Monday, August 31, 2009

Japan's Election -- News And Analysis Updates August 31, 2009

Yukio Hatoyama, third from left, leader of Democratic Party of Japan, places a flower on the name of a party member who was announced a winner at Laforet Museum Roppongi in Tokyo, Japan. Getty Images

Rise Of A New Era In Japan -- Wall Street Journal

A 50-Year Dominance Ends as Voters Oust LDP; Rivals to Spend More, Weigh U.S. Ties

TOKYO -- Japanese voters overwhelmingly rejected the party that has largely ruled their nation for most of the past half a century, choosing instead an untested rival to grapple with an enfeebled economy and an aging society.

The historic change in government could usher in a new era for Japanese politics that replaces the staid consensus that guided Japan in its postwar boom years with a more fractious, competitive environment. The upstart Democratic Party of Japan and the establishment Liberal Democratic Party share similar positions on a number of issues. But the more-liberal DPJ is pushing an ambitious and expensive domestic spending agenda with an eye toward reigniting Japan's economy.

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More News On Japan's General Election

Japan's election results -- AP
A glance at Japan's parliamentary elections -- AP
Record 54 women elected in Japan --
With Bold Stand, Japan Opposition Wins a Landslide -- New York Times
A landslide victory for the DPJ in Japan -- Economist
Japan victor hails 'revolution' -- BBC
Japanese voters reject longtime ruling party -- L.A. Times
Japan's opposition crushes LDP in landmark victory -- Christian Science Monitor
Ruling Party Is Routed In Japan -- Washington Post
Japan's Opposition Wins Election in Landslide -- Voice of America
Ruling party swept away in Japanese election rout -- The Australian
Japanese turf ruling party -- Toronto Star
Japan awakes to new era as opposition sweeps into power -- The Guardian
Japan's victorious Democrats in talks over new govt -- Yahoo News/AFP
Japan's post-election market euphoria short-lived -- AFP
Japan Democrats take power, fiscal challenges loom -- Yahoo News/Reuters
Japan opposition takes on economy after landslide -- Yahoo News/AP
Japan Democrats take power, fiscal challenges loom -- Forbes
FACTBOX-Policy challenges facing Japan's next govt -- Reuters
Q+A: Japan PM-elect may ruffle U.S. on security issues -- Reuters
China sees chance of Japanese remorse -- Asia Times
Singapore PM congratulates DPJ's victory in elections -- China View
Q+A: What happens next after Japanese election? -- Reuters
Pivotal moment in Japan's history -- The Australian
Tough times ahead for LDP, Japan's fallen giant -- Asia One
Japan's Aso Steps Down as Head of Ruling Party -- Time Magazine
Likely Japanese PM Hardly a Natural Politician -- Washington Post
The part alcohol played in the landslide victory of the Democratic Party of Japan -- The Telegraph
An Insider's Revolution -- Daniel Sneider, Washington Post opinion.
Japan's World Turned Upside Down -- Tobias Harris, Observing Japan
Japan's Electoral Tsunami -- Jeff Kingston, Foreign Policy
Japan Throws the Bums Out -- Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal

1 comment:

Joy Reed said...

I hope this makes things better for Japan.