The political stars have come out for Hideo Tanaka, a
59-year-old newcomer to the national stage who is stumping to win Kyoto's
fourth district in critical Diet elections Nov. 9. In their stead the LDP
has stacked its ticket with a cadre of relatively young unknowns dubbed"Koizumi's children".
The prime minister's legacy now rides on their success at the ballot box...
(Newsweek International(through MSNBC.com),
Nov. 10,2003, "Koizumi's Children--Japan's popular prime minister is
staking his future on some fresh faces")
TOKYO(Kyodo)--The so-called"Koizumi children",83
House of Representatives members newly elected in the Sept. 11 general election
and belonging to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's Liberal Democratic Party,
are struggling to become full-fledged lawmakers at an early date. In the
first-day plenary session of the special Diet session on Sept. 21, one "child"
was scolded by Hidenao Nakagawa, chairman of the LDP's Diet Affairs Committee,
for exchanging name cards in the chamber. He said, "The chamber is
a sacred place. You should go out to do that."...
(Kyodo World News Service, Oct. 19, 2005,"FOCUS:
‘Koizumi children struggling to become full-fledged lawmakers")
A: Yuriko Koike is one of Koizumi's children, isn't
B: No, she isn't, but Satsuki Katayama is one of them
and she was also called a lipstick ninja during the election. （ちがうよ。でも片山さつきはその一人だよね。選挙の時、刺客とも呼ばれていたよね）
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