On June 7, 2011, Simon Tay wrote an article called “Japan itself must come up with solution.” In this article, Tay argued that the Japanese political system was failing and needed to be changed. While in the past America had been the driving force behind change in Japan, according to Tay, this time had to be different.
“Today’s Japan needs a re-opening and reform, as Mr. Kan has already recognized and called for,” said Tay. “But a solution – and perhaps an unorthodox one to break the present politics and head off the next crisis – needs to come from Japan itself.”
This article is significant because I may or may not be a source of that reform. Tay argues that I will not be. We’ll see. I’ll keep trying. It’s just a matter of who gets to the truth first and who gets to the public the first.