FT.com / Columnists / David Pilling - A wiser Japan casts its vote without illusions

On Sunday night, the somewhat ghostly figure of Yukio Hatoyama appeared on television screens around Japan. In subdued tones and against the backdrop of a drab party hoarding, he spoke grimly of his humility and appreciation of the electorates' historic verdict. Anyone unfamiliar with Japanese would have thought he was conceding defeat.

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This article really hits the point of current Japanese political mood. Great article.

I tweeted before the election, "So everyone thinks that DPJ will win big time but that they will screw up quickly and Hatoyama will not last long, and still things are moving as predicted. Should it be called 'premeditated scenario'?" I still believe it is the case and this article explains it really well.