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.
Labels: Japanese Right-wings
After growing up and studying in China and Japan, Dr. Suganuma went to the U.S. for graduate studies, earning master’s degrees at both St. John's University (in Chinese studies) and Syracuse University (in international relations) as well as a Ph.D. (in geography) from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.