Posted by ampontan on Monday, December 13, 2010
AT A PRIVATE GATHERING with several hundred supporters in Tokyo on the evening of the 12th, Prime Minister Kan Naoto had the following to say about his first six months in office, according to a report in the Asahi Shimbun:
“I’ve taken various things into consideration until now. In that sense, until now I’ve been operating on a learner’s permit…Now it’s about time for me to use a real license. I hope to receive your support…Starting now, I want to start (conducting government) in the real Kan Naoto manner.”
In its Japanese-language article, the Asahi notes that in his speech at the start of the October Diet session, Mr. Kan said:
“We have reached the stage of making this administration fully operational…(This will be a) Cabinet that puts its words into action.”
Mr. Kan was first elected to the Diet in 1980.
Really, is there any reason to read fiction when you can read stories such as these in the newspaper every day?
This time for sure!