June 3, 2008 7:20 AM

Japanese Politics

Today, I helped a friend edit his presentation for work. While talking, I learned that his major had been Political Science. It turns out that he wants/wanted to change Japan and open it up more. I asked him why he was working as an ordinary worker instead of being involved in politics. His reasoning was that he didn't want to run against his cousin who is the politician in his district. His granduncle had been Keizo Obuchi, a past prime minister of Japan. He explained that politics is a sort of family run affair where there can only be one heir. On a similar note, I've been watching a drama called CHANGE which is about this guy running in the elections in Japan. ^^ Educational. Watch it.


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