Tokyo Mayor Ishihara Shintaro resigned his post to form a new party in next election. His recent actions include:
1. Planned to purchase the Daiyu Island, and forced a direct confrontation between China and Japan. Japanese companies suffered at least $100B lost sales.
2. Authored a book titled "japan can say no".
3. Advocated scrapping Japan’s U.S.-imposed “peace constitution” that restricts Japan from shooting first.
4. Stated that the recent earthquake and tsunami was a “punishment from heaven”.