Good evening, my name is Hiroyuki. First of all, I pray for the repose of the soul of former Prime Minister Abe.
Hiroyuki Nishimura, a.k.a. “Hiroyuki,” posted a video late at night on July 8 in response to the shooting of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This time, it was not a live broadcast, but a recorded video of about five minutes.
Hiroyuki usually conducts one- to two-hour live broadcasts while reading comments from the general public with a beer in hand, but this time he sent out a short message without beer.
Regarding the security failures, Hiroyuki first pointed out that the Japanese police force is trained to protect dignitaries in case they are attacked with knives and other weapons, and does not anticipate the possibility of firearms or bombs. He said that the Japanese police had been built on a relationship of mutual trust that they would not go that far, but that the appearance of a suspect with a homemade gun or bomb, as was the case this time, left a security issue unresolved.
He warned, however, that the important thing is not the security aspect, but the fact that more and more people are committing terrorist-like incidents.
About 15 years ago, we used the term “invincible” to describe people who commit crimes without fear of being executed or arrested by the police.
Examples include the arson case at a psychosomatic clinic in Kitashinchi, Osaka, and the arson case at KyoAni. He also claimed that the number of incidents in which people commit crimes indiscriminately and not for money has been increasing, such as the case in which an incident occurred on a train.
Hiroyuki also took to Twitter after the shooting of former Prime Minister Abe.
“I think it’s about time to face the people who have been neglected,” he posted on Twitter.
After the shooting of former Prime Minister Abe, Hiroyuki also posted on Twitter,
It is common for Hiroyuki to express his personal opinions on Twitter, but it is unusual for him to send out a message on YouTube. He usually says in his live broadcasts, “I’m not good at talking to the camera alone, so I talk over drinks.”
He also says that he doesn’t give lectures because he doesn’t like to talk alone, without any questions from the audience. This time, he must have had something on his mind. I have never seen him say “Good evening, I’m Hiroyuki” at the beginning of his YouTube videos.
In the comments section of the YouTube video, the following comments were also made
“The fact that Hiroyuki recorded the video shows how outrageous his behavior is.”
“It’s great that he’s taking the time to express his serious opinions at times like this.”
“Hiroyuki is a very serious person who is willing to speak his mind at times like this.”
Hiroyuki grew up in an apartment complex in downtown Tokyo and was surrounded by many families receiving welfare benefits, so he didn’t think it was unusual at all. He also gives advice to those who are in need through live delivery and those who are incompetent and have trouble doing their jobs.
Mr. Hiroyuki does not often show his true colors. His message, which came in second in a ranking of the most trusted influencers among young people, may cause a stir in Japanese society.