• The New Political Forces Emerging in Japan

    The failure of the Democratic Party of Japan government to meet voters’ expectations for fundamental change and the declining prestige of established political parties has resulted in new political forces entering the spotlight, like the “Osaka Restoration Association.” This series examines these emerging political tendencies in Japan in a bid to uncover whether they are simply the latest incarnation of voter dissatisfaction or rather a development aimed at transforming Japan’s political landscape.