Tomiko Kinoshita, a member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly who has been charged at home with violating the Road Traffic Law by repeatedly driving without a license, held a press conference at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office on November 22 to announce her resignation as a member of the assembly.
When she arrived at the office on the 9th of this month, she was wearing a crimson dress with a rough opening at the chest and a rugged ring shining on her finger, but on this day, she was dressed in chic attire. At the press conference, Mr. Kinoshita said
I have decided to resign my position as a member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly after speaking directly with Governor Koike and consulting with my supporters.
I have decided to resign my position as a member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly.
At the same time, he had his lawyer present at the press conference and struck a fighting pose to the media and the assembly. In response to the fact that he had been “hiding in the shadows” instead of attending the assembly due to his poor health, he said, “It’s not my job to attend.
“It’s not my job to attend.
It’s not my job to attend. As the reason for his decision to resign, he said
“The safety of my father, who is now 85 years old, has become threatened.
He claimed that his family’s problems, not his own, were the reason for his resignation. The complaints continued.
I have been hoping to work during my term of office, but my refusal to attend the committee meeting the day before revealed the reality that I am not allowed to work. I was troubled by the unreasonable situation in which I wanted to work but was not allowed to do so.
After describing his own situation as “unreasonable,” his representative took over the microphone.
After describing his own situation as “unreasonable,” his representative took over the microphone, saying, “Kinoshita has been advised twice by the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly to resign as a councilor. We take this very seriously.
However, this is a recommendation and has no force. I understand that the decision on whether to resign as a council member is solely the judgment of the council member himself.
Regarding the expulsion procedure for Mr. Kinoshita, the representative also said
As for the expulsion procedure for Mr. Kinoshita, his representative said, “A stop is put in place so that the majority in the assembly does not easily exclude the minority from the assembly. If you want to force the resignation of scandalous lawmakers in the future, why don’t you prepare a law that allows them to resign in accordance with the proper legal procedures, instead of ‘bullying’ them by ignoring their resignation recommendations in the assembly or committee meetings? Why don’t we have a law that would allow them to resign according to legal procedures?
He said. A sports reporter who covered the press conference said
A reporter for a sports newspaper who covered the press conference said, “The press conference was set for 6:00 p.m., but when he showed up late, things looked suspicious. Mr. Kinoshita apologized, but it was obvious that he was not convinced.
When his representative, who was present at the meeting, said in an outburst that he was being bullied, the media said, “That’s not right. It was like a solo performance where the questions and answers didn’t match up.
We cannot overlook the dark involvement of Governor Koike, the “instigator. As I mentioned at the beginning of this report, Kinoshita, who had not responded to the assembly’s request, changed his attitude because Koike persuaded him to do so. However, Mr. Kinoshita also said.
However, Mr. Kinoshita also said, “Governor Koike told me that he would consult with me when we make a fresh start after this scandal.
This “consultation” can be taken to be synonymous with “backing me up” in the event of another Tokyo Assembly election.
At least that’s how Kinoshita sees it. （I think it’s a mistake to say that Koike made a deal with him, rather than handing him over. On the 21st, the day before, Governor Koike made his first public appearance in four weeks, and he probably wanted to make his presence felt as he returned to public life after a long absence. The “Koike Theater” is still alive and well,” said a reporter from a national newspaper.
Many people believe that an easy “verbal promise” at this stage will leave a bad taste in their mouths. On the Internet, people are aware of Koike’s intentions.
“If we go back to the basics, the manufacturer’s responsibility is Governor Koike’s.
He could have taken action earlier.
and other harsh words. In the end, all he did was provide a story for the wide shows to enjoy, and the people of Tokyo were ignored.
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