The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) defeated the Liberal Democratic Party in a lower house election, ending its 54-year reign. The DPJ began bold steps to democratize Japan's political system and reconsider the country's position vis-àà-vis the U.S. and Asia.
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Research Article| February 01 2010
Japan in 2009: A Historic Election Year
Asian Survey (2010) 50 (1): 40–55.
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David Arase; Japan in 2009: A Historic Election Year. Asian Survey 1 February 2010; 50 (1): 40–55. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2010.50.1.40
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