Events in 2008 suggest that the Koizumi era is over and the Liberal Democratic Party will lose the lower house election that must be called before its current term expires in September 2009. The Democratic Party of Japan became the favorite to win the election and laid out the new domestic and foreign policy directions in which it will take Japan.
Research Article| February 01 2009
Japan in 2008: A Prelude to Change??
Asian Survey (2009) 49 (1): 107–119.
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David Arase; Japan in 2008: A Prelude to Change??. Asian Survey 1 February 2009; 49 (1): 107–119. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2009.49.1.107
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