Social dilemmas -- Demographic dilemmas, women and immigration / Jeff Kingston -- Reproductive rights in Japan: where do women stand? / Tin Tin Htun. One such person is Jeffrey Kingston, an American historian who is and his new book, Contemporary Japan: History, Politics and Social. Articles by Jeff Kingston. «Back to list. Jeff Kingston is Director of Asian Studies, Temple University (Japan Campus) He is the author of Contemporary Japan.
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His pieces have appeared in a wide array of media outlets, and his new book, Contemporary Japan: History, Politics and Social Change Since the sis a must-read for anyone wanting to understand Japan. Below we include a few extracts from his jeff kingston contemporary japan that he has given us permission to reproduce.
Why did the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan get ousted from power in successive elections in and What are the implications and what impact has the Democratic Party of Japan had? What do the recent elections portend?
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In voters were convinced that the ruling Liberal Democratic Party Jeff kingston contemporary japan was incompetent and unconcerned about the bread and butter issues that affect households.
His gaffes over history—quibbling about the level of coercion used in recruiting Korean teenagers to become sex slaves for the Imperial armed forces, and trying to force textbook revisions to downplay the role of Japanese soldiers in instigating group suicides of Okinawans—undermined confidence in his judgment.
But his Hurricane Katrina moment was the admission that the government lost millions of pension records. Abe showed little compassion or concern about an issue that affected every voter and undermined trust in government. He was a hapless politician with few skills and was shoved out of power by the LDP leadership for losing the upper house elections in The victory put wind in the sails of the Democratic Party of Japan DPJjeff kingston contemporary japan it convince voters it was ready for prime jeff kingston contemporary japan in Regime change in was a major development in Japanese politics.
The LDP, the party that has dominated Japanese politics for the past 55 years since its inception, was driven out of power and repudiated in a landslide DPJ victory. Voters voted for change they did not believe in—exit polls jeff kingston contemporary japan little enthusiasm for the DPJ platform—but they were desperate for fresh thinking and bold reforms.
In my book I explain how the rising misery index in Japan played a major role in this political jeff kingston contemporary japan.
We are entering the third decade of the Lost Decade that began in the s and voters are fed up with the inability of politicians to mitigate the consequences and achieve tangible improvement.
The global economic repercussions hammered the Japanese economy, exposing the jeff kingston contemporary japan of job market deregulation introduced by the LDP that made it easier for companies to hire non-regular workers in a variety jeff kingston contemporary japan jobs, including manufacturing.
History, Politics and Social Change offers deep and probing insightsinto the turmoil in Japan since the death of Emperor Hirohito in until the present day.
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