Country Reports

Tokyo’s New Government - The End of Japanese Politics as We Know it?

by Colin Dürkop, Axel Berkofsky
‘Historic’, a ‘political earthquake’ or simply the ‘end of Japanese politics as we know it’ are amongst the attributes assigned to the crushing victory of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) over the incumbent Liberal-Democratic Party (LDP) in Japan’s Lower House elections on August 30.

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