Outnumbered by Japan’s senior citizens, young people “don’t go to vote because they feel it doesn’t really count,” said Noguchi, who urged lawmakers to connect the younger generation to the political process by ending the ban on social media use by candidates during the official campaign.
“War’s very object is victory, not prolonged indecision. In war there is no substitute for victory. It points to no single instance where this end has justified that means, where appeasement has led to more than a sham peace. Like blackmail, it lays the basis for new and successively greater demands until, as in blackmail, violence becomes the only other alternative.”