I've read a bunch of columns and essays which mention that terrible "self-responsibility."
There was this thing days ago;
My grandmother came home, and while talking with her, the topic came to the kidnapping in Iraq and she said;
"the kidnapped people had to be more careful, it was not good that they made Japanese people worried and made government take care of them"
I was tremendously taken aback. How dare she?
And it made me wonder WHAT made her thinking like that-- because I hadn't watched TV or reading articles which are related to Japanese government and politicians at that time... I couldn't stand them, especially Koizumi.
Now I've read articles about "self-responsibility" issue and understood what made her say so.
Ridiculous. Extremely ridiculous.