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Originally posted by silent thunder
The entire Japanese government, in fact, is very decentralized. Prime Ministers come and go very quickly, sometimes several in the space of one year (ex-PM Koizumi was a recent exception, holding power for a number of years). There is very little central accountablilty the way there is in America or other European nations. Again, this was done by America after 1945, when it imposed the current form of government with the express aim of preventing too much power from falling into too few hands.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
reply to post by Vitchilo
not so much, actually i feel happier knowing there's another western counter-part in the region with strength and a sizable military.
Now, Japan don’t have the hard-core '' for the ruler '' mentality they did in the 30's / 40's .. . so this doesn’t bother me.
I feel much more comfortable with Japan having nukes, than Israel having nukes.