Crisis of legitimacy for Japanese democracy (Page 22)

Friday, 19 December 2014

Lianhe Zaobao

This was an article contribution by Mr Gao Yang, a PhD candidate from the Department of Japanese Studies at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, in which he observed that the voting rate in the recent Japanese elections registered a new low of 52.66 per cent. While it seemed that the Liberal Democratic Party won a convincing victory, the low political participation rate suggested a crisis of legitimacy for Japanese democracy.

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