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Japan: Haltingly Towards a Two‐Party System

Steven R. Reed

in The Politics of Electoral Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199257560
eISBN:
9780191603280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257566.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Japan embarked upon fundamental electoral reform in the 1990s. The single non-transferable vote was replaced by a mixed parallel system, which has resulted in an increase in disproportionality. The ... More


The Meiji Constitution

CHUSHICHI TSUZUKI

in The Pursuit of Power in Modern Japan 1825–1995

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205890
eISBN:
9780191676840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205890.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

A Japan-centred world vision lay behind the government's attempt to frame a constitution for itself. The year 1881 was a turning-point in Japanese politics, because the initiative in preparing a ... More


Popular Democracy in Japan: How Gender and Community Are Changing Modern Electoral Politics

Sherry L. Martin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449178
eISBN:
9780801460821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449178.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This book examines a puzzle in Japanese politics: Why do Japanese women turn out to vote at rates higher than men? On the basis of in-depth fieldwork in various parts of the country, the book argues ... More


A Potent Populism

James Reilly

in Strong Society, Smart State: The Rise of Public Opinion in China's Japan Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158060
eISBN:
9780231528085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158060.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines policy debates over China's relations with Japan from 1997 through 2008, highlighting interactions between elite policy advisors and the public. It combines analysis from 218 ... More


Early Meiji Buddhism and the Shintoist Challenge

Hans Martin Krämer

in Shimaji Mokurai and the Reconception of Religion and the Secular in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851538
eISBN:
9780824868079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851538.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter looks at the events of the early 1870s, which provide the context for the modern Japanese word for “religion,” shūkyō. The first element of the new term, shū, was in fact the most ... More


Introduction

Brian Woodall

in Growing Democracy in Japan: The Parliamentary Cabinet System since 1868

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145013
eISBN:
9780813145327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145013.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter surveys the analytical topography and introduces the conceptual framework that informs this study. Concepts from institutionalization theory and historical institutionalism are fused to ... More


Spending Without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan

Gene Park

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773300
eISBN:
9780804777667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773300.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Governments confront difficult political choices when they must determine how to balance their spending. But what would happen if a government found a means of spending without taxation? In this ... More


Conclusion

Brian Woodall

in Growing Democracy in Japan: The Parliamentary Cabinet System since 1868

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145013
eISBN:
9780813145327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145013.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter summarizes the book’s central findings. The Kan cabinet and the governments that ruled during the “lost decades” were products of evolutionary change that resulted in a dysfunctional ... More


Growing Democracy in Japan: The Parliamentary Cabinet System since 1868

Brian Woodall

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145013
eISBN:
9780813145327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145013.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The March 2011 disasters exposed the ineffectiveness of Japan’s political leaders, evoking three broad questions. First, why did the Kan cabinet fail to provide effective leadership in response to ... More


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