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I would submit Osaka Mayor's political movement will be a huge success in the next election. They are likelty to have anywhere between 50 and 200 seats in the lower house (of 480 deputies).

That Mayor, Hashimoto, however is not a green candidate. For example, he tried to pass legislation to prohibit political activities of public employees. He also threatens to fire public school teachers who refused to sing the Imperial national anthem. He is a populist with a style of his own and not one of the "left".

In the current political climate where sinophobia dominates practically all mainstream discouse, he is likely to get carried away by that sentiment once he succeeds at the national level.

I will become a patissier, God willing.

by tuasfait on Tue Jun 26th, 2012 at 10:21:17 AM EST
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