Tokyo’s ultra-nationalist governor, “Blinky” Ishihara, wants to buy Senkaku Islands that are located 2,000 km (1,242 miles) from Tokyo and claimed by China*. Perhaps he wants the Senkaku Rocks for Tokyo’s new picnic grounds?
Tokyo’s Ishihara Seeks to Buy Senkaku Islands Claimed by China
Bloomberg | Apr 17, 2012—Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara is interested in using public funds to buy the Senkaku Islands, whose ownership is disputed by China…Ishihara, 79, has begun talks to purchase Uotsurijima, Kitakojima and Minamikojima, all in the Senkaku island chain…He would use funds from the municipal budget to buy the real estate from a Japanese citizen...more…
The real question is: Why does a city mayor (governor) even need a foreign policy?
Previous 3Yen reports on Governor Ishihara’s previous brain-farts of senility include:
. . • Gov. Ishihara wants nuclear weapons (3Yen / 2011-08-06 )
. . • Gov. Ishihara’s true calling: LUMBERJACK! (3Yen / 2006-11-15)
. . • Ishihara to build power plant 1,740km from downtown
. . . . (3Yen / 2005-02-01)
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