Japan's Legislature Analytical Essay by Nicky

Japan's Legislature
This paper discusses the system of government in Japan.
# 145483 | 1,244 words | 8 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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In this article, the writer examines Japan's government system and legislative power. The writer maintains that Japan is certainly facing significant changes in its electoral and general politics. The writer discusses that while upheaval and instability are themselves disadvantages, it is nonetheless to Japan's advantage to move towards a more democratic type of rulership. Indeed, globalization and business have necessitated a closer inter-global connection among countries than has ever been the case in the history of the world. The writer argues that hence a more democratic electoral system would more closely associate Japan with other countries as a business partner in terms of both expansion from Japan and allowing foreign businesses to enter the country. The writer concludes that Japan's current situation is exemplary of political systems that serve their terms and are discarded in favor of new systems that are better representative of the country's needs.

From the Paper:

"Those serving the lower house are elected for a membership period of four years maximum. When the lower house is dissolved, by-elections are called by the upper house. The lower house consists of several parties, of which the one with the most votes holds power until the next election. This party then also nominates the Prime Minister, which is usually the party president. The cabinet generally consists of Diet members.
"When compared, it becomes clear that there are several clear differences between the United States and Japanese systems of government. The former is for example subject to a separation of powers, and a system of checks and balances of these powers upon each other. Japan's system, on the other hand, fuses the traditional with the new in a cohesive system of executive and legislative powers. The latter are then represented by the Lower House. As in the United States, the Supreme Court has the power of judicial review and also to declare legislation ..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • ACE Electoral Knowledge Network. (2008). Japan: Description of the Electoral System. http://aceproject.org/ero-en/regions/asia/JP/Japan%20-%20The%20Electoral%20System.htm/view
  • ACE Project (2008). Japan: Adapting to a New Electoral System. http://aceproject.org/ace-en/topics/es/esy/esy_jp
  • Christensen, Ray (2004). Japanese Electoral Politics: Creating a New Party System. The Journal Of Japanese Studies, Vol. 30, No. 2. http://muse.jhu.edu/login?uri=/journals/journal_of_japanese_studies/v030/30.2christensen.html
  • Japan Reference (2004). Japan's political system. http://www.jref.com/society/japan_political_system.shtml
  • Miyazaki, Jamie. (2003, Nov. 12). Japan: Twos a party, three's a crowd? Asia Times Online. http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Japan/EK12Dh03.html

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