Rebranding the DPJ: Old Wine in a New Bottle?

Author: Nippon.com

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

This data analysis, “Rebranding the DPJ: Old Wine in a New Bottle?,” is available through a partnership between Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and Nippon.com. The article originally was written and published on March 28, 2016. For the original posting, click here.   Seeking to improve their electoral fortunes, the Democratic Party of Japan and Japan

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JPP: Abe remains strong ahead of major decisions

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is entering a critical period in the life of his government, with several important decisions and actions coming within the next few months. The good news for him is that opinion polls suggest he is entering this period in a position of strength.

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JPP: Abe government’s approval ratings stabilize, but public still cool towards policies

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

New polls from NHK and the Asahi Shimbun show that the Abe government’s support remains stable despite the public’s negative attitudes regarding the government’s policies. If anything, support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is strengthening.

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JPP: Voters not yet convinced by opposition party maneuvers, DPJ-JIP merger

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

Several polls have found that voters expect little from the DPJ-JIP merger, suggesting that the re-launch of the DPJ under a new name—which may be only slightly different from the old name—will not result in a burst of enthusiasm for the party ahead of the July elections.

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