KOIZUMI KICKS ASS... CAPTURES LANDSLIDE VICTORY IN JAPAN
A lot of people are kicking ass this week... Tim Draper & Co., Skype, Oracle, and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.
In a dramatic night that shared more similarities with a mafia movie plot than a Japanese election, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Sunday slaughtered the opposition and liquidated internal party rivals. He now begins a new reign as the undisputed godfather of Japanese politics.
Koizumi's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)has capturing 296 seats, giving the party its best election result since 1986. Koizumi focused his campaign around the issue of postal privatization, a strategy that clearly struck a chord with the majority of the electorate.
The LDP sailed past the 269-seat mark needed for an absolute majority in the 480-seat Lower House, putting the party in a position to govern alone if it decides. (full article)