Tokyo Gubernatorial Election 2020: Candidate Profile for Masayuki Hiratsuka

This is the 18th post introducing candidates in the Tokyo governor race.

Check the other candidate profiles using these links: Koike; Utsunomiya; Ono; Yamamoto; Sakurai; Komiyama; Takemoto; Nishimoto; Sekiguchi; Oshikoshi; Horiemon New Party; Goto; Sawa; Ichikawa; Ishii; Nagasawa; Ushio.

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 Masayuki Hiratsuka and his policies.


Name/Age: Masayuki Hiratsuka/38 years old

Occupation: Social activist YouTuber

Political Party: Popular Sovereignty Party (Leader)

Slogan: Coronavirus is just a cold.

Official WebsiteTwitter

2020 Policies

  1. COVID-19 is just a cold!
  • Relatively safe compared to influenza
  • Average age of those who died is 75 (healthy people don’t die)
  • The actual “virus” is the media who added fuel to the fire 
  1. Oppose voluntary restraint (jishuku)! It weakens our immune systems!
  • Sickness can only be cured by our immune system 
  • Immunity improves through daily activities + interacting with others
  1. Viruses + germs are important to people
  • Excessive avoidance of viruses/germs lowers immunity
  • Like muscles, the immune system weakens if not used regularly 
  1. Oppose forceful vaccination!
  2. Bring back our lives before COVID-19!

First Impressions

  • Ran for governor because he believed those with knowledge should contribute to society
    • If nothing changes, that’s due to a lack of knowledge
  • I disagree that voluntary restraint + a new lifestyle are harmful (completely rejecting these doesn’t seem right)

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