Comments on: Japan: The election that might change everything http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/08/25/japan-the-election-that-might-change-everything/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: BL http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/08/25/japan-the-election-that-might-change-everything/comment-page-1/#comment-6318 Mon, 31 Aug 2009 06:59:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=2930#comment-6318 Hatoyama is a hereditary candidate, but only about 10% of the DPJ’s lawmakers are, as compared to nearly half of the former ruling party’s.

Also, Arudou doesn’t actually say what Mr Yasumoto-Nicholson describes above. The policies Arudou lists are clear: some others are more vague.

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By: Ken Yasumoto-Nicolson http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/08/25/japan-the-election-that-might-change-everything/comment-page-1/#comment-6071 Tue, 25 Aug 2009 23:25:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=2930#comment-6071 I am at a loss to see why Mr Arudou gets so excited about the DPJ’s manifesto when he first says it makes the policies clear, then says it is “a bit vague”, and “may turn out to be merely policial promises”.

In addition, it does seem incongruous to complain about inherited members while failing to note that the leader of the DPJ Yukio Hatoyama is himself a fourth generational Dietmember and the grandson of a Prime Minister.

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