Source: headlines.yahoo.co.jp (access date: 1 January 2012)
Sunday, January 1, 2012
“Loach” Prime Minister in Japan/Laodicean Politics in Japan-XII
In his prime minister race, Noda Yoshihiko publicly admits that he will not have high approval rating if Noda himself became the Japanese prime minister. “With my looks in the prime minister office, I do not expect the approval rating to skyrocket (Yomiuri News 29 August 2011),” Noda continues. “I will never be a goldfish in scarlet robe, but more like a loach in muddy waters, I will work hard for the people, to move politics forward (Guardian News 31 August 2011).” Many in the media claim that Noda is “modest” politician, but time is too early to tell. One thing is very clear; that is, he was educated at the conservative institute, Matsushita Institute of Government and Management was founded by Matsushita Konosuke in 1979 by using his personal funds about 7 billion Japanese yen. Noda believes that these class-A criminals in the Yasukuni Shrine are not criminals at all, and has determined to raise the consumption tax very soon. Within six years, Noda became fifth “loach” prime minister since 2006 (Abe, Fukuda, Aso, Hatoyama, and
). Most world leaders do not pay attention to who the prime minister of Kan is. Even the spokeswoman in the White House can not remember how many prime ministers there have been in the past five-six years. Japan
Labels: Laodicean Politics
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.