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Japan At the Polls: The House of Councillors Election of 1974
Japan At the Polls: The House of Councillors Election of 1974
Edited by Michael K. Blaker
American Enterprise Institute, 1976, 157 pp
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Much superior to the usual election study, this collection of three essays is a superb introduction to the Japanese political process. It analyzes the origins of Japan's democratic system during the Occupation, the role of various interest groups, and the strategy of the political parties. It is particularly good on analyzing the decade-long process of conservative decline.