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Koike leads in Tokyo governor race: poll

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She comes across as competent and commited.

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Give the lady a chance to show her comittment. Let's see how she will do it, if she does the wrong thing or if citizens don't satisfy, then can Japanese citizens able to do what South Koreans did to their female president?

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“Kyodo phoned 1,457 randomly chosen households”

So they called landlines thereby probably speaking to nobody under 50 years old.

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Mr Kipling

“Kyodo phoned 1,457 randomly chosen households”

So they called landlines thereby probably speaking to nobody under 50 years old.

Yeah, voters

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Another four years with this incompetent woman as governor of Tokyo? Give us a break.

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I would rather vote for a vegetable of some sort.

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Constantly breaks her promises, get her out of there!

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Koike leads with support from about 70 percent of those aligned with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party

Funny because she dumped them after getting into a spat with them and when she ran for gov the first time LDP backed the other candidate and she won anyway. She hates the LDP.

Komeito, the LDP's junior coalition partner.

ie. lapdog

Thirty percent of respondents said they have yet to decide who to vote for, leaving open the possibility of a momentum shift later in the campaign.

It's this weekend..

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Good old let's-not-test-to-keep-the-numbers-down Koike. Yeah !

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Wouldn't it be nice if Japan Today gave us an option for "plus" or "minus" on the article itself, instead of just for those who comment? This article would definitely get a "minus" from me.

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no surprises ...

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Yuriko Koike isn't the best but much better than others.

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Another four years with this incompetent woman as governor of Tokyo? Give us a break.

Well, look at the corrupt LDP oyaji merry band that the J-public keeps electing here on national level election after election. Thats way more depressing than Koike.

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No surprises here. Look at the alternatives.

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What's amazing in this poll is that 60% among supporters of CDPJ, a leftist opposition party, 60% intend to vote for Koike while 70% among supporters of LDP, a conservative ruling party, also intend to vote for her as well.

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Well, when you have 20 other candidates in the race, I guess it’s to be expected that the incumbent would be leading. But wow, even with 21 candidates total, 30% still undecided? That’s surprising!

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Just ask her will she put business/Olympics first when the second wave hits in November flu season, or will she have a full 3 month lockdown?

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Whatever crack the voters are smoking needs to stop. People need to wake up and realize how incompetent and useless this woman is.

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Even if Koike win in a landslide, she may quit to pursue office at national level (up to premiership) when Japan's Lower House is dissolved. A snap election could be called sooner in a year to come.

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She don't look so good. Exhausted? Time for all politicians to take a break.

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She's unlikely to lose.

Not only was her predecessor corrupt and incompetent and therefore makes her look really good by comparison, but some of her "competitors" have promised ridiculous things out of desperation.

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I actually have a positive image of her based on her education and reasonable decision-making process, however, the Japanese I have spoken to do not have nice things to say.

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Even if Koike win in a landslide, she may quit to pursue office at national level (up to premiership) when Japan's Lower House is dissolved. A snap election could be called sooner in a year to come.

The odds that the LDP votes Koike into Party leadership is about a million to one. Shes had her go in national politics, stick to local politics.

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And what's good about her. Dump her Tokyo people.

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And what's good about her. Dump her Tokyo people.

In favor of who?

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14 millions great people can't have a chance to have a better candidate ? What democracy is that ?

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27.7% of people want the Olympics canceled, and 24% want them postponed, knowing further postponement means cancellation. So, more than 50% want them cancelled. But will Koike listen? Nope. And if this picture is new, she's stopped wearing her diaper mask, I've noticed. Might be why all the poop is pouring out into the mics she makes promises she won't keep in, and downplays the Corona virus again.

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Super Sad ... all she ever did was adding oil into the fire to make abe look bad but she didn't have any better ideas except for telling people to stay at home -.-

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Super Sad ... all she ever did was adding oil into the fire to make abe look bad but she didn't have any better ideas except for telling people to stay at home -.-

so true! Get her outta there!!

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What are the alternatives ?

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Nippon Kaigi.......slowly but surely takes over the entire country.

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Youkai: "but she didn't have any better ideas except for telling people to stay at home -.-"

And she only did THAT the day after the Olympics were postponed, and mostly out of spite. Literally until the very day they were postponed she was saying postponement was "Unthinkable" and that everything was fine regarding Corona. Now here she is, at it again. Is she now telling people to stay home? Nope. She's telling businesses it's up to them to decide for customers, not her. And she's stopped wearing a mask for such photo ops.

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I'm surprised by all the negativity towards Koike Yuriko. I get it, she's not the ideal mayor, but have you seen the clowns we've had over the years?

First off, she had no authority to close the city. That's why she urged people to stay home, which many businesses and people did follow. Just look at the numbers now escalating.

Had the city fully closed we'd be in a far worse state. Just look at Canada's economy. Things aren't looking too great over there.

Have you really taken a look at the roster for mayor this term? Who is your first pick? The actor Yamamoto Taro? I doubt he even went to university, let alone completed a law degree.

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Nippon Kaigi.......slowly but surely takes over the entire country.

Actually, Nippon Kaigi is the just a one of sect religious movements which parasites to LDP. There’s historical and financial problems of Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan behind this kind of movement.

There is “The Religious Authority of Jinja Ministry(Jinja-Honcho), which member is almost 0.0% of the total population of Japan. In Japan, without the registration and proper management is done as the religious authority, the shrines, temples and churches are required to pay huge tax while the revenue of the shrines, temples and churches are very few. But, Shintoism Jinja now a day doesn’t have that many visitors for “paid-prayer(oharai)” unless that Jinja has some tourist visitor worth or big and famous enough. The small local shrines with support of less than a hundred family hold cannot afford the registration of the religious authority by themselves. So, over thousands of small local shrines pay the annual fee to “Jinja Honcho” to sustain the tax exemption benefits. And Nippon Kaigi is parasitising over the Jinja Honcho, thereby Nippon Kaigi seems so huge system which might be able to conquer entire Japan. This is the reason why Nippon Kaigi is powerful.

However, Nippon Kaigi is merely a front of delusional idiots that was encouraged and influenced by the CIA. The Pentagon pulls all the strings among the political leadership of Japan, the US Treasury controls the Japanese economy through holding almost all of the Japanese overseas assets as hostages, the NSA controls Keiretsu bosses through an intricate network of surveillance for blackmails. Nippon Kaigi is no different than a tool of political manipulation that keeps Japanese masses under a pointless, nationalist dream, fostered by incompetent leaders. The US does not want Japanese people hating the Americans for dominating their country. Nippon Kaigi is a perfect tool to redirect Japanese anger and hatred towards Koreans or Chinese. The classical, Western strategy of divide and rule!

There is no freaking way that Nippon Kaigi can miraculously resurrect the Japanese Empire. The US has been pushing Japan to rewrite Article 9 because it needs some Japanese soldiers meat-shields for American endless wars. Additionally, the US military-industrial complex wants to sell more weapons to Japan.

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socrateos Today 09:35 am JST

What's amazing in this poll is that 60% among supporters of CDPJ, a leftist opposition party, 60% intend to vote for Koike

That's easy to understand. The CDPJ has completely abandoned social democratic liberal centrism. Coming up with completely crazy ideas that are out of touch with reality. And that has caused many left-wing voters to be orphaned, because they no longer have a political party to represent them. 

That's why they're looking for the alternative in Koike. She doesn't belong to Abe's LDP. And at the same time it has that centrist liberal social democratic touch, which the CDPJ currently lacks.

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Really shameful she's the best of the bunch

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