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2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
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PSC 145 - (BH, CC) Japan: Government and Politics

Semester Hours: 3
Once a year
The Japanese political system, focusing upon the evolution of Japan as a modern nation-state since the Meiji Restoration of 1868.  Examines the clash between traditional Japanese culture and modernizing pressures from the West.  Special attention to the right-wing ideology that has shaped modern Japan and to the opponents of that ideology; the political impact of Japan’s economic development through technological innovation; the dynamics of contemporary Japanese party politics and mass political participation: Japan’s role in global affairs.





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