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The Analysis of Japanese Lawmakers' Conservative Orientations under Abe Regime

RheeBeom Lee 1

1강릉원주대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the conservative tendencies of Japanese Dietmen. To analyze them, Asahi Shimbun and Mainichi Shimbun’s survey data conducted against Japanese Dietmen candidates have been utilized. And their responses to political ideology and 14 policies expressing well their liberal and conservative stances were used. Results of the analysis proved that their levels of hard line conservatism are much higer than the general public in Japan. Especially, House of Representatives of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party(LDP) occupying more than 60% of the seats, are almost hard line conservatives. LDP members of the House of Councilors are, but not as much as the Representatives, not much different. The direct impact to the hard line conservatism of LDP members by Prime Minister Abe, who has served as the LDP president from September 2012, is relatively low. However, Prime Minister Abe's continuous claims of ‘Regain of a strong Japan’ and ‘Pride in Japan history’ has been an evident guide of the hard-line conservatism of them.

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