Has held prime ministerpresident and controlled congress for last 60 years i

Has held prime ministerpresident and controlled

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Has held prime minister/president and controlled congress for last 60 yearsi)Basically an inbred system - Ruling class of familiesii)Center right conservative party wins every yeara)No prime minister has lasted more than a year for the last 5 yearsi)They all resign because of ridiculous grid lock in governmentii)Prime ministeral parade b)Constitutional Monarchy - 2 party system controlled by a sole party1)Political Grid-Lockvii.Reinvented themselves twice in the last 150 yearsa.Likely refocus on Asiai.Not an imperial take over this timeii.Strengthen their ties with China and Korea1)Played a match of ping pongi)Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama & Chinese Pres. Hu Jintaoa)Wen Jiabao addressed Japanese Congressi)Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama & Chinese Premier Wen Jiabaob)Love fest with Chinese2)On day one they establish that they aren’t going to offend their neighborsa)Of the last 5 PMs - 4 have said (on day one) that they will not visit the Yasukuni war shrine3)Reincorporate themselves into the Asian 'hoodiii.Going to have to refocus their economy and governmentb.Down but Not Outi.Large booming economies and populationsi.China will soon surpass Japan as number 2 economy, S. Korea will break top 10 ii.They are realizing their economic future lies in China, Korea and India a.Increasing trade ties, lowering tariffs etc.b.Japan is an Associate member now along with (India, S. Korea, China)i.Encompassing of half of the world's population1)If they associate members join ASEAN will be the largest trade block in human historyii.
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