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Noda Yoshihiko as a New PM: Unnecessary Change in Current Japan

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Noda Yoshihiko, Finance Minister under Kan Naoto administration, was chosen as a sixth Prime Minister of Japan in the last five years. Anxiety over Kan’s future as a Prime Minister was already observed after the 3/11 earthquake indeed. Because of his “poor performance” in dealing with the earthquake aftermath, three opposition parties had submitted a […]

Japan’s “Revolving Door”: Hello, Mr…whoever!

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“You say ‘good morning’ to one Prime Minister and ‘good afternoon’ to a different one!” (Luis Inacio Lula da Silva 2010)  “it seems to be the era of karaoke politics in Japan, where in quick succession different members of the ruling elite take turns to step up to the microphone and lead the country. […] […]

New Administration in Japan: Increasing Presence of the EU in Japan?

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It has been a while since Yukio Hatoyama, a new Prime Minister in Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), took his administration in September 2009 in Japan. Since Japan had four different Prime Ministers from 2007-09, I was not personally expecting much change in domestic politics this time, to be honest. However, I came across an article […]

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