2009 general election open thread #2

The general election campaign begins officially on Tuesday. In the meantime, here’s a somewhat stylized picture I took outside Fussa station in Tokyo’s twenty-fifth district.


Nagashima Akihisa, the DPJ’s candidate in Tokyo’s twenty-first district, gives a speech on behalf of Masago Taro, the PNP candidate in the twenty-fifth district.

Post your notes and observations from the campaign around Japan in the comments.

5 thoughts on “2009 general election open thread #2

  1. Armchair Asia

    Aki is a favorite among Alliance Managers. He speaks good English and worked for Mike Green. He is Team Armitage all the way.It should be noted that he is a member of the Parliamentary group that believes the Nanjing Massacre was a fabrication and he is a fellow traveler with many Japanese rightists and is often found at their events.

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  2. Sorry I missed you on Sunday. I had important \”business\” at the office. Actually, they requested that girls go out to the station and I forgot to bring my high heels and skirt…

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  3. PaxAmericana

    If he's Team Armitage, then we can draw some conclusions. As for me, I'll make sure to bring lots of garlic and other traditional prophylactics used in Transylvania if I expect him to appear.

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