I would suggest they (gasp) differentiate themselves by political philosophy, and therefore completely different policy. For example, adopt a "small government / freedom" philosophy that contrasts with the LDP's "big government / protection of vested interests" philosophy.
If only... completely agree that Japan has long needed philosophically based political parties, and desperately needs a "small government/freedom" one. Sadly, though, I ain't holding my breath for a leader to create one, or the populace to get behind one if created. We can dream, though.
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The Head of the Ski Association of Japan, downing his second coffee to help clear his head after a night's sake and whiskey drinking and heavy tobacco smoking, expressed great outrage at the use of this recreational drug...
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Kabukilover - indeed, they likely weren't wearing seat belts, given that they were pedestrians.
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And put a sock on the door handle. And it's called being "sexiled." lol O tempore! O mores! A sock? in my day, it was a necktie. Let's be gentlemanly about our cad-like behaviour, after all!
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Thank heavens there is still some small bastion of sanity in the developed world. Well done Japan -- the mad rush to feminize education, business, government and the bureaucracy has been the overwhelming factor in the possibly fatal weakening of Western culture over the past generation. Omedetou to Japan for having the sense to step back from the precipice.
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Posted in: No matter how much you tout the Olympic Games as a sign of recovery, the overall picture of only Tokyo prospering while the recovery of the disaster-hit areas in the Tohoku region remains undone will not change. I've been to Tokyo many times, and saw that there were more crane trucks at the construction site of the athletes' village than in the disaster-hit areas. It was obvious at a glance where the national government was placing its resources.