Now we have an answer to the most tiresome of koans:
The answer is: "Thud!"
The Cabinet of a youthful, determined leader of the ruling party is disliked intensely by 65% of those polled. The youthful leader believes not only that he should remain in power--but that no evidence exists of the people losing faith in his political program.
Close your eyes. This is going to hurt.
How bad are the atmospherics? The ads in the subway are touting the possibility of a Koike Yuriko prime ministership.
Initial reaction: "Bwahahahahahahahaha. Well, that was fun."
Meanwhile, back in the capital, reports have the moneyed classes celebrating their good forturne in oh such tasteful ways.