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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: the new force in Japanese politics
Political paralysis in Japan since the 1990s has prevented any serious attempt to cut the growing mountain of debt and social problems that threaten to drag down the world’s third largest economy. Japanese voters have become disillusioned with the political class, but for some, there does appear to be one ...