Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Friday, December 31, 2010

Third-Class Politicians Only Provide the Third-Rate Policy-VII

According to the Nikkei Shimbun 112 LDP Lower House members, or 37.8 percent of the chamber, have direct blood kin in politics. In Aso’s current Cabinet, 11 out 17 ministers belong to political family dynasties (Japan Times). Since the 1990s, 9 out 11 prime ministers (Miyazawa Kiichi, Hosokawa Morihiro, Hata Tsutomu, Hashimoto Ryutaro, Obuchi Keizo, Koizumi Junichiro, Abe Shinzo, Fukuda Yasuo, and Aso Taro), each inherited their “family politics” role. Because these family dynasties continue to expand, talented people basically cannot join politics anymore. Under the name of “democracy,” the political corruption is continuing to play out in Japan. The more political dynasties continue to grow, the less people are interested in politics.

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