Shonan Bunko’s illustrator, confused

The illustrator of our Shonan Library (i.e. my child) said, “I don’t know what’s going on here.

Very well, I’ll let the president explain it myself.

But then again, the press is always thinking of things to get sales, isn’t it?

Thanks to this, I don’t seem to have any trouble finding topics for my blog.

(Rather than that, you should publish a book.)

What happened

The first tweet that came to me was this one, which went like this

It seems that this all started when a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, Mr. Sugita, said something that triggered the incident. It seems that “multiple sources” provided information to the media and it was reported in the media.

It became a hot topic on Twitter, and it even made its way to my blogger activity account. Our resident illustrator caught my eye.

I explained verbally what was going on, but I couldn’t fully understand it, so I’m entering this as a blog post.

“Fly in the sky”

Unfortunately, our resident illustrator is not good at reading comprehension questions in the language. First of all, I didn’t understand “The point that more than one senator said this person should also be explained”.

How in the world can someone collect information from multiple people who have each given it to the media, even in the age of Big Data, there is no digital data left, let alone audio data.

Even if you use the cloud, you can’t do it if it’s not possible. I feel like I’ve been told to fly.

Oh, no, maybe the media that reported it is holding it up. Maybe the advice is to ask the media for a disclosure request.

Who puts a bell around a cat’s neck

Now, if we were to ask for disclosure of information, who on earth would be the best person to ask for it?

Should it be the LDP, since this is a “joint meeting of the LDP,” or Mr. Sugita? Or should it be Mr. Sugita?

Oh, could it be possible that the advice is to check with the participants in the LDP instead of asking the media to provide information?

But… It’s the same LDP, even though there are differences of ideas and arguments. Will the information that was released to the media really come out the same way?

Oh, no, from the tweeter’s point of view, it doesn’t. Yeah, we don’t have to work together over differences in ideas and arguments, even if we are the same political party. Yeah, I respect that.

In your own words

Incidentally, Sugita has published his views on his blog.


They have not said anything to the effect of “women can lie as much as they want” at all.

I think that’s probably true, too.

The reason why the statement was made is because of the Joint Meeting of the First Section and Second Section of the Cabinet of the Liberal Democratic Party. This is not a meeting that deals with what women say and do. There is no need to make claims to the effect that “women can lie about any number of things.

And when you think about it that way, in light of the content of the meeting, it has nothing to do with the meeting whether or not the statement “women lie at any price” was made/not made.

Therefore, it seems strange that the LDP, as a party, would do anything about it. If you’re interested in Sugita’s ideas, the above blog where he explains his thoughts should be enough for you.


As stated above, it doesn’t seem to be something that an adult would take the time to discuss. I only dared to take a brush stroke to explain it to our resident illustrator.

As for why this rather trivial story made its way to my blogger activity account on Twitter, it’s because I thought it was worthy of media coverage.

It’s true that the story made its way to my special account, so regardless of the authenticity of the article, it had an impact. This article could also be expected to contribute to company sales and other benefits.

Also, the person who published the original tweet would have gotten some good tweeting material. I know it sounds like I gave you some difficult advice, but I agree with your positive sentiments.

This is how the world revolves around us. I hope that full-time illustrators understand how the world works and grow up to be strong and resilient.

Well, I guess I’ll leave you with that. See you soon.

Yotsuba Sei