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Asian Survey (2022) 62 (3): 497–523.
Published: 18 May 2022
... to influence sustainable energy policy needs to be explored. The input and support of local communities are needed to strengthen the country’s energy security requirements and its pursuit of climate goals. On March 11, 2011, an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown battered Japan. Known now as 3/11...
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Asian Survey (2022) 62 (3): 385–412.
Published: 09 March 2022
... signaled its autonomy to supporters and to LDP leaders, showing that its loyalty cannot be assumed. Coalitions congruence juxtaposition Japan Komeito In July 2017, metropolitan Tokyo held landmark prefectural elections. The contest featured a new regional party, Tokyoites First (TF), led...
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Asian Survey (2022) 62 (1): 29–42.
Published: 09 February 2022
...Adam P. Liff For Japan in 2021, COVID-19-related disruption was again the dominant storyline. Its impact transcended societal consequences to affect Japan’s economy, politics, and foreign affairs. It frustrated Japan’s economic recovery and, for the second time in as many years, contributed...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (5): 854–882.
Published: 20 August 2021
...Konrad Kalicki Can contemporary liberal states formulate and pursue a “liberal” immigration control policy? Set against the backdrop of the experience of immigrant-receiving Western liberal democracies, this article examines this question by focusing on Japan. Its main objective is to map the under...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (4): 559–590.
Published: 02 June 2021
...Celeste L. Arrington Long considered a smoker’s paradise, Japan passed its strictest regulations yet on indoor smoking in 2018 with revisions to the Health Promotion Law and a new ordinance in Tokyo. Timed for the Tokyo Olympics, both reforms made smoking regulations stronger and more legalistic...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Adam P. Liff Japan’s leaders began 2020 with grand ambitions to make it a historic year. Tokyo was set to welcome the world for the Summer Olympics, Japan’s first since 1964, and Abe Shinzō, the powerful prime minister, planned to realize his party’s 65-year-old dream: revising Japan’s never...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (5): 882–904.
Published: 09 October 2020
...Christian G. Winkler In 2018 Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party announced four new proposals to amend the seven-decades-old and thus-far unamended constitution of Japan. These include adding a third paragraph to Article 9, as well as state-of-emergency provisions, support for students in need...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (3): 583–606.
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...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (2): 323–346.
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) 59 (6): 1044–1069.
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) 59 (5): 844–869.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of the second Abe administration in 2012. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Japan prime minister parliamentary system National Security Council political reform HARUKATA TAKENAKA Expansion of the Prime Minister s Power in the Japanese Parliamentary System Transformation...
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Asian Survey (2019) 59 (5): 911–936.
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...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (5): 771–796.
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) 58 (4): 607–634.
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...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (3): 582–605.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Glenn Diesen Russia’s effort to become a geoeconomic power in Asia alters the dynamics of the territorial dispute with Japan. Both Moscow and Tokyo aim to prevent Russia’s geoeconomic “pivot to Asia” becoming merely a pivot to China. Yet, a settlement is obstructed by the growing geoeconomic value...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (5): 910–932.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Willy Jou; Masahisa Endo; Yoshihiko Takenaka 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...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (5): 956–979.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Dennis T. Yasutomo; Tomoaki Ishigaki Japan’s 2013 UN Arms Trade Treaty diplomacy exhibited neither the standard minimalist, subservient negotiating style nor policymaking restricted to the usual actors. Juxtaposition of the treaty and the 2014 arms export policy revision illustrates how traditional...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (4): 665–689.
Published: 01 August 2017
... parties in the last three elections. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Japanese Communist Party elections political parties Japan Third Force KO MAEDA Explaining the Surges and Declines of the Japanese Communist Party ABSTRACT The Japanese Communist Party s...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (2): 323–342.
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) 57 (2): 368–394.
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...