Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
The West seems so blindly confident in privatising everything, even if objectively this is a huge historical experiment. Is this "government for the people, by the people"?

Living in Japan, I haven't noticed or understood much of this election. Apparently, there was big enthusiasm for reform and little visible crituque against. In Osaka, Koizumi was greated like rock star. It's all so PR.

This election is not good for countryside. Post-office is the last government agency which covers all corners. Tokyo profits from Koizumi's policies enormously. Even people or companies from Osaka (third largest city, after Tokyo and Yokohama) start to move there.

I wonder how Koizumi's "small government" will affect emergency agencies.

by das monde on Mon Sep 12th, 2005 at 01:27:32 AM EST
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