Our Man couldn't actually bring himself to read it, but the DPJ (the fellows who everyone reckons will inherit this part of the Earth come September, and when has everyone ever been wrong?) Election manifesto is right here. Wait a mo and Young Master T. at Observing Japan will tell us what we should think. The LDP has made up its mind, and they reckon it's full of uncosted, unrealistic promises to get the party elected. Well, they would know, being something of an authority on such things.
Also, news just in, the CIA was trying to run the colonised defeated post-war Japan like a puppet for the United States (well, DUHHH??), according to declassified papers just here. How things have changed, eh readers?
Pic lifted from here.