Egypt is now rejuvenating with full of optimism and aspiration long after intellectual and mental hibernation to shepherd themselves toward their just society. Even several weeks ago, these people had more desperation and resignation to content themselves with the perpetual dysfunctional treadmill. Unassuming events one after another, or simply bread issues, led to Arab worlds to unexpected and uncharted territories which Arab intellectual have been dreaming about. It happened without direct external help aside from social media. This is fantastic. Can you believe, America and Israel are mostly just afterthought for these people. They care about their future and they have chance to change their life. Democratic process is easy as you can see that most of democratic advanced countries are facing financial crisis. But these Arabs people can be proud to be Arabs more than before.
Some people might attribute these revolutions to intensified solar magnetic activity. But these events will transform the way social movement works. In some sense these event may be extension of the Obama revolution which undoubtedly propelled by the social media. But Obama is more focused on domestic agenda.
How do these revolution affect Japan?
It is possible that the youth may revolt against the society. But they need to be more desperate to do so.
Japanese next revolution may come after a huge natural disaster like mega-typhoon or super earthquake, which completely devastate Tokyo. If it hit other city, Tokyo will not change.
But Egypt in the end does not inspire Japanese much since they have something Egyptian is longing for. Now what? It is very difficult find next Japanese revolution that ameliorate instead of deteriorate Japan. Nothing particularly exciting will likely happen in Japan next few years. After all Japanese may have to live in stable equilibrium at comfortable yet boring environment.