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Koike to announce candidacy in June for Tokyo gubernatorial election

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so she announced that she's going to make an announcement? welcome to the world of 'future-news', a Meeja trend that's becoming rife.

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Great news, the people of the world are sick of the same oldman complaining, we need more diversity and fresh ideas in the Diet!!! Power to the women of the world!!!

We love you Koike, you go girl!

-10 ( +7 / -17 )

Yeah sure,we need another of these lovely Nippon Kaigi ultra nationalist for Japan,Abe and company are not enough...meh

4 ( +9 / -5 )

No thank you. I would rather have anyone else.

2 ( +9 / -7 )

I know little of her politics, but I was glad that she made weekly YouTube broadcasts in English to keep the English-speaking population of Tokyo up-to-date with coronavirus information. It was a nice touch.

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she made weekly YouTube broadcasts in English to keep the English-speaking population of Tokyo up-to-date with coronavirus information. It was a nice touch.

It wasn’t a ‘nice touch’. It was the bare minimum she should have done as the chosen and well paid leader of one of the largest cities of the world.

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

She’s on top of things at least. The older males just delegate.

-2 ( +7 / -9 )

So it was like a "gender reveal" but more of an "announcement reveal".

2 ( +3 / -1 )

The only reason the LDP is considering backing her now is because she succeeded without their support in the previous election. She is shaking up the old boys cabal. I hope she goes it alone again and shows that she is not beholding to Abe and company.

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The problem with Koike is - apart from her sudden grandstanding about Covid-19 only after the Olympics was cancelled - she cannot decide whether she is in the LDP or not.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Give us all a break. She us useless.

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The Original Wing Today 07:03 pm JST

I know little of her politics, but I was glad that she made weekly YouTube broadcasts in English to keep the English-speaking population of Tokyo up-to-date with coronavirus information. It was a nice touch.

You have to understand one very important thing. Abe and Koike are not the same. Although many forum commentators say they are.

Abe is a person born into a family of the ancient Japanese aristocratic bourgeoisie. Socially nationalistic and economically liberal.

Koike, on the other hand, is of a liberal-centrist social democratic persuasion. Coming from a humble family, which has also lived many years abroad.

Both people come from 2 very different worlds. And the only thing that unites them politically, is that both have a liberal model, in a market economy. Socially, they're complete opposites.

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She seems to have copied the UK government’s policy and methods not even bothering to change the slogans.

As long as she keeps the Tokyo metro jammed with commuters then we can all relax...

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Tokyo needs to keep her around to give her her just rewards for the outcome of the Olympics.

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UNLESS, she can change issues for the good of all tokyoites, abe or no abe does not matter.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Abe's mask is too small, and Koike's mask is too big. Can't they get anything right?

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