No more than 12 hours has been passed since Mr. Shinzo Abe became the new header of Japanese government. He and his party LDP had won a dramatic victory with an absolutely dominant support rate by promising a vision to ‘pull’ Japan back to the right path. Yet allegedly the lost DPJ doesn’t agree with this fundamental policy for Japan’s future, some of them even declared that Japan is going to an end and appealed the citizens to leave this country as soon as possible, which enrages the opponents and those who did not vote for them, even worse.
For a half century, this country has been working on eliminating the nationalism and patriotism generation by generation, because no one will be happy to see another extremism wave putting this resource-sparse island in the destruction again. Despite that this sort of worry does make sense, the approach itself turns out to be an obstacle in its way or even catalyst to accelerate people to turn right.
But, the question should be: Who is going to believe all these deals on the table? Interestingly, the marrow of Japanese politics is, in fact, nothing really changes. You see all the variations taking place in the parliament of Japan as insanely frequent as in a secondary labor market, yet there could be the same unnoticeable names, with invisible power, on the door.
Since the last term of Mr. Abe as PM taking charge of this country, only five years has passed, yet it seems way long enough, like centuries, to the voters in Japan. Apparently, how this man leaving this country in a mess by quitting his job as a header of state will not affect his reborn, or there is actually few choices left to people, to say, they would pick a bragger, who could possibly promise them a different path rather than stay in the unchanged situation. This could bring us a new perspective of the election result: this country needs change. Hence, in spite of the dissent coming up from those heretics living in Tohoku, who allegedly have been suffering from 3.11 earthquake, concerned with the shutdown of nuclear power plants all over the country, mainstream voters believe that the giving-up of nuclear power is tremendously narrow-minded, leaving Japan and its economy in an essentially difficult situation. Ironically, it is really hard to tell which side is narrow-minded in such a chaotic circumstance, manipulations and misleading hovering over the sky in terms of a real democratic national-wide discussion. Thus things happened, voters decided to change, whatever forward or backward, new approach is all they want. Disappointment turned into nationalism shortly without questioning themselves even a second: is the right path the ‘right’ path?
However, relievingly, as long as they have this swinging man be in charge of this state, things won’t go too far.