A post about Japan
So, is it?
While the whole world will never stop marveling at the inexplicable economic and social miracle, that is Japan. Kyoto, once the most perfectly woven place, will continue to suffer with the likes of that hideous Kyoto tower. Rivers will continue to be dammed, shores to be splattered with cement. And 6 year old children will continue to commit suicide.
Corruption, will continue to plague the notorious bureaucracy [aka Japanese state], and the Zaito will continue to grow, eating all the savings of the Japanese people.
The educational system will continue to prove its flaws, one time after another, teaching false information, and shaping the kids into the obedient people that will live in cliques, like how they did in high school, not allowed to be better, nor worse, just average.
Xenophobia will rule, starting from the classroom...
Internet will be regulated, censored, and butchered.
I sometime doubt that foreign observers can't really see this, sometimes all I see is a disgustingly condescending outlook. How many of them would actually live in the 30m tin boxes that are Tokyo's apartments.
Poor people, strong state. As Alex Kerr so elegantly puts it.
Meanwhile, fear not. For the japanese cabinet makes it official: There are No UFOs!