Japan: All change

In September Junichiro Koizumi will stand down as President of the Liberal Democratic Party and so end his reign as Prime Minister of Japan. People are beginning to ask if the new leadership could see a return to old-style Japanese politics, or whether the Koizumi revolution will have a longer lasting impact. Have things really changed during the Koizumi era and what are likely to be the key issues for his successor?

The World Today
Published 1 August 2006 Updated 15 October 2020 4 minute READ

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