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Duterte's Philippines; Tokyo's new Governor; Ugliness

August 3rd, 2016

Episode 458 of 509 episodes

The number of claimed drug dealers being killed in Manila rises, so does President Duterte’s popularity. What is Duterte’s background and why is he so popular. Who is Yuriko Koike? She is now Japan's most powerful female politician: a 64 year old, former LDP environment and defence minister, In a landslide victory she won one of the most powerful political positions in Japan, the Governor of Tokyo. A history of Ugliness. Is ugliness purely a cultural construct, or a brain construct? Is ugliness in the eye of the beholder or not?

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