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The Abe Restoration : Contemporary Japanese Politics and Reformation, Hardback Book

The Abe Restoration : Contemporary Japanese Politics and Reformation Hardback


Shinzo Abe returned to office as Prime Minister of Japan 2012, leading the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) for a second time.

This book examines how Abe has sought a restoration of Japanese primacy at three levels: political, through the restoration of the traditional postwar parliamentary dominance of the LDP; economic, through his signature policy known as "Abenomics," which aims to restore Japan's economic prosperity and end decades-long deflationary stagnation; and strategic, in which Abe wishes to restore Japan to a prominent role in regional and international security by reinterpreting and potentially altering or even abolishing Article 9 of the constitution, which would allow greater deployment of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces.

This study argues that Abe has achieved overall political dominance, being re-elected in 2014, and has passed controversial legislation allowing Japan to exercise collective self-defense, but it also contends that Abenomics has yet to lift the country out of its long-running deflationary stagnation.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 184 pages, 3 Tables, unspecified
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
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  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9781498516761

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