Thursday, May 13, 2010


manifuesuto, "a manifesto".

I read a rather interesting news today: to prepare for the coming national election in the summer, a new party is considering not using the word マニフェスト to promote their political issues, but instead, to use the word アジェンダ (agenda) ! The reason for this decision is rather unexpected. Accordingly, this party feels that the current ruling party, DPJ, has generated a negative feelings surround this term, in a sense that issues in a manifesto would never be carried out in real. Thus the new party wants to avoid this word.

I still recall the time that マニフェスト suddenly became popular and I was such confused by it. Now it is a word that every one knows about it, and it seems that politicians are ready to abandon it.