Thinking about Japan's future #2

Hi, I'm Haruyo.

I'll continue to talk about Japan's future.

In Japan, the young don't go to vote. This fact hasn't changed for ages. I think this is the famous fact over the world.
I wonder why. Why the young don't. That's because they are not into politics. So why aren't they so? That's because Japan won't change better after all.

I agree to it that people don't get interested in something without changes.

And there are other reasons. Japan is an super ageing society with low birthrate.
It is said that one in four is elder people. In Japan we get right to vote over 18 years old and can continue to have one until we die.
Of course many people tend to vote for people showing the policy close to myself.
I mean, for example elder people tend to vote for policy that will be helping to them. In younger people cases, vice versa.
But there are much more elder people than younger.
The result is easy to see. Even if all the younger people vote, they'll lose to the number of elder people in the end.
That's why younger people don't go to vote. They think Japan won't change even if prime minister change.
As I see many data, I feel Japan has been getting poor every year in economy, population, happiness and more.
I wonder if politicians do something for making Japan better.
They just do to help people around them. Not for people in Japan. Just for limited people around politician.
I was wondering if it is only Japan?

I'd like to relax in such a amazing nature.

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そして、若者は投票に行かない。これは有名な話だけど、じゃあなんでだろう?と思ったときに、投票にいかないのは政治に興味がない、じゃあなんで政治に興味がないのか?それは日本が全くなにも変わらないからだ。
たしかに、変化のないものには興味が沸いて来ない。
他にも、少子高齢化になっていることもあり、高齢者の有権者が多い。そして必然的に高齢者は自分たち高齢者にとって良い政策をしてくれる議員に投票する。仮に若者が全員投票にいったとしても、高齢者の数が多いので結局は変わらないのだ。
そういった要因が重なりに重なって今の日本になっているのだろう。

色んなデータを見ると、日本はどんどん沈んでいっている。経済、人口、幸福度、などなど
でも政治家は、日本をよくしようと思っているのだろうか?仲良くしている政治家が困っていることにしか手を貸さない。忖度ばかり。国民の税金を、しっかりと考えていない施策で垂れ流す。もっと他にやることがあるだろう。
これって日本だけなの?教えてー!

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