“Salary residence tetou, commuting tetou, term-end tetou, retirement tetou.”
A member of the Diet who is considered to be an “elite” member of the Diet has been under fire on the Internet for uttering a series of Japanese phrases that I have never heard before.
The person in question is Maiko Tajima, a member of the House of Councilors of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), who repeatedly used the word “tetou” for “allowance” during a May 30 meeting of the Upper House Committee on Economy, Trade, and Industry during an inquiry into a “year-end party” at the residence of Prime Minister Kishida’s eldest son, Shotaro.
Shoutarou resigned on June 1, but Tajima directly questioned Prime Minister Kishida.
He said, “You resigned on June 1, but if you look at the system for general government employees, this is not a daily rate, but a ……”
So far, he had done his research on the system and was off to a good start as an “assassin,” but then he continued
The “assassin” was off to a good start, but he continued, “Salary residence tetou, commuting tetou, end of term tetou, retirement tetou, etc. will be paid in full. Is it correct that your eldest son will not receive any of these things and will be reimbursed?
Prime Minister Kishida replied.
Prime Minister Kishida replied that his eldest son had confirmed his intention to decline or return the money. What should have been a stopgap measure was resumed by Mr. Tajima.
How about the salary residence tetou and commuting tetou?
Prime Minister Kishida responded, “I heard that, too. Perhaps Prime Minister Kishida was taken aback by the Japanese he had never heard before.
He replied, “Commuting allowances and housing allowances are not paid.
He clearly answered, “Te-ate” in his own voice. However, Councilor Tajima remained unfazed and continued to ask questions.
A profile of Councilor Tajima on the House of Councilors website reads
He is a graduate of Aoyama Gakuin University’s School of International Politics and Economics, a certified public accountant in the United States, and holds a master’s degree in international development and humanitarian assistance from the Oxford Graduate School of Management in the United Kingdom.
He also holds a master’s degree in international development and humanitarian assistance from the Oxford Graduate School of International Development in the U.K. His Twitter profile reads.
“Former UN official, mom of a 6-year-old boy who bounces around with ridiculous energy, author of three books.
She is also the author of three books.
She is the mother of an elementary school student, and I think the kanji for “allowance” is an idiom learned in the second grade of elementary school. Even putting aside the fact that she is an “internationalist,” this is an embarrassing mistake. Prime Minister Kishida’s approval rating has just recovered after the success of the G7 summit, and he has been hit hard by the leak of the eldest son issue to a weekly magazine.
This was just when we thought he would bring the dissolution of the Diet to a general election and seize victory. The timing was perfect for the opposition parties to “hunt” for the candidate, but the “Teto Incident” may have imprinted the impression that “the opposition parties are also unreliable after all. The “Tetou Incident” may have imprinted the impression that “the opposition is also unreliable after all.
Even on the Internet
Study up on your kanji, even an elementary school student can read it.
Tetou is hilarious.
Tetou Maiko is born!
(A wide-show insider said, “You should study kanji, even elementary school students can read it.
From now on, you should put furigana (furigana) on all kanji characters in your manuscripts at ……. It looks like the secretary’s job is about to increase.