Thursday, December 30, 2010
Political Family Dynasties/Third-Class Politicians Only Provide the Third-Rate Policy-I
In September, the former Prime Minister, Koizumi Junichiro, announced that he would not run in the next lower house election. But, Koizumi recommended his 27-year-old son to take his seat to run the next election simply because Koizumi inherited this political seat from his family at age 27. Nearly, one-third of the members of the lower house (total 480 members) are descended from political families. Recent prime ministers, Obuchi Keizo, Koizumi Junichiro, Abe Shinzo, Fukuda Yasuo, and Aso Taro, all came from political family dynasties. This created one major problem for Japanese politics; that is, no talented people can get into politics. As a result, these third class politicians only make third class political decisions. No wonder no Japanese politicians have never played a significant role in global politics. Sadly, the political dynasties are also beginning to show in Chinese politics too. The former and current vice president of China, Zeng Qinghong and Xi Jinping, are all from revolutionary family dynasties. Will China follow Japan’s step? The answer probably will be “yes.”
Labels: Third-Class Politicians
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.