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How long is the maximum term for a Japanese prime minister? Is there one? MrJones 20:37, 21 Oct 2003 (UTC)

Page organization[edit]

Would it be prudent to remove the section regarding 'basic facts' and replace it with a cross-reference to the 'Japan' article? If not a removal, perhaps a prioritization of what should and should not be in that section? Jcbstallion

I made the following changes MrJones 19:40, 25 Oct 2003 (UTC)

I belive we need to make these articles associated to the politics of Japan much better. First of all like in Sweden with the template,

needs to be done for Japan's political topohraphy. We also can learn from this very informative and pedagogical articles Prime Minister of Sweden, Government of Sweden, List of cabinets of Sweden Lord Metroid 23:53, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

one of these politics will be popular by the presidential.The politics is also mostly by the governemt. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.188.184.34 (talk) 20:25, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Removed these facts.[edit]

Capital: Tokyo

Country name: conventional long form: none conventional short form: Japan

Data code: JA


Worked these facts and links into the text if they weren't there already.[edit]

Executive branch: head of government: Prime Minister Koizumi Junichiro (since April 2001)

cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the prime minister

Constitution: May 3 1947

Government type: constitutional monarchy (see also: Japan Constitution)

chief of state: Emperor Akihito (since January 7, 1989)


Yet to be worked in[edit]

election of the Prime Minister: none; the monarch is hereditary; the Diet designates the prime minister; the constitution requires that the prime minister must command a parliamentary majority, therefore, following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or leader of a majority coalition in the House of Representatives usua

Jcbstallion, 28-Oct-2003[edit]

Per my changelog cross-reference, I'll detail my changes a bit here. I divided the page more clearly into sections, particularly when it came to the different government branches. I moved some of the content around to make it consistent with the sections. I changed a little bit of wording in the Legislative section, but nothing overly noteworthy. I focused more upon the Executive Section -- especially the Cabinet and the list of current members. Also, in the 'Recent political developments' portion, I changed the wording in the sentence regarding Koizumi's victory. That's about it. Go Wikipedia!

Great work! It is informative, well-written! Brilliant! -- Taku 22:05, Oct 28, 2003 (UTC)

I started posting each party's diet seats in their respective wiki articles. Should the seat distribution also be mentioned here? JCB 05:07, 10 Nov 2003 (UTC)

I think each house article, the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors are good place to mention the number of seats because the number in the house is what matters after all. Some kind of brief tables or lists of distribution are definitely interesting. -- Taku 07:10, Nov 10, 2003 (UTC)

"For historical reasons, the system is similar to that in the United Kingdom"[edit]

Can someone please elaborate on these "historical reasons?" - Sekicho 21:27, Sep 15, 2004 (UTC)

Iwakura's mission, as I was taught, included comparing the various governments in Europe and the USA. Of the German, US and British systems, the best was considered to be the British.Elijahmeeks 18:47, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

That is basically true, though over time the government was made to resemble the German Imperial system more and more. So you can trace elements of both British and German influence in the system. For example, the coutr system is decidedly continental (it is not the British adversarial system with jurors), while the parliamentary system more closely remsembles the British. ALC Washington 00:07, 26 January 2006 (UTC)


I'm only familiar with the history regarding the inspiration for the system and not its eventual evolution. I'd assume, if it hasn't been done already, those two sentences (One on Iwakura and one on the evolution of the system toward the German Imperial system) would adequately address Sekicho's request. Elijahmeeks 01:37, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

   In Germany, anyone who wants to keep his/her (good) social position stands at the Center or at a little right/left shifted position from there on political view, because regarded as a NeoNazi if shifting too right and regarded as a communist if shifting too left. -- Of course, in Germany both the extreme Right and the extreme Left have not become the ruling party since the end of World War II. --
   In Japan, the ruling party has been the complete Right, which is at the rightest in the parties of the Diet, almost completely and has always included parts of the extreme Right (, though it can be said that the Center has not existed).  So, there are a not few scholars who are hawks domestically with political view.  And this is not unrelated to that Japanese-fascistic sensationalistic action for knwon to the public and standing close to the power are able to be satisfied together domestically.
   Therefore a person telling hawk's ideas and known as an intelligentsia in Japan is usually regarded as a snob without sense in Europe.
                                    -- 06:25, 04 May 2005 (UTC)


Inaccuracy re: Komeito[edit]

The section on (New) Komeito contains the following:

  • Because it is partners with the LDP, it is unopposed to the war in Iraq.

I believe this is inaccurate. Komeito was (is), IIRC, opposed to the war, but it either shelved its opposition or was unable to do anything about the war because of its position as a member of the ruling coalition. To write that it is unopposed to the war because it is partners with LDP is misleading, as it is neither unopposed nor is there any cause-and-effect relationship involved here. I'm no friend of Komeito, but let's be fair. This comment sounds like an emotive conclusion: "Komeito is partners with LDP, ergo it [must be=] is unopposed to the war." I think the situation is far more complicated than that.... Jersey_Jim 14:58, 27 November 2005 (UTC)

What is the stub for this topic[edit]

Someone please correctly stub-sort Akira Amari. Thanks! -Theanphibian (talkcontribs) 17:49, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Never mind, I found it. -Theanphibian (talkcontribs) 17:51, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Important notice[edit]

The government section of the "Outline of Japan" needs to be checked, corrected, and completed -- especially the subsections for the government branches.

When the country outlines were created, temporary data (that matched most of the countries but not all) was used to speed up the process. Those countries for which the temporary data does not match must be replaced with the correct information.

Please check that this country's outline is not in error.

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Thank you.

General Characteristics of Agricultural, Industrial, and Information Age Political Systems Agricultural Age Political Systems: During this age Japan was ruled by a succession of monarchs. The common citizen had no property or human rights. Everything individuals did was in the name of or for the ruling family. Japan at this time was under a dictatorship which wasn't as oppressive as some off the western nations. However it was effective enough to keep the average citizen too afraid to try to change the status quo. The only time change occured was when another powerful family overthrough the existing ruling family.

Industrial Age Political Systems: This age saw political structure come to Japan. In the form of a new governmental system rather than an monarch. Japan's economy grew during this period realized there had to be a better way of managing their influx of capital. The Japanese also adapted there Constitution in this period.

Information Age Political Systems: In this age the Japanese developed there persent system of government. It is best described as a Parilmentary Democracy, because it is a conbination of the U.K. system and the U.S. system. This system guaranteed representation, the right to vote, and indidvdidual rights to all men and women over the age of 20.

Information/Data on Japan's Political System There are two main political parties in Japan, the Liberal Democratic Party, which is the conservative party in Japan, and the Socialist Party. The Liberal Democratic Party has been the ruling party for over three decades. The Japanese government is divided into three branches, the Legislative, the Executive, and the Judicial. Conclusions on Japan (Whether Primarily Agricultural, Industrial, or Information Age Re: Its Political System) In conclusion Japan is primarily an information nation because of their political system of representive Democracy. However the Japanese government is not perfect they have suffered some disgrace from a few corrupt officials. Japanese government has withstood it's hard times and they are looking forward to continued success in politices, economics, and life.(Type of Political System)


Additional Online Sources on Japan's Political System site 1 site 2 site 3 Traditional Bibliographic Sources on Japan's Political System Baker, Donald (1993), Japan's Economic Power: Routledger & Kegan Van Dyke, Vernon (1994), Japanese Human Rights and Ethnicity: McGraw Hill Publishing Barclay, William (1990), Japan The Land Of The Rising Sun: Penguin Group Publishing —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.113.210.152 (talk) 22:00, 30 January 2011 (UTC)