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Overview of Japanese Politics

Overview of Japanese Politics from SPICE on Vimeo.

In this video, Phillip Lipscy, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, explains the fundamentals of Japanese politics, serving as a base for future understanding of Japan's political dynamics.

The accompanying discussion guide helps students better understand Japan's parliamentary system and elections and how a constitutional monarchy operates. In addition, the differences between the "1955 system" and changes since 1993 are explored.