The conservative Liberal Democratic Party won overwhelming victories in the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016 elections in Japan. We discuss whether this reflected a rightward shift in the electorate, by examining how major parties and leaders are identified with particular ideological poles, and citizen–government distance on a range of issues.
An Appraisal of Japan’s “Right Turn”: Citizen–Government Congruence and Ideological Understanding
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Willy Jou, Masahisa Endo, Yoshihiko Takenaka; An Appraisal of Japan’s “Right Turn”: Citizen–Government Congruence and Ideological Understanding. Asian Survey 1 October 2017; 57 (5): 910–932. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.5.910
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