Comments on: In a year of big elections, Japan’s was Godzilla Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:27:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: blacowsley Mon, 24 Dec 2012 23:09:40 +0000 This is typical of the American right-wing alarmist poppycock that is fed to it’s people in an effort to maintain their isolationist and paranoid control.
The Japanese “took a chance” and tried the DPJ after having had the LDP for over 50 years. DPJ didn’t produce and so they voted the LDP back in. Nothing has changed really, it’s the same party that has been in power since the 1950’s. This is the “default” Government of Japan, not some radical return to Samurai and Shoguns, like in the cartoons.
Hopefully, they will work their way out of the economical dilemma.

By: sl_japan Sat, 22 Dec 2012 01:07:30 +0000 Ian, since you are president of a “global risk” company it certainly behooves you to trumpet reveille. But let’s be serious, are you telling your clients that Japan is going to pick a military fight with its neighbors? Have you spent any time in modern Japan beyond commuting from the airport to a hotel conference in Tokyo? Nationalism isn’t unique to Japan nor is it a sudden indication of a belligerent foreign policy. The Japanese have and are suffering from man-made and natural disasters right now and need something to believe in – in this case, nationalism can be a cure as they seek to believe in themselves. There is nothing surprising nor necessarily alarming about the election results.

By: EthicsIntl Thu, 20 Dec 2012 09:26:28 +0000 How irrational have today’s crony politicians spoken for political & personal financial gain.

Unless Japan’s new leadership & the country as a whole have really flipped and want move towards a confrontation with today’s China, it would be suicidal. If they bring it down to this the Chinese would be more than happy to get revenge for the horrendous atrocities committed by the Japanese on Chinese civilians, not too long ago.

But then again ‘hara-kiri’ and suicide pilots are part of Japanese culture. It wouldn’t surprise me at all.