Japanese people are getting ready to go to the polls, and feel this might be a good time to get my opinion out there. Unfortunately it looks like the LDP is going to get a comfortable majority again. While I support the privatization of the Japanese Postal System (at least the non-postal parts), I just do not believe Koizumi's brash 'my way or the highway, I will justify nothing' approach will get Japan to a happy place. I have long believed that someone would have to come and 'break' the old guard LDP power politics. It looked as though Koizumi's aggressive Postal reform plan might do that. I was just hoping that it wouldn't be Koizumi who would be put in the position to 'fix' the system. I actually can't think of a single prominent figure in Japanese politics who might be able to shake up the political scene in Japan. I was just hoping 'anybody but Koizumi and the LDP' would be put in the position of power to see what would happen. An LDP win this weekend will amount to nothing more than preserving the status quo. Obviously my analysis here isn't much in the way in terms of cold hard facts. But if you're voting this weekend, please listen to my emotional impassionate plea:
I BEG OF YOU, PLEASE DON'T VOTE FOR THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY or THE KOMEI-TO!!!