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Dōgen Apr 14
Families trying to enjoy a quiet day at the park: Japanese politicians:
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北海道 Hillbilly Apr 15
With Japan currently in the midst of election fever and all of us beset by politicians campaigning over loudspeakers set to 11, I present for your entertainment & reference "Erection '19 - Suginami Votes!" (i.e. some pics I took of the election posters near my house)
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北海道 Hillbilly Apr 15
Replying to @Ben_Steiner
Next is Takaaki Saitou, an unaffiliated politician who relocated to Suginami from Nerima, supports working moms & dads, is for expansion of sick child care and REALLY likes cats. /10
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Tokyotronic Apr 10
A perfect fit! election identikit
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Derek Wessman | デレック Apr 17
Here is a remarkable Hachioji city assembly election poster.
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Hanku Apr 16
Y'know what I'll do, I'm gonna fist bump my way into the ward assembly with this gaijin right here! Who's with me? sigh
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北海道 Hillbilly Apr 15
Replying to @Ben_Steiner
Last but not least and rounding out the somewhat entertaining batch of candidates for "Erection '19 - Suginami Votes!" is Yasuhiro Nakamura from Komeito, the political arm of Soka Gakkai flavored Buddhism. Nakamura-san's claim to fame is that he holds an MBA. 🙄 /11
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北海道 Hillbilly Apr 15
Replying to @yumi_suginami
Here we have Yumi Kobayashi () , an independent 31 y/o originally from Bibai, Hokkaido who has a degree in Russian and promises not to use loudspeakers on her campaign vehicle. I would vote for & marry this woman if I could. /8
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北海道 Hillbilly Apr 15
Replying to @Ben_Steiner
Next we have Taeko Okuyama, an independent from Beppu & the daughter of a greengrocer who's working on solutions to microplastics and whose caricature AGGRESSIVELY LISTENS TO THE VOICES OF HER CONSTITUENTS! /5
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北海道 Hillbilly Apr 15
Replying to @Ben_Steiner
Next up is Izumi Tezuka from the "Happiness Realization Party" (basically the political arm of a culty Japanese religious group). She's obviously going w/ a bit of a MILF-y vibe & seems to be the Japanese version of a Dallas GOP mom /7
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北海道 Hillbilly Apr 15
Replying to @matsumoto_ogi
Here's Mitsuhiro Matsumoto ( ) from the "Japan Innovation Party" and who's obviously going for the "I'm a 35 y/o newbie to politics w/ 2 newborns, so please vote for me" constituency. /9
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北海道 Hillbilly Apr 15
Replying to @Ben_Steiner
In the number 3 spot is Chinatsu Sasaki from the "Protecting the People From NHK Party". Not sure if they have a sister relationship to "The Rent Is Too Damn High Party" of NYC, but seems like they'd get along. "I don't fucking watch NHK, damnit"
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北海道 Hillbilly Apr 15
Replying to @Ben_Steiner
Batting cleanup on the 3-7 Ogikubo Election Board is Kazuaki Yamashita, whose main claims to fame are 1) a love of the color orange and 2) his certification as a Morning Exercise Instructor, 1st Class. /6
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北海道 Hillbilly Apr 15
Replying to @Ben_Steiner
First off, the rules of engagement so that everybody's on a level playing field... /2
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北海道 Hillbilly Apr 15
Replying to @Ben_Steiner
First up is Masanao Yokota representing the "Your Party" party (). Yokota-san shows his hatred of negative space & PowerPoint slides that make use of every cm2 to give a "right jab to politics" /4
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北海道 Hillbilly Apr 15
Replying to @Ben_Steiner
Well, that's it for my little look into hyper local Japanese politics. Hope you enjoyed my little TED talk, and hope none of these people who will supposedly represent me take anything an otherwise harmless gaijin says online too seriously!   /12
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おくぢ だいよう@調布市議選中 Apr 13
選挙カーは廃止します。あれがあるからアナログ時代のみを是とする議員がのさばり続け、行政の改革が遅れる原因になっています。知名度上げるために都合のいい時だけ騒音出しちゃあかんですよ。
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kkr 38s
Replying to @n4p1xogqybzk
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しもだ玲 (志茂田玲) 3h
戦6日目。区内有数の激戦区 駅で演説するため場所取りへ。4時にくるも他陣営のぼり旗が…話を聞くと雇われた国会議員秘書やスタッフが夜中から場所取りにきているとのこと。やっぱり資金力かぁ。さて! 北口から今日は活動開始です!
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いき 愛子 10h
葉山町議選挙候補岡島ゆかさんは私の大切な友人です。彼女にどれだけ助けてもらったことでしょう。 何としても勝たせたいです。 このツイートをみた方、これまで葉山町に縁のある方がいないか聞いてもらえませんか? 葉山町のために働かせてください。 心からのお願いです。
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