Japan's shift toward a Westminster system: A structural analysis of the 2005 lower house election and its aftermath

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Abstract

This article argues that the political drama surrounding Prime Minister Koizumi Junichiro is a direct result of the political reforms implemented in Japan during the last decade. The new rules of the game have produced a structural force pushing Japan to resemble a Westminster system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)632-651
Number of pages20
JournalAsian Survey
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Election
  • Japan
  • Party system
  • Political reform
  • Prime minister

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science

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