Leader Watanabe Says “A New Party with No Good Cause Sure to Fail.”
– Looking at this facial expression of Your Party leader Watanabe, I and my wife burst out laughing. –
I’d like to this article to yesterday’s article. I sent a mail to provide a comment to Hatchi-san, editor of Shanti Phula blog, at 19:01 yesterday. Subsequently, I and my wife saw this facial expression of Your Party leader Watanabe on the NHK news at 19:00, we burst out laughing. As I commented on the leaders of Your Party and Restoration Party, Mr. Watanabe altered his facial expression. Since it appears that some Restoration Party members will join this new party, the leader of Restoration Party will also alter his facial expression as I commented on it. It is most likely that the party will come to an end before it due to co-leader Ishihara’s involvement in the Tokushukai scandal. At any rate, there is no doubt that Restoration Party Leader Hashimoto will alter his facial expression.
December 9, 2013
(Editor’s Note) I can assure you that I received a mail covering Mr. Takeshita’s comment at 19:01 yesterday. I’d like to briefly explain in what process to post an article introduced by Mr. Takeshita in a few days. (Hatch)
English translation of NHK News – December 8, 2013 –
(Video is available in Japanese only)
On 9 Mr. Eda, former secretary general of Your Party, submitted a written notice of departure from the party and clearly stated his intention to form a new party. In response to it, Your Party leader Watanabe criticized him, saying “A new party has no good cause and it is sure to fail.” He also said “We’ll have Mr. Eda leave the party.”
Party leader Watanabe gave a speech in Tokyo. He criticized former secretary general of Your Party, who had submitted a written notice of departure from the party on 9 and clearly stated his intention to form a new party, saying “A new party formed in December just for party subsides has no good cause and is sure to fail. Mr. Eda criticizes our party outside without attending any party meetings. Who has devalued the party?”
After this, Mr. Watanabe told reporters “Mr. Eda’s act is anti-party action, which violates the party decisions stipulating that a political reorganization be carried by “a block of political party” on the premise of continuation of the party. We’ll have Mr. Eda leave the part” and called for him to leave the party.
As for how to deal with possible defectors who sympathize with Mr. Eda, Mr. Watanabe said: “The seats gained in proportional representation belong to the party, not to each lawmaker. If leaving the party, they should return the seats to the party. We’ll issue recommendation of resignation from the Diet.”