An appraisal of Japan's ''right turn'': Citizen-government congruence and ideological understanding

Willy Jou, Masahisa Endo, Yoshihiko Takenaka

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Abstract

The conservative Liberal Democratic Party won overwhelming victories in the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016 elections in Japan. We discuss whether this reflected a rightward shift in the electorate, by examining how major parties and leaders are identified with particular ideological poles, and citizen-government distance on a range of issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)910-932
Number of pages23
JournalAsian Survey
Volume57
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep 1

Keywords

  • Congruence
  • Ideology
  • Japan
  • Liberal Democratic Party
  • Right-wing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science

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