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Unformatted text preview: PARC : policy affairs reasearch councle . .. group specialized in policy making and they did everything possible for them to be passed in the diet. Yeung168@u.wash. ........ edu In general, which is more important fo understanding contemporary Japanese politics, structure (institutions) or culture? Discuss with reference to relevant topics of the course. Both support your side (structure or culture) and raize evidence to undermine the other side. Structure ideas:-Bureocrats . .. and how they influenced alot of stuff / amakudari and how it brought into the picture the big businesses / civil society is an example of this . .. the bureocrats decide who passes and who doesnt. They take a lot of power because they are in charge of the small details that no one has time for. Culture:...
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