On 16 December 2012 the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan won a landslide majority in the parliamentary elections. While this result was expected, it represents more of a backlash against the Democratic Party of Japan who were not able to meet voters’ expectations when faced with the legacy of several decades of LDP government and the economic, ecological and international context of 2011 and 2012, rather than support for the announced return of Abe Shinzō as Prime Minister following his unpopularity and departure in 2007.
– CLOSE UP ON THE NEWS –
Impact of South Korean policy on Japanese policy (Yann Favennec)
Why are Japanese institutions not encouraging entrepreneurship and SMEs? – Institutional issues and problems of competitiveness at local and global levels (Adrienne Sala)
– POINTS OF VIEW ON THE NEWS–
Makihara Izuru, “From Osaka to the country, looking for more consistent conceptual abilities”, Voice, November 2012 (translated by César Castellvi)
Hosaka Masayasu, “Mistakes by the Japanese Army can be explained by its personnel”, Chūō kōron, November 2012 (translated by Sophie Buhnik)