An image is worth 1,000 words. An image that will make Tobias Harris, who has written so much on the Democratic Party of Japan's promise to Westministerise Japanese governance, howl.
Finance Minister Azumi Jun (right), minister of the most powerful ministry in the government, handing the two temporary reconstruction tax increase proposals drafted by the National Tax Commission to Maehara Seiji (left), the chairman of the DPJ Policy Research Council.
Image courtesy: Tokyo Shimbun
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