01.07.2009

»Change« Comes to Japan?

This report assesses the background to Japan’s August 30th general election, as well as the main policy options on the new government’s agenda. The report describes how the Liberal Democratic Party’s loss was rooted in poor economic management and the effects of socioeconomic change on its electoral base.

This report assesses the background to Japan’s August 30 general election, as well as the main policy options on the new government’s agenda. The report describes how the Liberal Democratic Party’s loss was rooted in poor economic management and the effects of socioeconomic change on its electoral base. Particularly in this latter respect, Japan is already a changed country.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Japan Office

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Minato-ku
Tokyo, 107-0052
Japan

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office(at)fes-japan.org

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