Friday, December 7, 2012

Japanese elections - the communist!

Japanese elections - the communist!

The Japanese elections started and campaigning will last twelve days!  In the USA the presidential elections season runs for about one year.  Also in the USA it is basically a two-party system.  While in Japan a parliamentary system, have multiple political parties.  Here are the political parties participating in the current election:
Democratic Party of Japan          民主党, Minshutō
Japanese Communist Party        日本共産党, Nihon Kyōsan-tō
Liberal Democratic Party             自由民主党, Jiyū-Minshutō
New Komeito Party        公明党, Shin Kōmeitō
New Party DAICHI           新党大地 Shintō Daichi
New Party Nippon          新党日本 Shintō Nippon
New Renaissance Party 新党改革, Shintō Kaikaku
People's New Party        国民新党 Kokumin Shintō
Restoration Party            日本維新の会, Nippon Ishin no Kai
Social Democratic Party 社会民主党 Shakai Minshu-tō
Tomorrow Party            
Your Party          みんなの党, Minna no Tō

The “Japanese Communist Party” is rather interesting for their honesty.  At least the label themselves “communist.”  While in the USA the communist of the 21st century masquerade themselves as the Democratic Party.

Another interesting aspect:  The current prime minister of Japan when seeking election a few years back made campaign promises, as all politicians do.  Also as all politicians, he was not able to keep all his promises.  He recently apologized for not keeping his campaign promises.  That is not what all politicians do, at least not in the United States. 

In the USA Democratic Party presidents do not apologize for promises not kept, they just blame previous Republican presidents.  Japanese Prime Minister = honorable.  USA Democrat Party President = dishonorable.     

Japan election article, the political parties:

Video explaining Japanese election:

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