Saturday, July 10, 2010

Writing on the Upper House election

Here is a collection of essays and articles on tomorrow's Japanese election (including some shameless self promotion of my own writing):


Japan Echo - Rethinking the House of Councillors

Jeff Kingston - Can anyone govern Japan?

Karel van Wolferen - Japan's stumbling revolution

Ampontan - Are Japan's DPJ really democrats?

Observing Japan - The meaning of the Upper House election

Japan Echo - Challenges for Prime Minister Kan

Richard Smart (sorry!) - Change Postponed?


Jake Adelstein - The Last Yakuza

Mari Yamaguchi - Japan split over maiden names and foreign suffrage (nice, short link here,);_ylt=AmT1505kmhLUmcJEN6PpK7unxQ8F;_ylu=X3oDMTJyNmtibWg4BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwNzA4L2FzX2phcGFuX21haWRlbl9uYW1lcwRwb3MDNARzZWMDeW5fcGFnaW5hdGVfc3VtbWFyeV9saXN0BHNsawNqYXBhbnNwbGl0b3Y-

Yuri Kageyama - Tweets in Japan fall silent in election campaign

Ourmani Nabiko - Crap. Left the headline till last and ran...

Richard Smart - Sounding out on the election (sorry again)

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