Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara revealed discomposure Friday when questioned about the low rating he received in a survey of 400 metropolitan government employees.
“It doesn’t show anything,” the governor retorted in a regular news conference. Ishihara received an average score of 60 out of 100 in the survey released the same day by the Tosei Shinpo newsletter. “I don’t care, not at all.” While close to 80 percent of those polled praised the governor’s decision-making skills, only 5.6 percent agreed that Ishihara was “democratic” and only 12.9 percent said he was approachable.

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