Politics in Ginza

Politics in Ginza
REUTERS/Issei Kato

Hundreds of people listen to speeches by Japan Restoration Party leader and nationalist former Tokyo Gov Shintaro Ishihara and his deputy, Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, at Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district on Sunday.

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    Perhaps some were hoping to get their money back from the island donations?

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    A small party - small crowd, search for larger crowd (LDP) ?

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    Michael Craig

    They're all like a herd of sheep!

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    Like a herd of sheep mesmerized by the speech of a wolf?

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    "Shintaro Ishihara"

    Isn't this the guy who said the 2011 earthquake and tsunami was divine punishment for selfish people?

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    Ewan Huzarmy

    "Shintaro Ishihara"

    Isn't this the guy who said the 2011 earthquake and tsunami was divine punishment for selfish people?

    Yes it sure is, but none of those gathered would believe it. Even the the housewives are in denial.

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    That's pretty lot.

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    the goon with the red tie is the least intimidating bodyguard I have ever seen.

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    Come on Japanese people, your apathy to politics and refusal to make important social and economic reforms is your own doing. If you'd dared to challenge the status quo instead of the usual shrugs and utterances of "shouganai" at all levels, you might have enacted some positive change for your country. Instead now you're letting these right-wing loons take centre stage and persuade you that it's everyone else's fault but your own. Instead of letting situations humble you and find ways to come back stronger, you've let yourselves get caught up in a flawed sense of superiority and xenophobia.Get your acts together, and let a more moderate and intelligent destiny take shape- or watch history repeat itself.

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    hmm actually im not sure if those are all Ishihara fans, some look quite angry.

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    I bet half them just showed up so they could see a celeb -- not that they'd vote for him. Then again, I bet half the people that vote for him only do so because he's from there and is popular (not that they'd agree with his policies).

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    Lilac tie dude is giving the photographer the "what are you looking at?" death stare... ooooooooh, I shaking in my hanten and not because of this guy, it's just really cold and I should put some fleece trainers on.

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