Monday, May 7, 2012

Governor of Tokyo Has Collected 125,351,220 Yen So Far for His Senkaku Islands Purchase

from 9,349 donors as of May 2, 2012, according to the webpage of the Tokyo Metropolitan government.

125,351,220 yen is about US$1.57 million. To buy all of Senkaku Islands to the satisfaction of the current owner, Ishihara and his vice governor who is totally gung-ho on the idea would need 10 times as much, or 1.5 billion yen.

For more of Ishihara's patriotic project, read my posts here and here.

Mainichi Shinbun reports (5/7/2012) 61% of people surveyed by the paper support the purchase of Senkaku Island by the Tokyo Metropolitan government, with only 31% opposing. No details of how the survey was crafted.

FYI, the vice governor of Tokyo, Naoki Inose, seems also gung-ho on the conscription to secure workers for Fukushima I Nuke Plant decommission. If you read Japanese, go here. Vice governorship in Japan is by political appointment, not by election.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

gungho correct spelling of gun ho

To be gungho about something is to be passionate, excited, or all about it. To like/love something - a lot.
She's all gungho about Italian food.
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"Are you doing anything for the Fourth of July?"
"Nah, I'm not all gungho and everything about all this national pride crap. I mean, we're the United States for crying out loud..."

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

Thanks for correction.

The vice governor is indeed heavily gung ho about Senkaku, and conscription. He loves them, is passionate about them, wants them.

Anonymous said...

Wants them to escape if need be!

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

I am all for it if Ishihara and his minions move there permanently and play government on the small islands.

Anonymous said...

Another grammar and spelling nazi? Dude, is there room for two of us??
:-)))

Anonymous said...

Thanks for exposing this insanity ExSKF. The only thing crazier than that old coot Ishihara is the people who support him, who are apparently many given his many re-elections. Even after the pro nuke knucklehead blamed the tsunami on the sins of the Japanese people, he was re-elected even though it was well known he was nothing more than a dupe and puppet of Tepco! People get the government they deserve and Japan's is about is low as it gets. That the morons in this country are not focusing their time, money and energy on Unit 4 and cleaning up Fukushima, and the debris spread across the ocean, is just plain criminal. Criminal State.

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

@anon at 3:52pm, I think people like his younger brother, who was a very popular actor and singer. The name Ishihara conjures up the image of the younger brother, and people vote for him, maybe.

Anonymous said...

Regarding conscription of clean up workers - no way - not until Japan first renounces nuclear power and starts decommissioning ALL of the other plants. There is no way the Japanese government should be requiring citizens to clean up this mess when they have 50 other time bombs ready to go off the next time a big quake hits nearby. They idiots should not expect ANYONE to follow them if they cannot effectively LEAD us away from nuclear power.

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

In the new regulation (or provisional law) put in place after the Fukushima accident, ordinary citizens are expected to voluntarily cooperate in decontamination efforts. It became the law so fast hardly anyone noticed the clause until after the fact.

In reality, these voluntary cooperation is a forced compliance on the neighborhood association level or under the JA for the farmers.

Anonymous said...

People can't seem to differentiate between the concepts of acting and governing. Politics isn't about serving the people, it's about putting on a pretty face while looting the nation.

Anonymous said...

Actually I have to say I am indeed reassured (I was a bit caustic and cynical above but forums are for blowing off a bit of radioactive steam once in a while) that ALL THE REACTORS ARE NOW SHUT DOWN and even if they restart a few of them the NUCLEAR RENAISSANCE IS OVER OVER OVER for Japan, FOREVER.

Please read the fantastic book by Martin Cohen and Andrew McKillop, The Doomsday Machine. Get this book in your hands and pass it around and use it as a handbook on how to debate pronukers. People need to write letters to the editor of newspapers and magazines in order to refute all the nuclear nonsense. To be sure: NUCLEAR POWER IS A ONE HUNDRED PERCENT FRAUD.

Anonymous said...

" Get this book in your hands and pass it around and use it as a handbook on how to debate pronukers."

Hah! You can't use fantastic debating skills learned from a handbook to debate with KSB, you need an exorcist.

Will get the book though. Seems like a great read. Thanx.

Darth3/11 said...

Ultraman: what's up with all the increased advertising on this site? Did you quit your job and need the income???

Anonymous said...

Add this free on-line book on nuclear energy to your MUST-READ reading list:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2XzM53vkrUPNmMzZGQzNzUtYzYwYS00ZDVmLTkyNDEtMjVlOTRhZjBkZDg1/edit?hl=en&authkey=CNuUgLMD&pli=1&pli=1

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

Darth3/11, no. of ads is the same as before. different locations.

ToB said...

I'm starting to wonder if the interest in these and other islands north of Japan is not for evacuation but for purposes of radioactive waste disposal and disposal of irradiated tsunami wreckage.

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

@ToB, too small for tsunami debris, too exposed for rad waste. They want these islands for natural resources around them.

Some Japanese experts have better idea for rad waste. They say either launch it into outer space, or dump in the ocean after pulling out of the London Convention.

Anonymous said...

These are the ideas of "experts"?!?!? Launching radwaste into space? That's an idea Karen Sherry Brackett would come up with. Imagine an accident upon launch/take off, or the payload comes crashing back to earth after an accident within earth orbit.

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