Hiroyuki vs. Ryuichi Yoneyama: “Children Fighting” Over Abe’s State Funeral
If it’s not good to use taxpayers’ money for funerals, it’s not good for Yoneyama-san, who used his taxpayer-funded salary to engage in aid-seeking.
Hiroyuki Nishimura, a.k.a. “Hiroyuki,” former administrator of the anonymous bulletin board “2channel,” got into a Twitter battle with Ryuichi Yoneyama, a member of the House of Representatives and former governor of Niigata Prefecture.
The trigger was a tweet by Hiroyuki on September 10 regarding former Prime Minister Abe’s state funeral.
On September 10, Hiroyuki tweeted, “I’m against state funerals, but I think we should be mature enough to quietly watch the funerals. Expressing opposition to Abe’s state funeral should be protected by freedom of expression, but gathering and making noise at the funeral is immoral,” he posted.
I posted. Mr. Yoneyama then responded
1) It is not right to apply one’s sense of morality at a private funeral to a State Funeral. 2) Well, his morality is his own, but he should not impose it on others. Since when did he become a morality teacher?
In response, Hiroyuki replied to Hiroyuki’s tweet and began his attack. In response, Hiroyuki replied
I’m sorry, it hurts my stomach to hear that someone who is involved in dating is saying, “Don’t force your morality on me,”” he retorted.
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Yoneyama had previously resigned as governor of Niigata Prefecture in 2006 after admitting to a financial relationship with a woman he met on a dating website. However, Yoneyama responded to Hiroyuki’s retort by saying
Please feel pain in one side of your stomach as much as you want. I understand that you cannot refute anything about the “state funeral.
He responded in an adult manner, saying, “I understand that you can’t refute anything about the ‘state funeral. However, Hiroyuki again replied
If it is not good to use taxpayer money for state funerals, then it is not good for Mr. Yoneyama, who used his taxpayer-funded salary to engage in aid-seeking. I laughed, thinking he had lost his mind, because someone who is inconsistent in his assertions even started talking about morality. I’m sorry.
He “went after” the respondent, saying, “Hiroyuki is a ‘moralist.
Hiroyuki is sometimes called the “king of debunking,” and in some cases, if he wants to defeat his opponents, he shifts the point of contention and tries to absolutely destroy them, even if he has to pull out details from their past. It is not surprising that they would be called immature if they were to drag Yoneyama’s past scandals into the mix.
Yoneyama resigned as governor, took social responsibility, and was elected to the House of Representatives in 2009, not as a proportional representative, but as a member of the Niigata primary election. Since he was re-elected after questioning the will of the people, I feel that Mr. Hiroyuki should have had a good discussion about the national funeral, apart from the past. This is on the level of a child’s quarrel,” said a person involved in a wide-ranging TV show.
According to public opinion polls conducted by various media outlets, opposition to the idea of a national funeral exceeded support for it across the board. Will the opinion of Hiroyuki, who boasts of his great popularity among young people, really change the tide?
Photo: Motoo Naka/Afro： Motoo Naka/Afro (Mr. Yoneyama)