politicians

Does Tokyo need a legal limit on kids’ video game playing time? Governor gives opinion

One year after Kagawa capped kids’ playtime, will Tokyo follow suit?

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Tokyo Olympic chief may resign over misogynistic remarks, promises statement

Over 500 volunteers have quit following Yoshiro Mori’s controversial remarks about how much women talk.

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Councilman Super Crazy Kun begins work, but considerably less crazy looking

You don’t have to be super crazy to serve on the city council, but it helps.

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Female politicians stage “white action” protest against Tokyo Olympic head’s misogynist remarks

Group takes inspiration from similar protest in the U.S.

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Japanese politician piggybacks on Demon Slayer’s popularity by exploiting copyright loophole

Kimetsu no Yaiba fans aren’t pleased with election poster, but there’s not much publisher can do about it.

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Head of Tokyo Olympics doesn’t want women in leadership roles because he thinks they talk too much

”Women, they have a very competitive nature.”

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Japanese politician posts photo of his dinner, netizens pity him over his depression meal

If the stomach is the way to someone’s heart, might as well get constituents by… making them sympathize over what you eat?

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Donald Trump parades around streets in Japan on the shoulders of Japanese supporters

Protestors in Japan show their fervent love for Trump despite needing help to sing the U.S. national anthem.

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Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a stealth cameo in Cyberpunk 2077, gamers say【Pics】

Cyber Abe?

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Did the Governor of Tokyo just cosplay as Buzz Lightyear to talk about coronavirus?

People can’t work out whether she looks more like a character from Toy Story or Neon Genesis Evangelion.

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City official, angered when asked to wear a mask, throws own feces

Very likely the first political scandal of an official throwing their own poo.

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Tokyo talent “scout” picks wrong woman to try to recruit, and not just because she’s a politician

Showing her photos of events he claims to have managed backfires spectacularly.

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Japan’s Minister in Charge of Information Technology Policy defends politicians’ use of paper

Says tree-based physical media is “easier” in certain situation.

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Japanese mayor “Jo Baiden” becomes famous after U.S. election

A meeting between the two Bidens looks set to be on the cards for the future.

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Donald Trump and Joe Biden chibi mascot characters win fans during results coverage in Japan

Japanese media covers the U.S. presidential election in true zany Japanese style.

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Japanese PM’s “low-level English” tweet to Donald Trump reportedly slammed by his own party

A source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says they’ll be stepping in to help PM Suga in future.

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Japanese politician caught watching crocodile video in parliament meeting finally explains himself

A simple reason for a bizarre scandal.

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Japanese politician scraps plan to use Animal Crossing for political campaign tour

Netizens were quick to point out why his plan wouldn’t work.

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Potential prime minister successor posts seemingly heartwarming photo, it backfires immediately

So what about this photo ticked people off?

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces resignation

Longest serving prime minster in Japan’s history has been in office since 2012.

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