2012 Shintaro Ishihara
7 images Created 8 Dec 2012
Ex-Governor of Tokyo, Shintaro Ishihara, campaigning in the 2012 General Election for the Japan Restoration Party in Tokyo. I well known right-wing and divisive character in Japanese politics. Ishihara left the role of Tokyo Governor shortly after his re-election to attempt a return to national politics by allying himself with the popular right-wing mayor of Osaka, Toru Hashimoto and his new national party. The election is due on December 16th and it is expected that small right-wing parties such at the Japan Restoration Party will be the king makers in coalition with the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on its expected return to power.