BiographyVisiting researcher, Keio University (2012-2013, Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship)
Internship, Japanese Diet (2009)
Visiting scholar, Kwansei Gakuin University (2008-2009)
Japanese language course, Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute, Kansai (2006)
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Foreign policy of Japan.
Decision-making process in Japan.
Published: Aug 30, 2011 by Asian Journal of Political Science
Authors: Karol Zakowski
Subjects: Asian Studies
This article examines the nature of the two-party system in Japan. The electoral reform of 1994 has finally led to an alternation of power, but contrary to the predictions of the reformers, the competition between two major Japanese parties is not based on any substantial differences in their political programs.