Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Earth Angel Watch


Though the Lionheart, the honorary chairman, did not show up for the inaugural meeting of the "Parliamentary League to Achieve the Goals of the Kyoto Protocol" (Kyōto Giteisho Mokuhyō Tassei Giin Renmei) former LDP Secretary-General Nakagawa Hidenao ("Big Nakagawa") and a bevvy of assassins (former Minister of the Environment Koike Yuriko; former State Minister for Gender Equality and Social Affairs Inoguchi Kuniko) did.

A bevvy of assassins and former Komeitō leader Hamayotsu Toshiko.

And Arai "The Grocer Parliamentarian" Jun'ichirō - a Koizumi Kid and the chairman of the Waseda Shōtengai Association. Hard as it may be to believe, Arai has a shelf-full of urban environmental improvement awards at home.

An interesting collection of folks.

I wonder what Koizumi Jun'ichirō, Big Nakagawa (Nakagawa the Sane) and Koike (the new league's secretary-general) think they will be able to do to encourage the realization of the protocol's difficult-to-achieve goals for Japan.

Or whom they think their opponents are.

And I ask because, in my recollection, the Lionheart is not a big joiner of groups...

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