August 31, 2009

LDP LITE:

Rise of a New Era in Japan (YUKA HAYASHI, 8/31/09, WSJ)

[T]he DPJ faces skepticism from voters ambivalent about change. The party has offered few specifics on how it plans to pay for its initiatives.

"What the party is saying sounds impossible," said Kozue Murakami, 34, a stay-at-home mother who took her infant son to the polls. Pointing to her son, she said if the DPJ fails to finance its policies, "We citizens have to take the burden, and these children are the ones who will have to take up the slack."

Despite its mandate, the DPJ may go slowly in policy shifts.


It's the latest democratic trend, change no one believes in.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 31, 2009 8:43 AM
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