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Japanese politicians cannot decide on anything. Without an overhaul of the way the nation’s government is structured, Japan will sink within three to five years.

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Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto (Washington Post)

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disagreed, it will take more than a decade not within three to five years.

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I do not like this man.

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Odd yet refreshing to see self criticism :)

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Sounds like somebody who'd like to see a dictatorship put in place. Gee, I wonder who he has in mind?

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Um, how long has he been a politician? To be honest, refreshing to see someone as honest as he is. He's aware he's useless and has stated he's dictator like...

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I like this man! At least he has an opinion.

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you guys don't like typical indecisive Japanese politicains, and when we have finally a decisive leader, and you still don't like him.

Go ahead and keep waiting for a politician that you agree with about everything, I'm sure you will find them soon.

Call him a dictator or whatever you like, but he is the only politician who has any chance of changing Japan

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Amen, Hide! My thoughts exactly!

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Without an overhaul of the way the nation’s government is structured...

Right. better get rid of all those with tattoos. That'll do the trick.

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Say ... hasn't Japan been sinking for the last decade? Isn't that why the Liberal Democrats were replaced by Minshuto in the last big election? And the Liberal Democrats have been dragging their feet under the leadership of Minshuto, thus continuing the sinking process. Where are the really good leaders ... people who can get this country moving forward again?

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when we have finally a decisive leader, and you still don't like him.

I'd love him if he wasn't such a loon with regards to personal privacy and wanting to fire anyone who disagrees with him.

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Hashimoto needs money?

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Hide,

The thing with hashimoto is he is a jekyll/hyde. His rants about politicials being ineffectual are bang on, but then he goes off on tattoos & teachers & the kimigayo & he sounds like a hitler in the making, thats what scares most non-japanese I suspect

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"Without an overhaul of the way the nation’s government is structured, Japan will sink within three to five years."

By "overhaul," does Hashimoto mean the bats#it crazy megalomaniac approach that he's been treating the citizens of Osaka with over the past couple of years?

Thanks, but no thanks. Yes, Japanese politics is in desperate need of an overhaul. But Hashimoto is the last person on earth I would want spearheading it. The man is an emotionally unhinged lunatic.

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Hide Suzuki,

At the risk of having someone invoke Godwin's Law here, Adolph Hitler was decisive and he certainly changed Germany as well. Hashimoto needs to spend an appreciable amount of time on a psychiatrist's couch to work through whatever inferiority issues he has to compell him to be such an asshat. His head is most certainly not in a good place, decisive or not.

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sorry but he is too busy hunting down union people and the tattooed to be of any real use.

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