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Ichigen koji (219)

Posted by ampontan on Sunday, November 4, 2012

一言居士
– A person who has something to say about everything

Ultimately, the Democratic Party of Japan was only a fad that people got caught up in. Just what was it that they believed, anyway? Or, just what was it that Matsushita Konosuke believed?

– Ushioda Michio, a member of the editorial committee of the Mainichi Shimbun. The question about Matsushita, the founder of Panasonic, is a reference to the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management. 28 DPJ Diet members are institute graduates, including Prime Minister Noda and former Foreign Minister Maehara Seiji.

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One Response to “Ichigen koji (219)”

  1. Tony said

    That’s a good question regarding Matsushita. Bill, do you know if any LDP members or non-DPJ members attended the Matsushita Institute?
    ——
    Probably, but I don’t know any off the top of my head. Eguchi of Your Party (Upper House) was a Matsushita close associate who helped found it, but he’s been critical of Noda and Maehara for abandoning the principles.

    Prof. Shimojo was accepted to attend, but chose to teach in South Korea instead.

    -A.

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