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Coalition victory signals major change in Japan’s political landscape
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policy gamble has made headlines around the world, sending Tokyo’s stock market – and public debt – soaring, weakening the yen and attracting foreign investment. ‘Abenomics’ and the government’s efficient PR machine enabled the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its ally, New Komeito, to gain control of both houses of p...
Toru Hashimoto jumps into Japan’s national politics
The radical and reforming mayor of Osaka, Japan, Toru Hashimoto,has launched a new political party to challenge the Tokyo establishment at the 2013 elections. His aim is to focus on radical change which turns the national consumption tax into a regional tax and decentralises the political system. TORU Hashimoto, the ...