Why, and how did our country[JAPAN] take wrong direction?
Nowadays, hawkish right-wing Japanese people are rapidly increasing. Hawkish former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi won overwhelmingly at 2005 national election and dominated over two-thirds seats in the House of Representatives. Koizumi nominated to his next Prime Minister Shinzo-Abe who is strongly supported by right-wing groups, organized groups of gangsters, and cult religious group. Shinzo plans so many right-wing policies such as amend the Constitution of Japan for permitting belligerent right, revise the Fundamentals of Education Act, and make the Collusion Act for controlling thought and belief of citizen. All of his policies make the country change to right-wing police state. Then, ordinary Japanese people will lose their freedom of speech, thought, and belief. Moreover, Japan becomes the military regime country. I personally can never accept such ideas, but Shinzo and his party [Jimintou] were chosen by the people by national election. In short, most of Japanese want to be controlled and be exploited by the government, and they want to kill people of other countries. Why and how did Japanese change to such a terrible citizen?
First of all, there was huge gloomy feeling of blockage entire Japanese society due to depression from 1990 to 2001. Late '90s, some Japanese critics mentioned and so many followers agreed that the country required to change to social and business structure and system. Until then, Japanese bureaucrats never thought about proper distribution of state budget, and Japanese business people didn't know anything about real-capitalism. On the other hand, Japan economy had rapidly grown up from '50s to '80s, statesmen of such a country didn't need to think about proper budget distribution, and business people didn't need to think about free and fair access to information of the company. However, Japanese economical situation dramatically changed in early '90s, and we had struggled for survival in that difficult economic climate for long years. At the time, Junichirou Koizumi suddenly came in public with an image that he might be able to make something better changing to the country. He insisted one policy very simply and clearly. I, who strongly support to a party out of power, thought that Koizumi's policy was too vague and unfounded. However, ordinary Japanese supported to Koizumi enthusiastically. As a result, Koizumi and his party became an overwhelming majority in the House. After the national election, Koizumi carried some cruel Acts in the Congress. These cruel Acts destroyed the life of middle class workers, abandoned the socially weak people such as elderly and disabled people, but he gave huge profit to super-rich folks, large-enterprises, and the U.S.
Why ordinary Japanese people did enthusiastically support such a extremely wicked politician? Certainly, Koizumi insisted that Japan needs to change,and we'd known we have to change. Most of apolitical Japanese felt that he may be able to make something better changing to Japan. Before Koizumi became famous, we, Japanese had been disgusted terrible behaviour by statesmen of the country for long years. Jimintou [Liberal Democratic Party of Japan] politicians always in trouble with money, they never thought about common people's happiness. We'd been really disgusted with statesmen of the country. On the other hand, Japan economic had expanded until late '80s. Japanese wealth grew better with each passing day. Thus, we could easily forget horrible behavior of the statesmen. As a result, apolitical Japanese folks were increasing.
Likewise apolitical people of other countries, apolitical Japanese people never go voting. However, koizumi succeed that he made apolitical Japanese people go to vote for candidates of his party. Koizumi said about opponents of his policy that they are obstructor for making better country. Then, Koizumi showed a very simple image "No reform, No growth” to people by using mass-media, and the people were brainwashed by the media that they must support Koizumi and his followers to make Japan change better. Koizumi succeeded to get enthusiastic support from so many mindless apolitical Japanese people. Some critics, sociologists, and mindfulness people saw at a glance that koizumi hid other important political issues behind his only one policy. There are a lot of problems the government must solve, but Koizumi skillfully hid these problems behind his the only one policy.
After Koizumi won the 2005 national election, he passed some cruel Acts. These Acts completely destroyed the life of socially weak people. Koizumi, Jimintou [Liberal Democratic Party of Japan], and New Komeitou made the Congress pass these Acts and the ordinary Japanese shouldered all burden. However, mindless apolitical Japanese still support to LDP. Why?
The answer is "mass-media" such as TV, newspaper, magazine, and culture-people belongs to mass-media. Mass-media shows one-sided controlled information to people, mass-media make political issues fade away, and mass-media never mention about real human-right and freedom for protecting the elite ruling class. Japanese mass-media always broadcasts gossips of actor and/or actress, worthless shameful comedy, sportscasts, and sometimes mass-media makes propaganda for LDP.
Japan has over 2600 year’s history and the country is perfect collectivist society. I mean, most of Japanese aren't individualist, and they can't have own idea. People in the society tend to be mindless like chimpanzee. In short, the Japanese ruling class can easily manipulate the people by using mass-media. Few high-minded political and/or social thinkers saw at a glance that deceitfulness of the media. Furthermore, a small number of persons began to notice that Japan took wrong direction. Unfortunately, they are still minority in Japan, but only they can retake the country to right direction. If they fail to do it, Japan will trigger the WWⅢ in near future.