Japan facing 2012: New solutions to old problems?

Vaughan, Michael (2012) Japan facing 2012: New solutions to old problems?.

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Title Japan facing 2012: New solutions to old problems?
Abstract/Summary In January 2012, DPJ Prime Minister Mr Yoshihiko Noda has held office for barely four months and is Japan's sixth Prime Minister in five years. He and his Cabinet face numeorus hurdles. Many voters do not support his proposed increase in the consumption tax to raise necessary extra revenue for governance. Parliament is still gridlocked with obstructionism from the LDP and the New Komeito. Security threats loom, especially from North Korea, and relations with China are tenuous. His Imperial Majesty, The Emperor, hopes for a good,peaceful year. Mr Noda will need one if he and his growingly unpopular and hamstrung government are to survive.
Keyword Democratic Party of Japan
Voter Disillusionment
Political Gridlock
Northeast Asian Military Build Up
Revenue, Expenditure and National Debt
Contemporary Analysis of Japanese Government
Informed Commentary on Japanese Political Affairs
Publisher The University of Queensland
Date 2012-01-04
Subjects 16 Studies in Human Society
18 Law and Legal Studies
Author Vaughan, Michael
Open Access Status Other
Additional Notes This Article is an analysis based on the Discipline of POLITICAL SCIENCE. The Author, Dr Michael Vaughan, has taught in this Field for almost five years at The University of Queensland, Australia, and defines the Discipline as "THE SYSTEMATIC STUDY OF THE EXERCISE OF POWER." Applying this general definition to the specific context of Japan and its world-wide diplomacy, Dr Vaughan seeks to advance international understanding between Eastern and Western cultures and peoples.

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Created: Wed, 04 Jan 2012, 10:21:04 EST by Dr Michael Vaughan on behalf of School of Political Science & Internat'l Studies