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Institutional Change and Japanese Politics

September 14, 2012 - 13:00-15:00

Lecture with Professor Tomohito Shinoda, 

Tomohito Shinoda is Professor of International Relations at the International University of Japan (Niigata, Japan), and author of Koizumi Diplomacy (Univ. of Washington Press, 2007) and Japanese Politics Then and Now (Columbia University Press, forthcoming).

Abstract of Prof. Tomohito’s upcoming article in Asian Survey 52:5 (September/October 2012) The DPJ and Institutional Change for Political Leadership:.
With the establishment of the DPJ government, Prime Minister Yuko Hatoyama introduced a series of institutional changes in order to transform the existing bureaucracy-controlled government and to establish political leadership. These changes, however, created instability and irregularity in the Japanese politics. As a result, they were reversed by his successors.
Institutional Change and Japanese Politics


September 14, 2012