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Asian Survey. 2020; 603583–606 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.3.583
Published: 01 June 2020
...Christina Lai South Korea and Taiwan are former Japanese colonies that have undergone similar processes of state-building since WWII. But they have chosen different rhetorical frameworks in their maritime disputes with Japan. In South Korea, negotiating with Japan can be viewed as threatening the...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 603510–533 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.3.510
Published: 01 June 2020
...Yuko Suda This article explores the politics surrounding the recent data transfer agreement between Japan and the European Union, with a focus on the linkage between Japanese domestic politics and foreign pressure on Japan’s personal information protection policy. The agreement may be seen as one...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 602265–289 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.2.265
Published: 07 April 2020
..., Taiwan. HSIN-CHE WU (corresponding author) is an Assistant Professor at the School of Government, Nanjing University, China. BOYU CHEN is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development, University of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Emails:
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Asian Survey. 2020; 60147–60 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.47
Published: 01 February 2020
... brought the enthronement of a new emperor and genesis of a new imperial era. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 Abe Japan-South Korea relations imperial succession depopulation BRIAN WOODALL Japan in 2019 Diplomatic Strains, Domestic Dilemmas, and a New Imperial...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 5961044–1069 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.6.1044
Published: 01 December 2019
...Hironori Sasada One of the main focuses of the Abe administration’s foreign policy is overseas infrastructure development assistance. Evidence suggests that Japan has returned to its traditional approach to foreign aid, the “Japan model,” after an interval of a few decades. This article analyzes...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 595911–936 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.5.911
Published: 01 October 2019
...Ji-Whan Yun It is widely predicted that East Asia’s conservative governments will lose political power for managing socioeconomic crises under neoliberal globalization and find no way out of their legitimacy problem. However, Korea’s and Japan’s conservative governments have recently constructed a...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 602323–346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.2.323
Published: 07 April 2020
...Raymond Yamamoto China’s growing development assistance has become commonly perceived as a threat to the autonomy and development of Southeast Asian countries that had promoted by Japan in the past. This paper challenges that understanding by comparing China’s development assistance with Japan’s...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 59163–76 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.63
Published: 01 February 2019
...Brian Woodall New and old domestic issues challenged the Abe government, while “Trump shocks” rattled Japan’s foreign relations. Domestically, Abenomics produced mixed results, the depopulation bomb continued ticking, and Abe’s reelection presaged a possible attempt at constitutional amendment...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 602221–244 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.2.221
Published: 07 April 2020
... Associate Professor of Economics, at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan. This study was supported by a 2019/2020 Research Project Grant (no. P191RP202) from the institute, as well as JSPS KAKENHI grants (nos. 26380206 and 16KK0076). Emails:
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Asian Survey. 2018; 585771–796 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.5.771
Published: 01 October 2018
...Jing Sun This paper examines the Japanese factors behind the stalemate between Japan and Russia. It treats the territorial dispute not as a core reason but as a consequence of deeper problems, both emotive and structural. Japanese leaders cannot challenge the multiple forces keeping them from...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 585847–873 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.5.847
Published: 01 October 2018
... policy TAYLOR C. MCMICHAEL Electoral Strategy and Intergovernmental Transfers in Postwar Japan Who Sees the Unseen Pork? ABSTRACT Japanese distributive politics draws scholarly attention as a partial but powerful explanation of the LDP s electoral dominance via the contention that the LDP rewarded its...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 584607–634 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.4.607
Published: 01 August 2018
... show how Abenergynomics has shaped Japanese policy on nuclear power, electricity deregulation, renewable energy, and climate change. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 Japan Abe energy climate change nuclear Abenomics TREVOR INCERTI AND PHILLIP Y. LIPSCY The...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 58143–54 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.1.43
Published: 01 February 2018
... 2017 general election Pence-Aso dialogue Abenomics KENT E. CALDER Japan in 2017 Political Consolidation amid Global Volatility ABSTRACT Japanese domestic politics grew more volatile and complex in 2017, as LDP electoral reversals were followed by opposition fragmentation and then conservative...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 575933–955 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.5.933
Published: 01 October 2017
...Matthew Carlson Major political corruption scandals were a common occurrence in postwar Japan. After the 1990s, policy failure scandals generated by bureaucratic rather than political corruption became more common. Among the crucial ingredients in generating policy failure scandals was the role of...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 572368–394 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.2.368
Published: 01 April 2017
...David Green Japan’s rapidly aging populace and its accompanying demographic, social, and economic problems are forcing a gradual opening to increased immigration. This paper consequently considers what factors influence public opinion toward immigration in Japan, using multilevel statistical...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 572323–342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.2.323
Published: 01 April 2017
...Joonmo Cho; Sang-Hee Lee Due to an abrupt change in legal adjudication, Korean companies might experience a significant rise in wage costs unless preemptive policy measures reduce the legal uncertainty in a coordinated manner. The situation in Korea is compared to that of Japan, with a similar...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 57179–92 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.1.79
Published: 01 February 2017
... T. J . PEMPEL Japan in 2016 Smooth Sailing despite Occasional Crosswinds ABSTRACT Japanese domestic politics, foreign policy, economics and society continued along well-established paths in the year 2016. And long-term demographic trends remained a major unresolved challenge. Yet three exceptions to...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 60161–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.61
Published: 01 February 2020
...Sung Deuk Hahm The two biggest stories of 2019 in South Korea were a series of meetings between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to discuss the denuclearization of North Korea in the first half of the year, and the trade war with Japan in the second half. President Moon...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 60141–46 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.41
Published: 01 February 2020
... relations with Russia, China, Japan, and the West. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 corruption Putin poverty mining China Mongolia MORRIS ROSSABI Mongolia in 2019 Attempts at Recovery ABSTRACT In 2019, Mongolia sought to recover from a scandal over corruption that...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 5661145–1167 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.6.1145
Published: 01 December 2016
...Hidetaka Yoshimatsu This article explores which factors influenced the process of US–Japan negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It argues that while pressures from major societal groups and legislative members hampered progress of bilateral negotiations, state leaders’ preferences for...