Abstract

Abstract:

The Shinzo Abe administration, the longest in Japanese history, came to an abrupt halt in September 2020. This article argues that while the Abe administration has strengthened democratic control at the institutional level in certain respects, he has gone too far in undermining the norms and practices that underpin democracy in Japan. While the Yoshihide Suga administration is expected to continue along these lines, the prospect of growing economic disparities in society, as well as the spread of misinformation and disinformation, will weigh on Japanese democracy.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3214
Print ISSN
1045-5736
Pages
pp. 81-95
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-11
Open Access
No
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