Saturday, August 29, 2009
Won't Miss #34 - Japanese politicians
All politics can be boring, frustrating and tedious, but Japanese politics seems worse. Part of the reason for this is that the politicians commit crimes and engage in cronyism and nepotism quite egregiously, but they continue to get re-elected. They also say the stupidest things like women are "baby machines". This can be attributed in part to voter apathy, but the truth is that I think most Japanese people feel politicians are all birds of a feather and that they are powerless to find a candidate who can change anything.
I won't miss Japanese politicians or politics.
(This post coincidentally came up near the election, but was written long before the election date was known!)