TOKYO – At the best of times, Japanese politics are complex, confusing, and conspiratorial. Yet even by this byzantine standard, today’s political environment in Tokyo is especially treacherous. Prime Minister Noda Yoshihiko has promised "kimereru seiji" – decisive politics – but it is unlikely that even he understands how decisive events this summer may prove to be.
PacNet #51 – D-Constructing Japanese Politics
August 15, 2012