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A Counter-Example For Taiwan In The Conservative Resurgence In Japan?

The example of the rise of Yuriko Koike’s “Party of Hope” in Japan, offers an example in a mirror darkly for Taiwan, perhaps. Namely, what Japan offers as a counter-example for Taiwan is the failure of democratic politics in allowing for the rise of two starkly conservative parties which do not substantially differ in their politics. Nevertheless, there may be some lessons to be learned for Taiwan... Read More

After a Victory of the Japanese Right, Which Way Forward for the Student Movement in Japan?

After a resounding victory by Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party in Upper House elections, it would appear that the ground has been cleared for Abe to push for the reinterpretation of Article 9 of the Japanese constitution. What next, then, for the student movement opposed to constitutional reinterpretation?... Read More