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Yutaro Takada comments

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As one of japanese people, what i think seriously problematic is not the way he took to state his political belief, but japanese citizens' attitude toward this incident. From right after the incident till now enormous numbers of people tweeted about it but all they were value-neutral and no-deliberated facto-based ones. I believe that this is due to japanese people's lacking of rumination on society or politics, and so nobody pay attention to what drove our citizen to decide to commit such a violent action. Especially since the end of WW2, we just tracked the surface of western modernization, nah it was actually industrialization , and even while westerners start trying to refute it in philosophical sphere, we've just blindly believed it as the absolute-god and lost something much more important. After all some Japanese intelligentsias have said that his act was against the basic rule of democracy, but i think our citizens' being such idiots is much worse and miserable than it!

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