Ishihara Wins 4th Term as Tokyo Governor – Any Thoughts?

April 11, 2011

My vote would have been with Mac Akasaka of the Smile Party. However, I am honestly surprised that Hideo Higashikokubaru, the former entertainer and governor of Miyazaki, was unable to take Tokyo away from incumbent governor Shintaro Ishihara

… some friends have said that I should not be surprised at all.

The readers of NewzJapan tend to be very well informed in addition to having diverse opinions about Japanese culture. Therefore, I’d like to turn it over to the readers of  the blog to tell this American writer who’s spent most of his life in the Kansai region of Japan why Ishihara owns Tokyo like this.

Any thoughts? Please feel free to link to your own blog post in the comments if you don’t want to write a book in the comments.

Why Ishihara for a fourth time?