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Friday, April 23, 2010

Nakaima's Indecision 仲井真知事の迷い


Okinawa Governor Nakaima changed his mind again and went back to the "undecided" position about the April 25 Rally (Ryukyu Shimpo on April 22) regarding his attendance.
He had previously stated that he would attend (Ryukyu Shimpo April 20 - photo from Ryukyu Shimpo).

Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirano admitted that he spoke to Nakaima over the phone on April 20, just before Nakaima expressed his reservation again.

Nakaima denied the phone call. It is easy to guess that Hirano pressured Nakaima not to attend.

Nakaima is calculating the political gains and losses of attending or not attending, and of delaying the decision til the last minute or not.

"All we know about Nakaima is that he is not looking to the Okinawan citizens," a member of the rally committee says. Nakaima is just looking
to Tokyo.

His indecision is hurting his image, and is possibly affecting the turnout at the Rally. Or maybe more people will attend because of that, to show solidarity of ordinary residents.

On Sunday, Nakaima could be the only one in Okinawa watching the rally on TV at home.

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