posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 12:57 AM
Well, Koizumi had made allot of promises for changes in Japan. He had overwhelming support when he got elected. The problem is that he spoke a good
game, but then it came down to it, he belongs to the Ole Boys Club. There has been very little change n growth and he has not pushed anything to get
through. Yes, the constitution in Japan does not allow Japanese troops into combat zones. Only for humanitarian and for defense alone. Koizumi is
very pro-USA and also the Japanese government was pressured by the US to change the constitution. Now, changing the constitution was not what the
Japanese wanted to do and it was very very unpopular over here. Many Japanese feel that the government was pushed to send the troops by Washington
for help with N Korea. So, with a combination of all of that, his ratings have fallen. But, this happens allot in Japan as well. Many Prime
Ministers resign. Most speak a good game, but then end up not producing anything, then the people get upset. It is a vicious circle over here.
Koizumi has only lasted this long, because the old women over here like the way he looks, so they all vote for him. ha ha (true though). Next, int he
beginning, everyone thought... WOW, finally someone will make a difference.. But, he has really produced nothing.
Now, the allegations about Washington, that I have listed above are just what many people think. No one is really sure of truth, but that is just
what many feel. It has allot to do with Japanese history. They have been in many wars and people hate to see anything move back towards that
direction. In many ways I have to agree. If countries would just worry about themselves, then things would be much better in this world.