I'll reply one of your questions about Tokyo's governor. He is a famous writer in Japan. Once in Japan, it was said "Money can move Politics." A leading politician who provided private funds to friends in politics, Tokyo's governor was once a lawmaker.
He gained funds by his writer activity, always speak radical statements since he was young, and he had been clearly different from other influential politicians. He was independent. He always strives to influence politicians with his great ability.
Thus, he was on the side of populace.
However he became arrogant now. But the Japanese people expect great things from him, in particular, people living in the capital, Tokyo. He always talks about "Changing Japan from Tokyo."
We think that he can do it.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
A Japanese correspondant wrote about what Tokyo's Governor supporters think (edited):
Posted by Bipartisan Alliance/DC at 4:28 AM