Japan: Voters get the government they deserve

Ampontan writes about the long-time “nexus of money, politics, and government” in Japan, translating a blog post on a book about the late Agriculture minister Matsuoka Toshikatsu, whose career famously ended in suicide. After highlighting numerous money scandals in Japanese politics, Ampontan notes that: “All the people we discussed for their involvement in scandals have either kept or recovered their Diet seats. […] As the saying goes, people get the government they deserve. And this is what the Japanese electorate deserves.”

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