『10代からの政治塾』”Politics School for Teenagers”

KADOKAWA『10代からの政治塾 子どもも大人も学べる「日本の未来」の作り方』(泉房穂 著)リンク
F. Izumi (2024) 10 Dai kara no Seijijuku Kodomo mo Otona mo Manaberu ‘Nihon no Mirai’ no Tsukurikata KADOKAWA

(日本語は後日追加します)

Title translation is mine. It says for teenagers, but it’s actually useful for adults, too.

I was strolling at the library and this book just caught my eyes. I’m glad it did.

It explains the very basics of politics and local autonomy, how it works in Japan. However it doesn’t stop there. It explains what’s thoughts are behind. Tells what the author Fusaho Izumi think is important, referring the academia such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau or Max Weber. (Miyadai-sensei also often refers them, so I also feel somewhat familiar!)

The book’s copy, which says, “The Politics Lesson You Most Want to Take,” is not an exaggeration.

I think I learned the things in the book at a civics class or something at junior high or high school, but nothing was so vivid at that time. Since it’s explained with the context and not explained as rules or systems in this book, it much more makes sense. As I said, it’s a good book for adults as well, but I hope that children, who are the future generations, will read this book even more.

I’m very surprised that this book actually made me cry. Can’t believe it… it’s a kind of guidebook without a story.

The opening day stage greeting (photo taken during permitted time)