Political Change in Japan


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The Japan Studies Program aims to be a hub for scholarship on political change in Japan. We regularly bring together leading scholars for workshops, which produce cutting-edge edited volumes and special issue journal publications. 

Politics in Japan have been undergoing substantial changes over the past decade. The Japanese elections of 2007 and 2009 brought about the most significant political change in postwar Japan since the formation of the Liberal Democratic Party in 1955: the ascent of the Democratic Party of Japan to power.