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6.28.2007

ONLY IN JAPAN? FROM PRESIDENT TO CONGRESMAN/SENATOR...

Nothing seems to be out of place... A President, after the end of his term, may choose to run for any post, barring any legal prohibition.

However, this is something different. The President used to be the Chief Executive of Peru and now, he is running for a seat in the Japanese Diet (parliament). Alberto Fujimori was Peru's President until he stepped down in the midst of a corruption scandal. Being the son of a Japanese couple, he went on self exile in Japan, where he was given a Japanese citizenship. Now, he is in the news when he recently announced that he is running for the Diet.
"I strongly hope Mr. Fujimori, as the last samurai, will add vigor to today's Japanese society, which lacks courage, confidence and benevolence."

-SHIZUKA KAMEI, head of Japan's People's New Party, on Alberto Fujimori.

In Manila, whenever something out of place happens, people shrug it off by saying; "Only in the Philippines!". Well, the Fujimori affair looks like something out of the ordinary.

Perhaps, it will not be out of place for me to say; "ONLY IN JAPAN!"

RELATED LINKS:

- BBC NEWS
- ASIANWEEK

3 comments:

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