The Tokyo High Court and Saporro High Court's decisions to declare the December 16, 2012 election unconstitutional but not invalid is a head scratcher, to be sure. American complacency about its democratic partner's situation is peculiar.
As a senryu by Tanaka Jiro of Koshigaya City put it:
違憲でもSource: Tokyo Shimbun of 9 March 2013
aho kai na
Even though it's unconstitutional
The election's valid?
Do you think I'm a moron?/Are you morons?