About time, too

A prefectural governor in western Japan has submitted his resignation on the grounds of old age.  At 76, he was the second oldest governor in Japan (the oldest is the irascible governor of  Tokyo, aged 78).  I have to admit that when I heard the news, my first thought was “what? He’s still young.”  My next thought was, “good riddance!”  Japan is a country ruled by elderly men, many of whom have never worked a day in their lives at real jobs, and are totally and utterly out of touch with the people that they supposedly represent.  I can’t wait until they all die off, and are replaced by the younger guard.  Who knows, a few women might even get in there too.


One comment on “About time, too

  1. Karen says:

    We have the same problem. Senile old men in positions of power. Sinecures really. We have developed a professional politician cadre, and I don’t think we’re the better for it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s