This paper investigates why the Iraq issue did not become decisive enough to topple Japan's LDP-Komeitōō coalition government in the November 2003 lower house election, even though the majority of the public opposed the Iraq war and the dispatch of the Self-Defense Forces to Iraq.
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Research Article| October 01 2007
The Dispatch of Japan's Self-Defense Forces to Iraq: Public Opinion, Elections, and Foreign Policy
Asian Survey (2007) 47 (5): 766–789.
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Natsuyo Ishibashi; The Dispatch of Japan's Self-Defense Forces to Iraq: Public Opinion, Elections, and Foreign Policy. Asian Survey 1 October 2007; 47 (5): 766–789. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2007.47.5.766
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