Fans of countdown clocks will be delighted to see one on this blog, just to the right. Yep, even Our (professionally cynical) Man in Abiko has allowed himself to be swept along with the euphoria abroad in the country, that, actually, really, in fact, the institutionally corrupt, morally bankrupt, machine-politics-as-usual cronies who run Japan are gonna be thrown out on their arses this Sunday. Not only are the media predicting a landslide for the DPJ, but real live folk who can actually vote and everything have told Our Man the LDP is toast.
But don't take Our Man's word for it, check out this summary of the scene by Al Jazeera (lifted from here):
Sure, the current lot will be replaced with earnest pols who will turn out to be cut from the same cloth, but until then, let's enjoy the moment. Ooh, which big time tossers will lose their seats first?