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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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November 14, 2012

Dissecting the Tax Schemes of Japan's "Third Force" (2)

In the second of a two-part series on the Japan Restoration Party's tax platform, Shigeki Morinobu explores the optimum forms ...

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November 05, 2012

Dissecting the Tax Schemes of Japan's "Third Force" (1)

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's drive to transform public administration in Japan has drawn renewed attention since his party went national ...

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October 18, 2012

Political Tailspin

Partisan politics is holding the nation hostage, holding up passage of an important bill without which the government could soon ...

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April 10, 2012

Restoring Political Stability

Several key developments will determine whether the political situation stabilizes over the near to mid-future or will deteriorate further in ...

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March 23, 2012

Osaka as a Laboratory for Reform

“Institutional reform” has become the standard panacea for Japan’s chronic political and economic ills. But systemic overhauls are costly, and ...

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