December 15, 2012

Japan Loses Faith in Politics

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, BBC News

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The traditional view of Japanese elections is that they are boring - prime ministers come, prime ministers go, but nothing really changes and Japan carries on regardless. For more than half a century, it was right. But in the past few years Japanese politics has changed. More importantly the Japanese public has changed - they have lost faith in the traditional political parties.

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TAGGED: Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Japan

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