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Contents List of Abbreviations and Japanese Terms ix Note on Conventions xi Introduction 1 1. The Anti-Westminsterian Roots of Japan’s Parliamentary Cabinet System, 1868–1946 31 2. Comprador Cabinets and Democracy by the Sword, 1946–1955 83 3. Corporatist Cabinets and the Emergence of the “1955 System,” 1955–1972 115 4. Confederate Cabinets and the Demise of the “1955 System,” 1972–1993 143 5. Disjoined Cabinets—Act I: Coalition Governments and the Lost Decades, 1993–2006 167 6. Disjoined Cabinets—Act II: Twisted Diets and Lost Leadership Opportunity, 2006–2013 189 Conclusion 211 Acknowledgments 223 Appendix A. Japanese Cabinets and Cabinet Ministers Database 225 Appendix B. Ministers’ Parliamentary and Social Attributes 227 Appendix C. Ministerial Hierarchy 231 Notes 235 Selected References 245 Index 269 ...


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