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

Willy Jou, Masahisa Endo, Yoshihiko Takenaka

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    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
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep 1



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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Sociology and Political Science

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