Sunday, September 1, 2013

Naoto Kan speaks out | The Japan Times

Naoto Kan took his first steps in the world of politics around 40 years ago as a pugnacious citizen-activist, admonishing those with power as only those without it can. Though he likes to say he’s the same man now, of course there’s an irony in that. After all, in the intervening years he acquired about as much power as an elected official in Japan can hope for — the prime ministership — and the timing of his tenure, coinciding with the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, and the ongoing nuclear crisis that followed, will ensure he remains one of Japan’s most talked about leaders for many years to come.

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Comment: Like most political hack thug-dictator wannabes, at first he spoke boldly and carried a little stick. But as he sucked his way up the political ladder and his power grew, the roles reversed until all that was left was his true character and everyone, especially on that fateful march day in 2011, saw him for what he really is, just a big prick!

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