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Japanese Politics a Year after Fukushima

Dmitry Streltzov

A year has gone by since the terrible earthquake of March 11 and the accident at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant. The anniversary of the tragedy has become a kind of milestone, not just for the country’s economic recovery, the affected areas and the country as a whole, but also for its politics. The period of consolidation during which the opposing political forces avoided squabbling in the face of threats to the nation has come to an end.

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The Electoral Reform in Japan: What is Behind the Proposals of DPJ?

Dmitry Streltzov

By February 25, 2012, an independent expert commission chaired by the Honorary Professor of Kyoto University Michio Muramatsu, established a year earlier by a special decision of the Parliament, was expected to submit its recommendations for redrawing the boundaries of single-member constituencies. However, this did not happen. The situation where the requirements of law (the commission has been set up by a special law) had not been implemented, was rated by Government officials as "unprecedented" and "illegal".

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Japan in the Asia-Pacific region: political, economic and socio-cultural aspects

Japan in the Asia-Pacific region: political, economic and socio-cultural aspects. - Moscow: Vostochnaya Literatura, 2009. - 256 p. (in russian)

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