The Core of Japanese Democracy

Latent Interparty Politics

  • Authors
  • Yasumasa Kuroda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Yasumasa Kuroda
    Pages 27-55
  3. Yasumasa Kuroda
    Pages 57-89
  4. Yasumasa Kuroda
    Pages 91-133
  5. Yasumasa Kuroda
    Pages 135-141
  6. Yasumasa Kuroda
    Pages 143-183
  7. Yasumasa Kuroda
    Pages 185-207
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 209-254

About this book


This book seeks to explain how politics actually operates in the Japanese Diet using the author's bilayer theory or dual power structure theory. It is about how politics in Japan operates behind closed doors and how laws are actually made in the Diet. While some parts of the process remain hidden-subterfuge is inherently part of politics-the author uses interviews with party officials, current and former kokkai taisaku-inkai committee members of all parties in the Diet to elucidate the process as much as possible.


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