Friday, March 31, 2006

Return to Sender

In the land of the rising sun, the main opposition party, The Democratic Party of Japan, was purged today after mass resignations by party leaders in the face of a scandal involving a fake e-mail that falsely linked the son of a prominent member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to the troubled Internet company Livedoor.

This story shows how the political impact of electronic communication is a global phenomenon that impacts institutions of governance and civic discourse.



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