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13451136, good points.
Posted by Vex_id, Wed Jan-05-22 01:19 PM
Also - Japan is one of the (if not *the*) most homogenous societies on earth. So they don't have to deal with the complexity that comes with trying to balance and juggle a pluralist, multi-cultural society with different traditions that have to be balanced.

The differences are vast - but it is also interesting that Japan is showing more of a reverence for individual liberty than many so called traditional liberal democracies.

>They are a great model of what we SHOULD be like but as far as
>comparing ourselves to someone realistic is Australia. As
>culturally we are more similar and they really knocked it out
>of the park with their fight against Covid.

Until recently. They are experiencing record spikes right now. But it's also easier when you're an island that removed from continental neighbors. They aren't a perfect comparison either (no comparison is) - because they also aren't as transient as a global hub as we are.

But it is ironic: a lot of liberal societies seem to be trending towards more authoritarianism in their approach to the pandemic.