Konan gets Taken out!

Konan High School, the Okinawan prefecture champion and representative to the 89th Annual National Baseball Summer Tournament, lost. Their opponent in the second round was Bunsei Fuzoku High School, representing Toguchi Prefecture, about one hour north by train from Tokyo, home of the famous Nikko Shrine.

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Konan wins first round!!!

Konan High School, Okinawa Prefecture Baseball champions and representative to the National Baseball tournament won their first round game today, 3-2. In this single-elimination styled tournament, the Konan vs. Okayama Ridaifuzoku was the 2nd game of 23 in the first round.
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Itokazu Wins Upper-House seat from Ruling LDP Party

Keiko Itokazu won a victory for one of the Okinawan upper house seats in Japan’s parliamentary elections, Sunday, July 29th. She beat incumbent Junshiro Nishime for the seat. All over Japan, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) incumbent’s suffered defeat after defeat. This can be seen as a barometer of public sentiment, against the ruling party and especially their leader, Prime Minister Abe. National issues plaguing the LDP include a decades old recession, the LDP’s push to amend the Macarthur inspired, Post WWII Japanese constitution to allow for more ‘offensive’ postures to participate in the global war on terror. To top this off, various scandals continue to surface throughout government, even a number of Abe’s own cabinet ministers have had forced resignations as well as one suicide.
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Itokazu and supporters take down the LDP

Itokazu won a victory in the upper house elections, Sunday, July 29th.  All over Japan, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) incumbent’s suffered defeat after defeat.  This can be seen as a barometer of public sentiment, against the ruling party and especially their leader, Prime Minister Abe.  National issues plaguing the LDP include a decades old recession, the LDP’s push to amend the Macarthur inspired, Post WWII Japanese constitution to allow for more ‘offensive’ postures to participate in the global war on terror.  To top this off, various scandals continue to surface throughout government, even a number of Abe’s own cabinet ministers have had forced resignations as well as one suicide.


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