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Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto is shaking up national politics in Japan with formal recognition of his new party. He could have a dramatic impact on the next general election and may hold the balance of power. This briefing outlines three possible scenarios following the election which must be called between November 2012 and August 2013.
Dr. Stefan Lippert
Six months after a catastrophic tsunami and nuclear accident Japan is back in business. Now the country's newly-elected prime minister is developing a new energy strategy which will see it produce 10 per cent of its electricity from alternative sources in less than 20 years. This is good news for foreign business as GIS expert Professor Dr Stefan Lippert explains i...