Hironori Sasada degree icon

Associate Professor

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Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Hokkaido University

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Japanese Politics

Spring Semester 2017

[Course abstract] This is an introductory course on contemporary Japanese politics. The course will cover the politics and government of post-WWII Japan focusing on Japanese power structure, party politics, political culture, social policies, and recent changes. Throughout the course, we will discuss the following themes: Who governs Japan? How are decisions made in Japanese policymaking process? How has Japan’s politics changed over time?

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