Inose eyes tweet pitches in English

Kyodo

New Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose revealed his plan Tuesday to tweet in English on Twitter as a way to promote to a global audience the capital’s bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.

“I’d like to start as soon as the checking system (for the English phrases) is ready,” he said. “It can’t just be, ‘I’ve written them in English.’ What’s important is whether there is depth to my words, and that requires much thought.”

On top of the obvious advantage of instant global transmission of Japan-related information, Inose is contemplating utilizing the media’s one-on-one communication to directly interact with prominent figures abroad.

The governor is scheduled to attend a press conference for international media in London on Jan. 10 that will be sponsored by Tokyo’s bidding committee.

Inose already uses Twitter to tweet his schedule and daily thoughts in Japanese.