Koizumi the maverick

After my previous post on the real political reasons for Prime Minister Junichiro’s visits to the Yasukuni shrine, some readers may be wondering, “is this guy really a maverick?” I think the examples below will show that by Japanese standards, he’s practically James Dean.

First is a translation of a brief article I found on the Sankei website a few weeks ago but never got around to posting until now.

Prime Minister, ‘No Necktie Proclamation’

Prime Minister Junnichiro Koizumi on the 29th at a meeting of the Global Warming Countermeasures Promotion Headquarters in his official residence made a proclamation declaring “No necktie, no jacket. He also called upon to cabinet ministers to join him in incorporating it into environmental problem.

The PM stressed to the press corps that from now on, “If ministers in public offices do not also go necktieless then it will be difficult for their inferiors to do so.” He sought approval saying, “I will also go no-necktie and no-jacket, and I would like everyone to play along. Won’t it be better for everyone?”

Regarding the no-necktie, no-jacket style, Environmental Minister Yuriko Oike said “If this concerns you so much, why don’t we just have a fashion show?” It seems that this summer the fashion sense of the Prime Minster and the cabinet will be coming into question.

From Kyodo news, March 29.

Japan Today’s always entertaining Pop-vox feature has some ‘man on the street’ opinions on this issue.

Next, here is a genuinely amazing picture of Koizumi, courtesy of the Shanghai Star. Can you name another politican who would dress up as Willy Wonka to teach children about bicycle safety?

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro
Koizumi, wearing a suit with woven-in reflective material, rides
a bicycle in front of Japanese schoolchildren at a government-sponsored traffic safety campaign
event at a Tokyo elementary school on April 9. Koizumi visited
the school to talk to children about the importance of traffic

Curzon at Coming Anarchy also found this picture of Koizumi establishing relations with Indonesia from the ground-up.

koizumi hula

Next, courtesy of Masa, we have a scan of the Shukan Gendai magazine’s ‘scoop’ photos of “The woman that Koizumi loved!”

Koizumi's geisha

Masa can of course explain the situation far better than I ever could.

Not only Clinton, but also Japanese prime minister, Koizumi also like to fuck. It’s absolutely true. following picture is Koizumi’s foremaer fcuking Geisha girl friend picture I took on the street and picked up by “Shukan Gendai” that is Japanese leading serious weekly magazine.
this geisha girl was really fucked by Prime minister Koizumi repeatedlly.

Finally, we have a very special message from Koizumi, direct to you. Ladies, try not to swoon.

7 thoughts on “Koizumi the maverick”

  1. Great post — always wondered what that “Koizumi lover” tabloid stuff was about. Who exactly is she? How about a profile?

  2. This is a failure of Koizumi who bought the geisha of the bargain.
    Koizumi is stingy!!

    When Koizumi says, “It was interesting story” “Was it bad?”, no one can pursue it any more.
    He is a mysterious man.

  3. He is indeed — the story about his wife and their third son is totally nuts. You guys should do a story on that as well!

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  5. Koizumi’s rivals wanted to the Koizumi geisha story to have the same effect as the story that brought down Uno. The differences were, however, that Koizumi’s geisha kept her mouth shut whereas Uno’s went public because he was a tightwad. Additionally, Uno was married whereas Koizumi was single. Thus the story had nowhere to run. The Japanese were very French about the issue.

  6. ???
    Did not the geisha talk about anything?
    In that case, Koizumi is not stingy.
    The geisha is also superior.
    Uno’s geisha was the worst.

    Koizumi tries to privatize the mail system now.
    Perhaps, it might be a plot of the group that opposes it.

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