In this episode, Roméo Marcantuoni (Waseda) gauges how the surprise resignation of former Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and the upcoming snap election will impact Japan's opposition parties, especially in light of a series of surprising victories in elections around the country that raised questions about whether or not the ruling Liberal Democratic Party would finally lose control and about the health of Japan's democracy.
Read Roméo's latest article on Japanese opposition parties in Tokyo Review at: https://www.tokyoreview.net/2021/10/japans-opposition-is-this-the-year/
What is Japan on the Record?
The podcast where scholars of Japanese studies bring their expertise to bear on issues in the news. Hosted and produced by Tristan R. Grunow, Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Japanese History at Pacific University.