Ishihara Re-elected as Tokyo Governor

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Tokyo’s 78-year-old governor Shintaro Ishihara is thought to have been re-elected for a fourth term by a large margin.

An exit-poll breakdown of the voting preferences of Tokyo voters shows the main reason Ishihara is unassailable – old people are either as senile and demented as he is or else recognise a politician who can be counted on to push the interests of old people at the expense of everyone else, and so overwhelmingly vote for him.

Consequently, as most of the electorate is elderly and the electorate as a whole continues to become even older, he is impossible to oust.

The age breakdown of voting preferences, with candidates from left to right being Ishihara, Higashikokubaru, Watanabe and Koike:

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As might by now be expected of Ishihara, on the day of his election he was already making public statements hinting at the need for yet another ban, this time on pachinko and vending machines in the capital.

As previously reported, the publishing industry also clearly expects further bans and Ishihara has stated he wants to censor the Internet, so the worst may be yet to come.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    02:09 11/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Just look at the first pic... trolling face

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    Comment by Megidola
    02:17 11/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Problem, Tokyo?

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    03:38 11/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Yeah, now we do.

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    Comment by Crim
    16:10 11/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Cant this guy have a heart attack and die already?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:14 17/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    why cant he just die? and those blind tokyo citizen!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:15 12/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There be some trollin' in this pollin'

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:06 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not sure if I want that, the other guy is even worse. Seriously, FUCK JAPAN. Even some of the young people voted for him. I wish another quake struck RIGHT NOW.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:37 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    17:06 11/04/2011
    M7.1 quake came at 17:15. thanks a lot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:37 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    To the commentor above, my comment for you: "Too soon."

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    Comment by VVayfarer
    20:57 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    17:37

    Anon 17:06 is no ordinary anon.

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    Comment by Tremere
    19:03 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes. Tokyo has a problem.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:16 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rigging a vote? Blasphemous, such a thing is impossible.

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    Comment by Gitami
    08:51 12/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    More like Rape face, and applicable to his past and future accomplishment.

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    Comment by makkun
    01:57 11/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    We are DOOMED, people! DOOMED!!

    WE, OUR ANIME, MANGA, AND VENDING MACHINES!!

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    02:05 11/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    ...DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!...

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    Comment by Megidola
    02:15 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    VENDING MACHINES?!? Not even Morning Rescue is safe now- is nothing sacred?

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    Comment by makkun
    22:35 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not just Morning Rescue, but also C1000, green tea drinks, coffee, and every single weird tasted juice products that Yue Ayase likes.

    Wait, is C1000 actually available in vending machines?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:28 14/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow you only care about anime do you?
    - La Nyah

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:08 11/04/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Real Life>>>>>>>>>>>>anime&manga

    im japanese

    sorry

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:33 11/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    anime&manga >>>>>>>>>>>> real life

    im not japanese

    sorry

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:42 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If it is your situation, I also say the same thing.

    It is Ishihara to recover the unbalanced financing of Tokyo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:07 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @02:42 11/04/2011

    How? By killing the economy even further?
    Like with the Hanami stuff?
    How much money do you think shifts hands with all the anime/manga etc stuff?

    He's clogging up the wheels of commerce and things will end up breaking because of it. And it's not as if your economy is doing all that great anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:01 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No.

    Get out of here and go back to licking Ishithara's hairy asshole.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:33 11/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Sorry son u are seriously doing it wrong

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:24 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    apparently you're doing it wrong.. sorry.

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    03:01 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You = Old Fart

    I'm Kamen Rider OOO

    Scanning Charge!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wishful thinking?

    Comment by Black Mage
    02:13 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    He does nothing to help real life I did my home work and researched this guy.
    He has no redeeming qualities what so ever.
    Even shit has one redeeming quality it can make a good fertilizer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:11 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have a question for you. Do you support Ishihara destroying your own economy? That is what will happen with his bans. Anime & manga sales will drop rapidly and also other industries will be effected because of that. Various different industries rely on each other in various ways and if one falls others will be hurt by that. So supporting Ishihara is supporting the fall of your economy since bans are never good for the economy. I hope you find another place to live after you get evicted for losing your job.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:05 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Anime and manga sales will not drop. Manga is supported by non-ecchi work....eg One Piece and it's 200 million units shipped and likewise Anime is supported not by Kodomo no Jikan etc but by Naruto, Bleach and One Piece. The fact that a few foreigners like their ecchi doesn't mean shit in Japan as most foreigners steal manga through scanlation and anime through fansubbing anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:38 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anon-06:05

    No-one is talking about Anime and Manga is totally supported by NSFW stuff (ecchi and else and, because of your statement, I can say you're not quite informed about the censorship -that will become a ban someday- Ishihara will bring. I'll give you a hint: even popular (overrated) anime series like Naruto and Bleach could be effected by that senseless law because it's "too violent/perverse/tasteful and corrupts the Japanese youth" as many old geezers and Ishihara himself are thinking about them.

    Also, they're no going to give a damn about foreigners' words anyway, since it's their law and affairs. Let economics show the consequences.

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    Comment by 美しい音
    01:55 11/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Who the fk voted for him? Give me contacts.

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    Comment by Mizushima 水島
    02:42 11/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    *gets into a cannon and facepalms into a row of palm-trees* i have no idea

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    02:57 11/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Ultimate Facepalms: You're doing it exactly right.

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    Comment by Misakite
    16:57 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Old people don't like change, so they'd stick with this asswipe.

    After all, the manga/anime ban don't affect geezers who think that adults shouldn't read manga or watch anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:24 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You forget, Japan is filled with old people.

    Anyone else notice that the elderly make up the majority of voters?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:22 12/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    To those that voted for him, go and drown you fucking cunts.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:07 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope the elderly made up the majority of VICTIMS in the quake...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:52 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    - Ishitbara mis Webos peludos

    - Ishibara my Hairy Balls ¬¬

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    18:10 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Old people don't like change"

    Miyazaki Hayao is one of them..... :<

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:25 11/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Well, according to the poll it's all the elderly people. So just go to Japan and smack all the old people or something.

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    Comment by Lord_Mew
    02:35 11/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    if they are even still alive, probably half the voters are the kind of elderly that are "Alive" but can't come to the door.

    http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2010/07/30/japans-2nd-oldest-man-found-to-be-mummified-corpse/

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    02:58 11/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Brings a new meaning to "Ghost Voters".

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    04:03 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Self-restraint my foot.
    They might as well vote him for PM...
    OMG WTF am I saying?!

    \headwalls

    Comment by Anonymous

    half of the voters are currently swimming in the sea..

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    Comment by BlaqCat
    03:55 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    At this rate, anything that this senile old coot doesn't "approve of" will be banned or censored. The publishing industries groveling and willful obedience to him doesn't help....

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Life expectancy in Japan is like 127

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    Comment by demonhaseo
    04:44 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Just wait till next week when he ban's Karaoke, Midnight bars, and even Sex with anyone other than your spouse O.O

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:25 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, wai a sec, 78 he is?
    What is the life expectancy in Japan for this ages?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:22 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's Japan. There are no more young people.

    Comment by PhillB
    01:57 11/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Are you planning on sending QB to them?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:06 11/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I won't try to send something that can make his wish became true even easier. Who knows what goals he still have and maybe it'll just speed up the process. Plus...I don't want to see Ishihara in Mahou Shoujo costume

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    02:29 11/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    It is bad enough that Japan suffered an earthquake and a tsunami. Why in the world did these people re-elect this hypocrite?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:41 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He won the election by a large margin? BS, I bet that's just propaganda to get people to think that no one can get in his way.

    With all the lies that come out of the politicians mouths nowadays who can guarantee me this isn't another one of his fabrications.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:19 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan's long life expectancy is backfiring badly. But at least the young folk can tell the elderly to shut up about the declining birthrates. They're the ones who told them never to have fun.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:04 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    A third of younger generations still voted for him, so I honestly can't feel bad for them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:19 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anon
    "A third of younger generations still voted for him, so I honestly can't feel bad for them."

    Well screw them, I want some decent ero anime ripped and fansubbed over here without paying for it.

    Over here the government is about to save all your network traffic for the last half year.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:38 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    if you look at the graph, it's the elderly that voted for Ishihara by large margin. This means in order for japan to be truly free of Ishihara's insanity, the 60s and 70s generation need to die off first. Which will probably take same amount of time for Ishihara to die off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:44 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would form a contract with QB if he granted me the wish of making Artefact the new governor.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:29 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    MY.EYEEES I can't unseeit!

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    Comment by Lord_Mew
    02:33 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apparently Japanese people DO like to suffer, otherwise why would they choose him?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:18 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The problem here is that with this banning crap happening in Japan means we won't get any free English translated loli anime or manga because there won't be any and then most likely the US will praise Ishihara and start the same shit but the difference is anime and manga completely geared towards children will also be destroyed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:52 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    There must be a reason why he won, but guess we will never know cause sankanku won't explain it.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    04:20 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just watch.

    He'll raise another stinking issue and plan to ban something again, while everyone makes a big hue and cry over it, leading us back to square one. Why?

    Cause you put him there, not once, but 4 times. So start bitching about your stupidity for voting for him (again), Tokyo.

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    Comment by Rei-Sama
    03:04 11/04/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I think Ishihara and QB may be working togeather or they could be one one person, have you ever seen QB and Ishihara in the same room?

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    Comment by Spectre 721
    12:32 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, i wouldn't doubt it. I wager that's the real reason Madoka got cancelled, he doesn't want us to see how to stop him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:24 12/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, the otaku distress generated by this reelection will probably stave the heat death of the universe for quite some time, I guess...

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    Comment by One Random Otaku
    02:54 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No. I'm sending the fucker a bomb. Garunteed to get the job done that way.

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    Comment by demonhaseo
    04:45 11/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    He's like a cockroach... very persistent...

    Comment by Anonymous

    if you are serious about it im telling the police about you
    -La Nyah

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:17 11/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    And they say corruption exist only in Russia...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:35 11/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Corruption exists everywhere. Except you just don't hear it as often in some other countries because they're so covered up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:12 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Here in Finland, politicians who got caught of corruption said that it is "the custom of the nation". This custom is apparently different from corruption for some strange reason.

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    Comment by Diemeow23
    10:12 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    C'mon in The Philippines Corruption is such a part of daily life that it's practically requirement in the culture. Why couldn't the U.S. have dropped a bomb here too, maybe this country could have been different from what it is today *Cries in the corner*

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:07 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's his manipulate skill. I guess he's good at manipulate old people which has a grand number in Japan society.

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    Comment by PirosThe3rd
    11:04 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    And here I thought that Indonesia has the worst corruption. . . .
    Now, I have a different view. . . . .

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:12 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tell me about it. from House Of Representative to Kepala Rukun Tetangga / RT , we covered all basis in corruption methods.

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    02:54 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Malaysia too.

    Look at how my PM simply erased his name from one of the biggest murder cases of the country.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:09 11/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Don't forget the abrupt death of Ahmad Sarbani.

    One moment, MACC was like "WE GOT THEM MOTHERFUCKERS!". Then for no real reason, someone was found dead in a building of a criminal investigation body. Not to mention, the police promptly concluded it as 'sudden death' even though they themselves weren't so sure what the fuck happened.

    But hey, neither of us seem to be able to afford a better country at this moment, so might as well suck it up and hope you don't get entangled with whatever shit is happening this week...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:14 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Malaysia? Oh boy if BN win this time I don't have anything else to say other than WTF!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:16 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    In Italy too, we got prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, which changes the laws for avoiding to go in jail for what he has done. So, we're not different from tbe rest of the world... ^^

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    10:38 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Of course BN is going to win! Just look at how loyal TV3 are as their ass kissing dogs showing 30 minutes segments of "We fucking love you, Sarawak!" in the Evening News which I swear must not be a coincidence (sarcasm) didn't start right when the state announced that there will be an election soon. Now, all I can hope is my neighbours out there won't be fool enough to risk their land from getting snatched and LITERALLY sunk again.

    @Anon 04:09

    Well, what can we say.. I guess our gov is obsessed with rehashing the same political crime tricks; if you're an influential opposing leader; they'll make you an infamous porn star. If you're on their way of their dirty schemes, they'll push you down from the upper floor of a building and bribe the police to conclude that you were on La-La Land and accidentally dive through the window.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    03:59 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ohoho. Hear hear!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:12 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Apparently you haven't heard of India.

    You have to slip extra cash for EVERYTHING. From passing exams, to getting employment, to even get medical attention.

    I'm not saying that only certain countries have corruption. Just saying that corruption is everywhere. The difference is whether or not you realize it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:22 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If you hate corruption, go protest like the folks in North Africa are doing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:44 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You guys must have never heard about Indonesia then.

    Even the so called police is also known as kenk chat(in our language which mean chosen villain or the best villain)

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    Comment by Drakos.Amatras
    04:24 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Burma says "Hi!" as well! ^_^

    ...

    I generally like my land and folk, but the system is just... T_T

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:18 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the hell? Nobody says that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:43 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Brasil too....

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:25 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOOL, Stupidest thing I have ever heard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:41 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The sad part is, out of the other candidates he's the lesser evil.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:44 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    ELECTION FRAUD

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:11 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    "...and vending machines in the capital."

    Amish people voted for him. Kill them.

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    Comment by Pyrus
    06:20 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The Amish would never vote for him: He's too modern & progressive for their tastes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:14 12/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats the problem, he is a modern progressive. Hes towing the progressive line in Japan.

    Sadly to many people actually believe the word "progressive" is something good and not a new word to the same shit the world has had to deal with sense the collapse of the roman empire.

    Socialist; Autocratic

    Nope not any more today its

    Progressive and Democratic!

    Same shit, new names.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:52 12/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mostly dead people I assume?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:22 12/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was thinking this myself i wonder how many of the people who voted for him are still actually breathing. Kinda like certain americans got away with.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:53 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    like...the whole japan

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    Comment by Uryuu?
    03:17 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm willing to make a contract to make an eternal curse that will annihilate all retards like this joke of a politician over here for an eternity. >_>

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    Comment by Bob
    04:08 11/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Every singlel dumbfuck in Japan













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