Prime Minister Asō Tarō has defended in the Diet a mindblowing policy proposal that, if enacted, is certain to send the country rocketing out of its worsening economic slump:
Cut the number of members of the Diet and reduce Diet member salaries.
No, I am not making this up. Somebody actually spent time dreaming this thing up, promoting it as a part of the continuing, evolving process of structural reform.
As if messing with the Diet is on the top of anyone's To Do list.
Francisco, dude, you and your party are like so testing our patience.
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