どうして解散するんですか? (English)

Some days ago a website created havoc in Japan. Said to be created by a 10 year old it poses several questions to Abe regarding the snap election this December. As the major part of the population in Japan does not see any reason for spending huge amounts of money in economically difficult time, this web site provided a sarcastic and humorous approach to it.

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The creator of the site was soon found – he didn’t use dns privacy, so his data was easy to be found in the whois database (hint hint for the next time!), and it turned out to be a 20 year old student, heading a NGO for generating interest into politics in young Japanese, a noble endeavor in a country stricken by chronic disillusion and political negligence.

To my surprise, the opposition parties did not support, but shunned the originator, and even Abe himself doesn’t have anything better to do than answering on FaceBook (the original link, it was removed since yesterday!), insulting and criticizing the student, instead of actually answering the questions. Of course, because there are no answer, but getting and clinging to power what is what Abe wants to do, the only reason for this election.

As effect, the original page is now filled with an apology, the student stepped back from his NGO job. But others stepped up and posted the same questions, repeated here. Let us start with the Japanese version, written in very child-like Japanese (very Norbert-like?):

小学4年生による投稿と言われ巷で話題となった「どうして解散するんですか?」ですが、今回「NPO法人 僕らの一歩が日本を変える」の代表理事の大学生が小学生になりすまし行っていた事が明らかになりました。批判されにくい子供になりすます最も卑劣な行為だと思います。

選挙目当ての組織的な印象操作ではないでしょうが、選挙は政策を競い合いたいと思います。
安倍晋三のフェスブックページから

しつもんです。

ぼくにはさっぱり分かりません。あべそーりはテレビで

「みんなに問い直すための解散だ」って言っていたけど、

もんだいは一体なに?

たしか議員さんの数が多いのが問題だってパパが言ってた。

でも本当に減らされちゃうのは学校の先生みたい。

渡辺先生だいじょうぶかなあ。やっぱり議員さんってエライんだ。

あとさ、アベノミクスっていうやつで、国のお金を増やすって言ってたのに、

ぼくのおこづかいは増えてないよ!(核爆)

パパもママも財布の心配ばかりで、

大好きな焼き肉も食べにいけない。でも、1回で700億円かかる選挙は

簡単にできるんだよなぁ。ねぇ、だれのお金なの?

ねぇねぇだれか教えてよ。あべそーり、政治家さん、テレビや新聞のみなさん。

約束って守らなくていいの?ムダ遣いしても怒られないの?

どうして解散するんですか?やっぱりこれも秘密なのかなぁ(謎笑)。

Now for the English:

I have a question.

I have absolutely no idea. Prime minister Abe said on TV that

“To reask and reconfirm, we dissolve the Lower House”, but

what the heck is the question?

Surely, that the number of members of the Diet is a lot, says my papa.

But in reality, the school teacher’s number is decreasing.

Professor Watanabe, will he be ok? Either way, the members of the Diet, they are important!

And then, this Abenomics-thingy, didn’t you say it should increase our country’s money? But

My pocket money does not increase!

Papa and Mama, both worry permanently about their wallet,

and we aren’t going for my favorite Yakiniku. But spending in one go billions of Yen for an election,

that is an easy thing. Hmm, whose money is that?

ne, ne, can someone explain me. Prime minister Abe, politicians, TV, newspaper guys?

Breaking a promise is fine? Wasting of money, doesn’t it make you angry?

Why do you dissolve the lower house? – obviously, that is also a secret!


Here the final “secret” probably points at the newly installed law installing Draconian measures against anyone releasing state secrets.

Yes, good questions without an answer!

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