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Modern Management and Good Old Tradition

Modern Management and Good Old Tradition G P D THE election culled by Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone on December 18, 1983, was the fourteenth general election since Japan's new post-war constitution came into effect in 1949. This means that on an average the Japanese have gone to the polls every two and a half years. In party terms Japanese politics has shown no change. The Liberal Democratic Party has ruled unchanged. But there have been frequent changes in the leadership of LDP, Yoshida, Hatoyama, Kishi, Sato, Ikeda, Tanaka, Ohira, Miki and Naka- sone have been prime ministers during these thirty-four years. Nine prime ministers in thirty-four years would mean that the average term of a prime minister has been that of about 3.7 years or so. Political instability very much like in Italy or pre- de Gaulle France has been a marked feature of Japanese politics. In Japan the prime ministers and governments are rather fragile material. They do not last.

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