According to Newsweek, politics in Japan turned out to become “interesting” lately. Ozawa’s Democratic Party is bound to victory but its leader (who promises to send American troops back home) has been linked to a corruption case. He refuses to step aside -hampering his party chances to win, giving the ruling Liberal Party time to recover from its shipwreck in the polls.
PS: In the meantime, the Government dealing with the recession, offered Latin American laborers of Japanese descent to pay their way back into their countries. They where called in to fill dangerous, dirty job posts when the economy was blooming as they will again when panic recedes. Nothing so close to a fascist as a frightened capitalist.