Tokyo Gubernatorial Election 2020: Candidate Profile for Yasuhiro Sekiguchi

This is the 9th post introducing candidates in the Tokyo governor race.

Check the other candidate profiles using these links: Koike; Utsunomiya; Ono; Yamamoto; Sakurai; Komiyama; Takemoto; Nishimoto.

The goal of these profiles is to get readers to know all the candidates on one website. I want to help people find information with minimal effort.

This post will focus on Yasuhiro Sekiguchi and his policies.


Source: Seijiyama

Name/Age: Yasuhiro Sekiguchi/68 years old

Occupation: President of a building management company 

Political Party: Independent

2020 Policies

Sekiguchi doesn’t have a website, so the policies were taken from a website called Seijiyama.

  1. Disaster Prevention
  • Place surveillance cameras in areas at risk of flooding 
  • Install disaster warning systems & other necessary tools to prepare for swift evacuations
  1. Olympic Games
  • To prevent heatstroke, avoid holding the Olympic Games midsummer 
  • Respond to natural disasters by adding an emergency provision to the Constitution 
  1. Tourism
  • The low-altitude flight routes out of Haneda puts the lives of citizens at risk
  • Immediately stop flying low altitude above a densely populated area & a difficult angle of approach (international standards stipulate flight angles to be 3 degrees)
  1. COVID-19 response requires a delicate balance between prevention + economic recovery
  • Promote outdoor exercise as a way of improving resistance & immunity
  • 50% off parking fees at public parks and other public facilities on weekdays
  1. Smoking
  • Avoid excessive smoking bans
  • Install smoking rooms in private facilities (avoid banning all smoking)
  1. Environment
  • Work on reducing plastic waste + marine debris/litter
  1. Ensure senior citizens over 60 can work comfortably
  • Enact regulation to extend life expectancy through things like volunteering
  • Promote policies that improve young citizens’ personalities + intelligence
  • Increase funding for programs aimed at the working-age population

First Impressions

  • Emphasizes the importance of economic recovery in the COVID-19 response
  • Promises to help both young and elderly citizens 
  • Doesn’t go into detail about how programs would be funded

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