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  1. Still Valuable? Reconsidering the Role of Authoritarian Values Among Japanese Voters.Antonio Benasaglio Berlucchi & Airo Hino - 2022 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 23 (2):129-145.
    The Liberal Democratic Party has dominated Japanese politics since its foundation in 1955. The party's ability to support the interests of small farmers and its commitment to the middle-class through redistributive economic policies have been regarded as among the primary factors leading to its prolonged hegemony. Yet, the LDP has occasionally relied on non-economic political appeals addressing rather conservative issues such as Japan's military force and the country's traditional values. These appeals have significantly intensified under the premiership of Junichirō Koizumi (...)
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  2. Terrorist Campaigns and the Growth of the Muslim Population: A Reply to Clara Egger and Raul Magni-Berton.Seung-Whan Choi - 2022 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 23 (2):182-187.
    I am delighted to see that my study on the effect of terrorist campaigns on the growth of Muslim populations has intrigued Egger and Magni-Berton. After discussing potential theoretical and methodological shortcomings in my study, Egger and Magni-Berton conclude that there is no empirical support for the positive relationship between terror attacks and Muslim populations. Their approach of separating terrorism into Islamist and non-Islamist terrorism is an effort to advance the contemporary research on the nexus between terrorism and Islam. In (...)
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    Can Regime Change Improve Ethnic Relations? Perception of Ethnic Minorities After the 2021 Coup in Myanmar.Roman David, Aung Kaung Myat & Ian Holliday - 2022 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 23 (2):89-104.
    Regime change often exacerbates ethnic conflict. This article examines the curious case of Myanmar, where a 2021 military coup was met, on the surface, with broad-based resistance across a divided society. An important question that therefore arises is whether, below the surface, this unity also took a more positive form of national solidarity. Were deep ethnic cleavages intensified or alleviated by the 2021 coup? This question bears theoretical relevance for the study of ethnic conflict and has social relevance for a (...)
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  4. Deconstructing the ‘Yoshida Doctrine’.Hiroyuki Hoshiro - 2022 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 23 (2):105-128.
    There is a consensus that the post-war Japanese foreign policy is based on the Yoshida Doctrine or Yoshida Line, which refers to the strategies of former Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida, who relied upon US military security, and maintained limited defense forces while focusing on economic recovery and growth. This paper reconsidered the Yoshida Doctrine, referencing multiple related arguments and evidence, reaching a conclusion that post-war Japanese foreign policy should not be called the Yoshida Doctrine or Yoshida Line. The Yoshida Doctrine (...)
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  5. Electoral Coalition Signals and Voter Perceptions.Jinhyuk Jang, Charles Crabtree & Sona N. Golder - 2022 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 23 (2):167-181.
    How do electoral coalition signals affect voters' perceptions of party positions and coalition behavior in parliamentary democracies? Scholars have found that coalition signals can influence how voters view policy positions of parties. Extending research on the impact of government coalition participation on voter perceptions, a recent study found that Spanish voters update their perceptions of party positions when they receive a signal that a party joined an electoral coalition, believing it to be farther to the left if the signal was (...)
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  6. H Jentzsch (2021) Harvesting State Support: Institutional Change and Local Agency in Japanese Agriculture Toronto: University of Toronto Press.Hirofumi Kawaguchi - 2022 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 23 (2):188-191.
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    Dragon and Bear Dancing a Waltz Under the Sharp-Clawed Eagle: Three Critical Junctures, Aggravating Threat Perceptions, and Evolving Strategic Ties Between China and Russia.Jaebeom Kwon, Sung Hoon Jeh & Kihyun Lee - 2022 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 23 (2):146-166.
    In the contemporary world order, one of the most attention-getting issues is the recent consolidation of defense and strategic engagement between China and Russia, specifically since the early 2010s. Throughout a critical juncture angle, this study attempts to explain what led to the reinforcement of these China–Russia relations, and how their strategic ties have evolved. This study argues that the three critical junctures driven by the USA – the US Pivot to Asia, the Ukraine Crisis and the US-led sanctions against (...)
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    Risk, Institutions, and Policy in Decisions to Join a Start-Up Party: Evidence From the 2017 Snap Election in Japan.Masahiko Asano & Dennis Patterson - 2022 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 23 (1):34-54.
    Research has shown that Japan's parallel electoral system altered the incentives that parties and their members face when competing for lower-house seats, leading to, among other things, more policy-oriented and less personalistic elections. What is less well known is how these altered incentives affect the decisions of incumbents to stay with their current party organizations or exit and join another political party. We address this question by using data from the 2017 snap election in Japan, specifically, the exit decisions of (...)
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    Risk Society and the Politics of Food Safety Problems in China.Guanghua Han & Yida Zhai - 2022 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 23 (1):73-87.
    In China, the public has gradually shifted their focus from GDP growth to quality-of-life issues, which imposes new challenges for the government. The food safety problem, as a salient issue, is one such example. This article analyzes how food safety problems affect ordinary Chinese people's trust in the government and their attribution of governmental responsibility using nationally representative survey data. As food safety risks are unequally distributed in China, the political impact of food safety problems varies among people of different (...)
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  10. Distorted Policy Transfer and Institutional Conflicts: The Health Insurance Reform in South Korea.Seongjo Kim & Sun-Woo Lee - 2022 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 23 (1):18-33.
    Why did Korea integrate multiple health insurers into a single insurance body in 2000? This study argues that the combination of institutional frictions and reinterpretations of them led to institutional changes by reshaping coalitions of healthcare policies. This study demonstrates how the interaction between institutional mismatches and policy feedbacks caused by policy transfer distortions and actors' ideas can trigger the institutional changes. When Korean policymakers adopted the Japanese health insurance system in the 1970s and 1980s, they deliberately modify some institutional (...)
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  11. Would Violent Tactics Cost a Democratic Movement its International Support? A Critical Examination of Hong Kong's Anti-ELAB Movement Using Sentiment Analysis and Topic Modelling.Elizabeth Lui - 2022 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 23 (1):1-17.
    This paper aims to address an important yet under-studied issue – how does violence from the side of the protestors affect overseas support for a democratic movement? The importance of this question is twofold. First, while violence and radicalization are not exactly unfamiliar territories for scholars of contentious politics, they do not receive as much attention when their effects spill beyond the domestic arenas. Second, this study seeks to examine international solidarity with democratic movements at the civil society level, which (...)
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  12. Coordinating Nominations: How to Deal with an Incumbent Surplus After Electoral Reform.Jochen Rehmert - 2022 - Japanese Journal of Political Science 23 (1):55-72.
    How do parties and candidates react to electoral system reform? While the literature on causes and consequences of electoral reforms is receiving increasing attention, we lack a systematic micro-level account on how parties and candidates adopt to changes in electoral rules and district boundaries. This paper examines the case of the Japanese Liberal Democrats to explore how the party has managed to accommodate a surplus of incumbents to a reduced number of nominal tier seats following the 1994 electoral reform. By (...)
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