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Questions relating to the government or politics of the State of Japan.

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Why is the National Diet of Japan so similar to the Houses of Parliament of the UK

For a new job I need to learn a considerable amount about political systems in Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Norway. Reading about the National Diet of Japan I notice that it holds of a lot of similarities ...
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Why has Japan been largely pacifist since WWII?

Japan has been largely pacifist since WWII. Although it does have armed forces, I've heard that the country hasn't killed anyone in combat since WWII. While I assume that WWII, the deadliest war in ...
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Do Japanese governments support fluoridation?

Do Japanese governments support fluoridation? Wikipedia's article on fluoridation states that less than 1% of Japan receives water fluoridation. However, not all countries supply fluoride via water. ...
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Is discrimination against hibakushas (atomic bomb victims) legal?

Hibakushas, literally "explosion-affected people", were victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Some of them, and their descendants, faced discrimination. Via Wikipedia: Studs ...
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Does Japan have any military?

I know their military was defeated in World War II, but do they have an army today? Did Japan ever regain any military force? I'd think they'd at least have a police force.
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Is Japan allowed to shoot drones in Japanese airspace under international law?

In Japan will stand up to China, says PM Shinzo Abe, there's mention of Japanese plans to shoot down Chinese drones: The statement was referring to reports that Mr Abe had approved defence plans ...
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Why is Japan more revisionist about its World War II era actions than Germany?

Germany and Japan both committed horrific crimes against humanity in the lead up to, and during world war II. Both countries are now more or less democracies. Yet the two countries seem to have dealt ...
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Is it common for anti-war groups to oppose nuclear power?

I came across the article 'Don't make the mistake we did': Fukushima survivor to Queensland, which mentions the Japanese organization Peace Boat (Wikipedia, official website) opposing uranium mining ...