politics

What’s Up With Japan’s Funny Crying Politician?

Ever wondered what goes around in the world of politics in Japan? We’ve all heard of the saying “Politics is a dirty game”, and while it may be true, the country loved by many has been ranked as the 18th least corrupt country according to the Corruption Perceptions Index 2015, which makes the people in…

Reasons for shutting down the Tomari Nuclear Plant

After 42 years, the last Nuclear Power Plant has just been closed in Japan on May 5th of 2012. Located in Hokkaido, Japan, Tomari Nuclear Plant is the only nuclear power plant providing energy in the area. Japan and its Nuclear Power Plants commons.wikimedia.org/ It was in 1954 that Japan started its Nuclear Power Plant…

What are Abenomics and the Three Arrows?

Since the Japanese prime minister introduced new economic policies (now commonly known ‘Abenomics’) in Japan, the term for the reform package got so well-known, that media soon started to use it as well. What is Abenomics? bloomberg.com/ The economic policies introduced by Mr. Abe, or ‘Abenomics’, were used in the general election in December 2012,…

How we become a political Leader in Japan

Leadership requires a lot of skills. You have to have a mission and a vision. There are several problems that leaders face. That’s why leaders are chosen meticulously. You have to develop people skills. You must also develop effective personal qualities and excellent communication skills. In a society where it is common to be shy…

Osaka Obachan: a new political party?

What does “Obachan” mean? In Japanese Obachan means “Aunt”, but it is often used to refer to an older woman. In most parts of Japan, the word is slightly derogatory because the image of an “obachan” is a boisterous, nosy, busybody. But, in Osaka many women wear the word with pride! Osaka Obachan ss-anzu.cocolog-nifty.com/ Osaka…

Relief After the Fate of Hiroshima

The Fate of Hiroshima We know Japan as an entertaining, a tourist-friendly country with an impressive and beloved culture. But there were also events in the past that changed the whole country in a single day. A major event was the nuclear attack on Hiroshima in 1945. The Initial Position i2.cdn.turner.com/ The war in the…

A Bullet Point Overview Summary of Jeff Kingston’s Transformations After World War II

“A Bullet Point Overview Summary of Jeff Kingston’s Transformations After World War II from Contemporary Japan History, politics, and social change since the 1980s, second edition” Introduction dailysignal.com/ – Japan had a tremendous recovery and socio-economic improvement after the World War II devastation. – Remains of war led to form a risk-free nation focusing on…

Territorial Issues Between Japan and China, Korea and Russia

Ever since Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese president Xi Jinping have been elected, Xi Jinping has been avoiding a meeting with Abe and that is due to two reasons. i.ytimg.com/ The first one is because of the Yasukuni Shrine issue concerning Japan’s war responsibility. The second reason is due to the Senkaku islands…