Looks like Japan may have another prime minister if the current prime minister, Naoto Kan, who’s been in power for three months, doesn’t win the election tomorrow. His opponent is Ozawa, who as far as I can tell is not only corrupt but doesn’t seem to be all that popular among the people. But the people they need to win over aren’t the Japanese electorate. They need to convince their party members to vote for them.
Ozawa’s statement (which NHK broadcast) was hilarious. He said he himself isn’t capable of anything much, but with the party members’ help, he can do it. Oy…that’s not what people want to hear from their potential leader during a recession.
BTW — if Ozawa manages to beat Kan, he’ll be the fourth Japanese prime minister since Obama’s inauguration.
P.S. The picture has nothing to do with Japan, but I couldn’t resist.