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If you weren't aware, there is a little political turmoil within Tokyo. Current governor Yoichi Masuzoe is set to face a no-confidence motion from the metropolitan assembly, being supported by every singe party including the LDP who baked Masuzoe's election after our best friend from Buenos Aires Naoki Inose resigned over a monetary scandal to do with hospitals or something. It is very likely that he will either step down or be forced to step down sometime this week, meaning that he will not receive the Olympic Flag in Rio this summer. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160615_06/ Previously, it took about six weeks for the TMG to set up and execute the snap election after Inose's resignation, so it is entirely possible that we will see a full blown election of a new governor of Tokyo before the opening ceremony in August. However, Mazusoe has another option. In the case of a no-confidence motion, he can dissolve the metropolitan assembly for a snap election within 10 days of dissolution, but it's very likely that even more anti-Masuzoe candidates would be elected, fueling the possible election of a non-LDP backed governor. This is also likely since, as the Japan Times reports, 70-80% of Tokyo residents want him to resign immediately. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/06/14/national/politics-diplomacy/tokyo-governor-facing-no-confidence-vote-likely-resign/#.V2CedPkrKUk