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12/16/2012

North Korea's missile: Prefectural Assembly Chairperson questions Governor's crisis management

Being busy with the Lower House election campaign as leader of the Tomorrow Party of Japan, Governor Kada was absent at the office on December 12 when North Korea launched its "satellite" which is largely believed to be a ballistic missile. On the same day, Prefectural Assembly Chairperson Takanori Sano made a formal written request to Governor, asking her to do her duties in crisis management.   

The written request points out that citizens might be influenced by diplomatic issues, and that Governor should take the lead in handling unforeseen circumstances. "Many Prefectural Assembly members agree that Ms. Kada should devote herself to her duties as governor," says Chairperson Sano who handed the request to Vice Governor Arakawa. "Governor should have returned as soon as possible."   

(Chunichi Shimbun, December 13, 2012)

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