Japan is a country in shambles. The citizen have let the bureaucrats and the politicians and the old guard make sense of non-sense. This continues to this day, even with the supposed changing of the guards after 50 year single party domination. Why? Because all the new guard now were former old guards or evolved from them. There was no coup d’État in Japan. They just changed names and visible policies. The song remains the same.
日本は崩壊しつつある。 「リアルタイム財政赤字カウンター 9」を見て下さい。
Airport — politicians repaid their local constituents by giving them lavish construction deals, airports, mega museum to repay their debt, not worrying about who will use such facilities and if they can pay for the upkeep and operation. Simple look at Narita Airport where one patch of land in the middle of the airport still belongs to a private citizen. Construction was launched ahead of land deal. How stupid, unless this was done purposely so that the government can place police and barricades pre 9/11. Look at Ibaragi airport, 1 plane per day airport just opened at incredible cost to citizens.
Cellphone — NTT formerly Japan Denshin Denwa was government owned. There is so much red tape here that a simple method of use has to be complicated by layers and layers of BS so that everyone involved can get a cut of any funds so they can retire and become heads of meaningless non profit organization and milk more taxes.
Frequency — allocation of frequency spectrum is really political. Allowing Japan only standards like the up coming release of the 700Mhz frequency from TV going digital to be “paired” with 900Mhz for uplink and downlink, as where the world had agreed that all up and down should take place in 700Mhz. Japan sites ITS — iRobot Audi car like auto pilot frequency) is using 700Mhz as well, and cannot be moved, what? it ‘s still long time to implementation, I am sure they can move it. Qualcomm and others can make 1 chip for the whole world. NEC can make chips only to be sold in Japan. Economical suicide continues, so a few can prosper for a short time.
Freeway — Freeway was the same. Should have been all paid up by now. But no, they made it expensive, then to stimulate the economy without any cost, made weekend freeway 1,000 yen as much as you can travel (has limitations but). Then they said it will be free, and now want to charge via distance. YOU FINALLY GOT IT ! In spite of everything is priced in weight, size and quantity., it took them this long to arrive at the most logical and fair solution, like a Taxi charge by distance, thank god they leave out the time charges.
My take on this is ” ROUTINES TO BENEFIT A FEW CANNOT BE STOPPED IF WE ARE IGNORANT TO THE FACT AND SAY NOTHING” “UNDER AUTHORITY, JAPANESE MASSES WERE EASY TO DECEIVE BUT THE AGE OF INFORMATION IS CHANGING ALL OF THAT, EVERYWHERE” “TECHNOLOGY IS DISRUPTIVE”