This is no good….
The opposition parties are blowing themselves up ahead of the lower house election to be held on October 31.
Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “mori kake” problem and former Prime Minister Yoshihide Kan’s backward-looking measures against the new corona. The upcoming lower house election should have been a great opportunity for the opposition parties, even though they have been replaced by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
In order to defeat the ruling party, led by the Liberal Democratic Party, it is absolutely necessary for the opposition parties to field a unified candidate. That is why the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, the number one opposition party, knew it would be criticized and invited the Communist Party, which has a completely different philosophy, to join it.
However, the quality of the opposition parties is such that only at times like this do they send salt into the enemy’s camp. In Tokyo’s 8th district, Taro Yamamoto, the head of the Reiva Shinsengumi, has announced his candidacy, competing with Harumi Yoshida of the Ritsuminumin, who has already announced his candidacy.
“The LDP’s Nobuteru Ishihara is expected to face a tough challenge in District 8. According to one research firm, if the opposition parties put up a unified candidate, ‘there is a possibility that Nobuaki will lose.
The Ritsumeikan had planned to single out Mr. Yoshida, who had been working steadily for this day, as a “winnable candidate,” but when Mr. Yamamoto suddenly announced his candidacy, the situation was turned upside down. Mr. Yoshida was so shocked that he fell ill,” said a reporter from a national newspaper.
In the end, due to the public backlash, Mr. Yamamoto withdrew his candidacy on November 11. “In the end, in response to public outcry, Yamamoto withdrew his candidacy on November 11, apologizing for causing such a commotion, but revealing what happened behind the scenes.
According to Yamamoto, he was first approached by the Ritsumeikan to run for the Tokyo 8th district seat in November 2007. At that time, the Ritsuminators said
“We’re willing to drop our candidate.
The Ritsumeikan side is said to have told him, “We are willing to drop our candidate. Believing his words, Mr. Yamamoto started discussions with the Ritsumin in August. It is said that he had agreed to run, but the response of Yukio Edano, head of the Ritsuminami, caused confusion.
Mr. Yamamoto described himself as an “alien” who represents “extraterrestrial life.
Yamamoto described himself as an “alien” and said, “I’m baffled by the story that the aliens showed up and we had to give in.
I’m baffled by the story that you had to give up your seat because an alien appeared. It was good that the series of disturbances raised interest in the 8th district, but it also revealed the poor performance of the opposition parties.
This is not the end of the story.
This time, Yukio Ikata, a member of the House of Representatives from the Ritsuminant Party, said at a meeting in Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture, in September that the issue of the abduction of Japanese nationals by North Korea was “a matter of concern.
“At a meeting in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, in September, Yukio Ikata, a member of the House of Representatives of the Ritsumeikan Party, made a major gaffe about the issue of the abduction of Japanese citizens by North Korea. Tetsuro Fukuyama, secretary general of the party, said, “This is not in line with our thinking as a party.
“Not only is this completely incompatible with the thinking of the party, but it is also deeply offensive to the abductees, their families, and all those who have been involved in resolving the abduction issue, and we have given him a strict warning.
However, voters have been calling for his resignation from the Diet.
The abnormal situation continues. Kei Sugiyama, a newcomer to the Diet who is planning to run in Ehime’s 4th district, was found to have made “disparaging remarks about women. In the past, he has said on his Twitter page
“I’m going to rape JK.
I’m going to rape JK.
I’m going to rape JK. Incidentally, “JK” is a word used mainly on the Internet to refer to “high school girls. He apologized, but the uproar was not going to stop.
“In the middle of last month, an employee of the party’s headquarters was suspended for one month for disturbing the party. At that time, Edano refrained from disclosing the details of the incident and told the media that the time had come when the gender of the employees was no longer divided by whether they were male or female. The Rikken Democrats are always up to no good before a general election. Just before the last lower house election, Shizouri Yamao, then the ‘face’ of the Democratic Progressive Party, left the party due to allegations of infidelity.
According to various opinion polls, Prime Minister Kishida’s approval rating has fallen below 50% even immediately after taking office. According to various opinion polls, Prime Minister Kishida’s approval rating dropped below 50% immediately after he took office, and many in his party were worried about the impact on the election.
“Thank you so much!
I can almost see the grins on the faces of the LDP members.
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