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February 06, 2018

Japan’s Post-Populist Paralysis

There is an appearance of political stability in Japan, but this may be because Japan already went through its anti-elitist, ...

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December 12, 2016

Why Extend the Term Limit for LDP President?

Top LDP officers recently approved a rule change that would allow Prime Minister Abe an unprecedented nine years at the ...

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October 05, 2016

Celebrity Politicians in an Exclusionary Democracy

Despite a lowering of the voting age, Japanese democracy is not very inclusive, charges Katsuyuki Yakushiji, citing the daunting obstacles ...

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April 07, 2011

Issues and Future Prospects for Japan-China Relations

Relations between Japan and China, which have agreed to build a "mutually beneficial relationship based on common strategic interests," are ...

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July 07, 2010

Postal Reform and the Fiscal Investment and Loan Program: Toward Democratic Control of Government Finances (2)

Because of the major role Japan's postal savings program has played in financing government programs, the postal reform bill submitted ...

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April 16, 2010

Political Leadership and the Policymaking Process (1)

The Democratic Party of Japan swept into power with a call for “politician-led government.” Will it be able to live ...

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