Jacinta Hin | People are listening. The opposition is listening. Their determined enthusiasm is rubbing off. Japan’s youth has reinvigorated protest in Japan and inspired an entire nation to reclaim their say in the country’s course. The zest for democracy is back. Just look at these photos. They speak for themselves.
The revolution will not be televised, they say, but this one was — and publicised, a lot. And yet, for all the hundreds of thousands who gathered at the Diet and all around Japan over the summer, for all the placards in the streets and the cow-walking in the parliament in September — the security bills still passed.