Japanese General Election 2009

General election will be held on August 30. Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has ruled Japan almost continuously for the past 50 years.

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Power in the 21st Century

The basic concept of power is the ability to influence others to get them to do what you want. There are three major ways to do that: one is to threaten them with sticks; the second is to pay them with carrots; the third is to attract them or co-opt them, so that they want what you want. If you can get others to be attracted to want what you want, it costs you much less in carrots and sticks.

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