The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed written by Michael Auslin on February 9, 2011. In this article, Auslin said that Japan would not continue along its current path of political paralysis forever.
“Such paralysis has led in the past to a radical remaking of Japan’s political and social systems, something that all should be wary of,” said Auslin.
It appears that Auslin does not want Japan to undergo real change, despite the fact that the current system is not working. I also took his comment to mean that he doesn’t want Japan to tell the truth about its history.
Interestingly, I remember writing some very bombastic comments in INDB in response to this article. However, those comments seem to be missing. Someone must have deleted them (and it wasn't me).