Japan from the inside out

Ichigen koji (230)

Posted by ampontan on Thursday, November 15, 2012

– A person who has something to say about everything

A symposium was held at Southern Methodist University in Texas about reform in Japan. Former American Ambassador Thomas Schieffer and I delivered the keynote addresses. Why did Japan stop the reform process, even though it was successful? Why do politicians say that gaps in society have widened, even though they have shrunk? Why aren’t these most basic of questions asked in Japan?

– Takenaka Heizo, the Koizumi privatization guru

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