Democracy is considered as a noble political value in both political science and real politics due to its normative implication. Democracy, however, is like ‘Cinderella’s glass shoes’, unlike its cosmetic beauty, it is not easy to find a political system that suits its ideal type. In reality, an ideal political process does not cater for the needs of an average voter, but rather the case of an arena with asymmetric power relations carrying out a well-organized interest. A theme of ‘a policy-centered perspective’ begins here, and public policy is seen as expanding such bias. In this context, we need to turn our eyes away from the ‘normative’point of view and see things from an ‘empirical’ point of view. This way, we can see much more. In a democratic country where the principle of national sovereignty is to be realized, the logic of ‘client politics’is widespread, for instance, the restriction on the sales of SSM, policies that explicitly go against the public interest are adopted under the broad public support, and people with vested interests may consistently reject the public’s policy demands in an effort to push ahead with their interests, and populism that could lead to all of them rampantly collapsing in the long run. These are all political realities that are far from the ideals of democracy. Embracing this reality may certainly be uncomfortable and awkward, but accepting it is the first step of moving toward a higher level of discussion. The conclusion from these discussions is that the idealized democratic political process may seem plausible, but it could be nothing more than a myth.