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Party leaders vie for support on 1st weekend of election race

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Going to be noisy out there today.

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"...... 1,000 candidates vying for 465 seats in the House of Representatives."

Must be a very lucrative "thing", those cushy seats.

".....  39.4 percent said they still do not know which party they will vote for."

So there's still some hope left people will make a wise decision!

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Must be a very lucrative "thing", those cushy seats.

It would be more, but each candidate has to put up 1,000,000 yen each to join the campaign, and get a set percentage of the vote, forgot exactly what % sorry, to be reimbursed.

Those "cushy" seats dont pay all that much either, but for the life long politicians it's the only thing they know, and their kids, and grandkids too!

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What was the man holding up in the photo that became depixilated?

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Must be a very lucrative "thing", those cushy seats.

The seats seem more faded than cushy

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Party leaders vie for support on 1st weekend of election race

What election race? The LPD always retain power.

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"I want to increase the amount of money everyone can use," Taro Yamamoto, head of the anti-establishment Reiwa Shinsengumi, said in his speech in Tokyo, emphasizing his support for lowering the consumption tax.

My wife knew this guy when he was a teenager. Constant attention seeker who set fire to a tray in the cafe where she worked to impress his friends.

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"Race"? Hah.

The only question is how many seats the LDP will win by.

This is a one-party state with an overwhelmingly apathetic population, who, if they bother to vote at all will vote for the feudalistic overlordship of the LDP.

It's all they have ever known, apart from when Naoto Kan was blamed for 3/11.

Democracy never happened here. It's all a kabuki.

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A one-party state is like China.

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A one-party state is like China.

Right, and if it were "like China" you would be perma-banned for your comments on social media and tossed in jail or worse too.

Japanese politics is far from being anything like China, and anyone who tries to make comparisons to them is just stirring the pot!

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Let us create a society that enables us to support each other."

Sorry but what is stopping “us” from doing that now?

Oh you mean you just want to be the one who decides how to spend all “our” money instead of the other guy?

It’s all there would be to look forward to?

No cookie…

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Constant attention seeker 

Nice smile though.

I took a selfie with him outside Hamadayama (rich suburb) station several years back. Really nice smile.

Crazy policies though. Not a chance so never mind.

No chance for Isshin either, unfortunately.

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@Alan HarrisonToday  09:46 am JST

Party leaders vie for support on 1st weekend of election race

What election race? The LPD always retain power.

maybe not this time! I can dream can’t I?

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No chance for Isshin either, unfortunately.

Yeah, but they'll likely retain their seats and perhaps pick up some more. I know some elected Isshin people in Kansai. Generally they're OK (as far as Japanese parties go), but the party does support vaccines passports. I haven't clarified with them to what extent, but I think it's for inbound travel, not domestic activities. Either way, I'm dead-set opposed to vaccine passports for this virus. Totally unnecessary and a fast track to tyranny. That said, Japan has been more sensible than a lot of other countries during this situation, so fingers crossed cooler heads will prevail and vaccine passports don't get beyond the trial stage. Or more likely, the processes will get bogged down in meetings and the crisis will pass before the projects get implemented to any great extent.

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fxgaiToday  10:59 am JST

Let us create a society that enables us to support each other."

Sorry but what is stopping “us” from doing that now?

Yep, they just get in the way, with one hand in your pocket and the other waving a rule book.

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The most important issue in Japan is the incoming category 5 hurricane called Tesla. Tesla will absolutely crush Japan's auto industries. What is Japan doing to save their auto industries?

Any politician not taking Tesla seriously is incompetent.

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Those "cushy" seats dont pay all that much either, but for the life long politicians it's the only thing they know, and their kids, and grandkids too!

Not sure about Japan, but in the US, those seats are extremely lucrative, powerful, and benefits/perks up the wazoo. Tons of the career politicians in the US become very, very wealthy on moderate, but not super high salaries. So, they fight tooth and nail to get those seats and stay in those seats. Lol.

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All commenters are stirring the pot .

Its what we do @Yubaru

A free for all soapbox extravaganza.

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Have people got nothing to do than stand around listening to those bores?

Robots.

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