Originally Posted by kintaro_kun
why would japan have the right to veto decisions affecting billions of non-japanese ppl?
unless i am completely missing the point here, why should ANY country on the Security Council "have the right to veto decisions affecting billions of non-(insert favorite permanent UN Sec. Council member here) ppl?" ?!?
this was in fact a debate topic at the World's University Debating Champioships (WUDC) held last December in Dublin, and although I was unable to represent Minnesota there, I had the privilege of discussing the issue with my teammates who went. Many teams pointed out that Japan is UN's second largest financial contributor, and using the ever popular "no taxation without representation" slogan to press for Japan's induction into the elite club known as the security council...
on the other hand, i feel that this is an incorrect measure of qualification. it should be an election, not an auction (some other slogan from where i have forgotten)... not to mention i have serious doubts about japan's peackeeping abilities etc
maybe this post has been digressing, i say vote for anyone but japan... india? sure. germany? why not. but not japan, please...