In recent history, power has changed hands in Japan much faster than in other nations. This trend may continue judging by the size of the weekend’s protests in Tokyo. Toby Slade says this was the largest protest in Japan since the 1960s with the crowd calling for “no more Fukashimas”.
This combined with the defection of key ruling party MP Ichiro Ozawa and dozens of followers in indicative of a very difficult time of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ).
In other news, Japan and South Korea have signed a historic military pact, and Japan is considering a new early warning systems for natural disasters.