inc. combine and manufacturing empty phrases like "New Capitalism" has not worked for the workers of the city.

Your ideas are as anonymous and empty as your nick.

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Koike was fake opposition to the LDP to fragment the opposition to split up votes. Now, she's not even "controlled opposition." She did her job as a fake opponent of the LDP. And now the mask is totally off. Abe in a skirt.

Absolutely spot on.

She created an independent party to stop the floating voters from voting for the opposition.

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Barely hear peep from the 3Mitsus office nowdays.

Musta Cashed out.

Oppositions hey? Actions tell it all.

I dont care…Blue stripe/Green Stripe/Orange stripe

Long pants/short skirts, lipsticks/pancakes…Same stripe

These Looters Dont…

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