A few observations
Many commentators have noted that thanks to advanced information technology (i.e. Internet), we could share all the important information and exchange ideas all over the world. Now, there are three gaps in three fronts. First, on the social sphere, many young ones, at least in Japan, prefer being exposed to information over the Internet to real social exchange. That is worrisome. I hope I could get some assurance from sociologists. Second, on the political sphere, big newspapers in Japan have hesitated to be involved with Internet. I don't see any newspapers put recent stimulus package draft on the web site. That is what they should do using ample web space. That is a behavior typical of collusive oligopolists, isn't it? Are we insured on our right to know? Political scientists, please examine our democracy. Third, I have not digested enough the analysis on our lost decade in order to put current crisis well into perspective. That is what I should do. I know I have tons of books.