Friday, December 31, 2010
Democracy or Delusion?/The Radical Japanese Right-wings-I
Everyone is thinking that Japan is democratic society. However, one needs to see it before to believe it. On 20 April 2009, a group of right-wing activists drove a truck with loud speakers passed the house of Dewi Sukarno, who was the former first lady of Indonesia, in Shibuya, Japan. “Go home, traitor!!” It was around 9:30 a.m., when people were out and about on the streets. The major reason of the clashes between Ms. Dewi and the right-wing is that she is too soft on North Korea’s satellite launch during recent TV appearances. Is Japan a democratic society which should allow different opinions to exist? The fundamental principles of democracy are at the turning point in Japan.