Daiki: Why Japan-bash?
Chariya: Yeah, this statement could be made about almost any country in the world.
Bhäraté: I think we should conceptualize democracy as a spectrum. Perfect democracy –
like absolute zero – is never realized. Ideals still have value even if they are never achieved fully.
An-Yi: Hmm. I prefer to think of it as a marketing ploy and "democracy" seems like a worn-out cliché.

Demokurashii A La Japon


If Japan izz ahh democracy
then why can't people select
their own Prime Minister?

If Japan izz ahh democracy
why zits Constitution
largely ignored?

If Japan izz ahh democracy
why argh so many decisions made
in private?

If Japan izz ahh democracy
then why argh so many laws
haphazardly enforced?

Wake up –
Nippon is simply an oligarchy
in which daimyo elites
& zaibatsu cliques
serve as regal lords.