Symposium - ICU DIALOGUES: Democracy in Japan: Broken, Transforming, Stagnant?
15:10-17:30, October 24, 2018
"Democracies are being challenged globally by authoritarian alternatives and illiberal forms of government. Japan continues to buck these trends with regular elections and political parties that represent different political inclinations. Notwithstanding, critics argue that Japan’s democracy is flawed with low participation rates and a paucity in viable alternatives to the ruling party. This panel discussion aims to examine Japan’s democracy debating whether its in stagnation, decline or in transformation. Through speaker dialogue, debate and an interactive Q&A extended session we hope to engage in a more nuanced discussion of the state of democracy in Japan."
International Conference Room, Dialogue House, ICU
Tobias Harris, Japanese politics expert, Vice- President for Teneo Intelligence
Tomohito Shinoda, International University of Japan, Graduate School of International Relations
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