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Landslide victory, yes. Public satisfaction, no.

The December 14, 2014 Japan general election was probably the gloomiest and most somber election I have ever witnessed; if you didn’t know it was election day you might as well have not noticed at all. 696 more words


Voter turnout was terrible, but Abe still claims mandate with LDP-Komeito victory

Yesterday I made the haphazard forecast that voter turnout wouldn’t be as bad as everyone was predicting. I was wrong. Voter turnout was the lowest in post-war history. 476 more words

Japanese Domestic Politics

Lower House Election Musings: Voter Turnout Might Be Higher Than Expected

Outside of making a sophomoric analysis a few weeks ago, I have avoided writing about the upcoming Lower House election. I am still a political analysis amateur and, as the illustrious Michael Cusek… 722 more words

Japanese Domestic Politics

Photo Session Giveaway x2

It’s been a long time since I’ve held a session giveaway contest.

So, LDP is ending this year with a bang. We are giving away TWO sessions for FREE. 183 more words

Rassegna settimanale Giappone e Corea del Sud: 01 - 07 dicembre

01 dicembre – Giappone: arriva il declassamento di Moody’s
Moody’s ha declassato il rating del Giappone, mettendo in guardia dalle crescenti incertezze e paure sulla sua situazione del debito, la cui incidenza sul Pil al 230 per cento circa è la più elevata al mondo, e sull’insuccesso del premier Shinzo Abe nel rilanciare l’economia. 813 more words

Rassegna Settimanale

Japan: Polls predict easy victory for Abe in Dec 14 election

A man walks past posters of Japanese Prime Minister and ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader Shinzo Abe displayed at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo on Thursday. 386 more words

Japan’s Snap Election Won’t Ease Abe’s Woes

By Corey Wallace

When Abe dissolved the lower house on 21 November 2014 and called a snap election for December, top leaders in the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and New Komeito identified keeping 270 seats as the low-water mark, which would represent a loss of 56 seats. 926 more words

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