• Kagoshima


Regarding the March 27 article “Aso rating up, at Ozawa’s expense“: I can understand the recent drop in support for Democratic Party of Japan president Ichiro Ozawa as I personally think he should resign, but why does this translate into increased support for Prime Minister Taro Aso and the Liberal Democratic Party? Don’t people realize that whatever problems the DPJ has, the LDP is far worse?

Aso has no new or good ideas for solving Japan’s problems. He bears responsibility for appointing two Cabinet ministers who have had to resign. (And an investigation is being conducted into whether Nishimatsu Construction illegally made donations to a third Cabinet minister.) Ozawa might say in his own defense that he did not know what his subordinates were doing, but he still bears responsibility for their actions and should resign for that reason. The same applies to Aso.

simon foston

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