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

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Are Japan's Prime Minister visits in Eastern Europe and Economic Partnership Agreement related to US withdrawal from Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Japan's Prime Minister has visited several countries in the Eastern Europe: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned from an official visit to Romania, wrapping up a five-day tour of three ...
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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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Is Japan's handling of its nuclear waste water conforming to international norms and historical precedents?

The United States on Monday (local time) extended support to Japan in its decision to release contaminated water from the wrecked Fukushima atomic power station into the sea, stating that Tokyo ...
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Why did the U.S. forced Japan to stop its government subsidized VLSI project while it also had its own government subsidized VLSI project?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VLSI_Project On Japan's side, the government was concerned about a negative impact on its relationship with the United States with regard to both national security ...
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What happens to the emperor's birthday public holiday in Japan if the emperor dies?

There're a few countries in the world where an important person's birthday is a public holiday. For Example: The Emperor's birthday in Japan What happens if the Emperor dies shortly or a long time ...
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What are resons for Prime Minister Abe Shinzo to desire amendment to Article 9 in constitution?

Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is reported to have said that "Japan cannot be a "normal state" until Japan has a fully functional armed force." There are reports that majority of the ...
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Are Western parties more analogous to the LDP or its factions?

The LDP has had near-continuous power in Japan since 1955. To Westerners accustomed to one party leading a nation for a decade or two before another one has its turn, this sounds like it would be ...
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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 ...
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Does Abe Shinzo defy Japanese cultural taboos when in a foreign or international context?

When in a non-Japanese context, is Abe Shinzo known to defy Japanese cultural taboos that would be inconvenient or problematic? Like the taboos against looking people in the eye; or speaking while ...
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Why is the international community so vocal about the Armenian genocide?

I never hear that the West is ever talking about Nanjing Massacre. This is as true as Armenian Genocide. Why is the international community so vocal about the Armenian genocide?
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Why is Japan's urban development so polarized?

I have recently seen a documentary that showed how precious is the space in Japan's large cities (example). This places the largest cities in Japan (Osaka, Tokyo) within the top cities when it comes ...
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What happens if Japan refuses to pay the U.S. for its military presence? [closed]

What happens if Japan refuses to pay the U.S. for its military presence? Is there a procedure for such a situation? Or would the U.S. simply pull its troops out of Japan and let Japan fend for itself? ...
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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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Why are Japan and South Korea two topmost lobbyist in the USA?

Why are Japan and South Korea two topmost lobbyists in the USA? What do they mostly do lobbying about? I understand other countries' concerns, but what are the agendas of Japan and South Korea?
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Why didn't Fumio Kishida and Shigeru Ishiba give up in the LDP leadership election?

Most of candidates was declined, like Tarō Asō and Tomomi Inada. Why Kishida and Ishiba wasn't declined? It is because of the rule of Liberal-Democratic Party, or other candidates gave up?
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What policies have been discussed or implemented to tackle Celibacy Syndrome in Japan [closed]

As we know that Japan is struggling with the problem of Celibacy Syndrome. What strategic steps has Japan taken to end its fight with celibacy syndrome? What policies have been implemented?
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Why does Japan allow unlimited terms for their Prime Ministers?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_term_limits Why does Japan allow unlimited terms for their Prime Ministers? I saw that Japan allows unlimited 4-years terms for their Prime Minister ...
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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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Why there is so little western coverage of Japan Emperor's conciliatory tone in his 2015 New Year speech? [closed]

According to Japan Times, Emperor Akihito issued a call to learn from history: “I think it is most important for us to take this opportunity to study and learn from the history of this war, ...
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Why was the USA planning on attacking Japan *before* Japan's attack on Pearl Harbour? [closed]

According to Wikipedia, Japan attacked Pearl Harbour to prevent the US Pacific Fleet from interfering with its actions in South-East Asia. However, Noam Chomsky, referring to Michael Sherry's The ...
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Why is Japan considered a Great Power, but South Korea is not? [closed]

Great powers by date List of modern great powers Why is Japan considered a Great Power, but South Korea is not?

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