You know, following the ins and outs of the Japanese political process can be a tedious chore, so do what Our Man does, and don't bother. But if you really want to see how it all "works", why not check out the Guam-Okinawa -thingy site that re-posts all the V. IMPORTANT ins and outs such as here, detailing how Our Beloved leader came to call the election for August 30th. Seems even this last decisive act turned out to be a kiss-ass compromise - Aso wanted to go to the country ASAP (presumably so he could have the rest of the summer off) but postponed the poll because other party big wigs wanted time to buy off more voters. Oh, nice vids, Guam-Okinawa thingy.
Today, the King of Pop would grab his crotch for the Happiness Realization Party.