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Matayoshi Jesus for House of Councilors and Secretary General of the United Nations
April 17, 2007 1:10 PM   Subscribe

If you thought Toyama Koichi's campaign speech was interesting, you may also find the 2004 House of Councilors campaign speech by Matayoshi Mitsuo, or, as he calls himself, Matayoshi Jesus, interesting.
posted by Bugbread (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
You might also be interested in Uchida Yuya's Tokyo governatory campaign speech, back in 1991, notable for being primarily about music, and being almost entirely in English.
posted by Bugbread at 1:10 PM on April 17, 2007


I am interested in a transcript.
posted by everichon at 1:14 PM on April 17, 2007


Ain't Japan great?

Unfortunately, it's not always this wacky in an entertaining or easily dismissable sort of way. Check out this recent occurence.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:17 PM on April 17, 2007


Flapjax, since it's just us and the crickets in this thread: about that mayoral shooting, all the TVs here said "2回連続" or "2代連続" (can't remember exactly) while reporting the news. What was twice in a row? (We have TVs here at work, but the volume is turned off, so I have to guess from the Terops.)
posted by Bugbread at 4:58 PM on April 17, 2007


bugbread, I'm lost with kanji (and impressed with yours!) but I think the twice is referring to number of shots. Apparently he was shot twice.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:22 PM on April 17, 2007


Ah, ok. For some reason, I thought they meant that it was twice in a row, that is, that his predecessor was also killed. That had me spooked way more.
posted by Bugbread at 5:32 PM on April 17, 2007


Damn, even the crickets left, bugbread. So anyway, how 'bout these election trucks, eh? They seem to be getting louder every year. There are elections coming up in my ku and the trucks are really fuckin annoying. SO loud!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:27 AM on April 18, 2007


I don't mind the loudness so much as the lateness. In my area they troll past at 9 o'clock at night, and in my girlfriend's area, up to 10. I wonder what votes they think they're winning with this behaviour (and, well, it's an odd land -- whether they in fact are).
posted by dreamsign at 12:57 AM on April 18, 2007


Past nine, up to ten? That's awful. Here in Arakawa-ku the shut-off time is 8, and they must be pretty strict about it, cause you can set your watch by the immediate ceasing of aural hostilities. God, I hate election time. Wish I could just blow town for the next few days.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:34 AM on April 18, 2007


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