Rocked by scandals and accusations that crucial decisions are made by non-elected officials, Japan has been called a democracy in name only. Is it?
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 How democratic is Japan's constitution?; Chapter 3 The political role of the Judiciary; Chapter 4 Human Rights; Chapter 5 Minorities; Chapter 6 Freedom of Religion; Chapter 7 Japan's Election System: An Unequal Equation; Chapter 8 Scandals; Chapter 9 Education in Japan; Chapter 10 Rearmament and the Interpretation of Article 9; Chapter 11 The Courts and the Judicial Ethos; Chapter 12 Epilogue;
Peter J. Herzog