Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, page(s): 444
July 30, 2013
The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) came to power in 2009 with a commanding majority, ending fifty years of almost uninterrupted Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) rule. Then, in 2012, just over three years later, the DPJ lost power in an equally stunning landslide loss to the LDP. This volume examines the DPJ’s remarkable ascendance, its policies once in power, and its dramatic fall.
Chapter 1, "Introduction," by Kenji E. Kushida and Phillip Y. LipscyDownload pdf