Are the inmates are running the asylum over at the Journal? The deep thinkers writing the Japan Real Time blog seem to believe this is a reasonable comparison:
It gets worse. Japanese reporters for the WSJ are now linking to this slander in general news stories!
This is a gross insult to patriotic Americans primarily concerned with fiscal restraint. The resurgence of right-wing nationalism in Japan is deeply disturbing, shameful, and dangerous. To say that there is any equivalence between this and the rise of the Tea Party in the US is bizarre, idiotic, and disgusting.