Commentary | 19 September 2006

Koizumi rewrote the rulers' rule book

In an opinion piece in the Australian Financial Review, Dr Malcolm Cook of the Lowy Institute argues that the Japanese political system has been remoulded under the leadership of retiring Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. Koizumi's legacy is a revitalised ruling party, a more conservative leaning opposition party and a more assertive Japan. Australian Financial Review, 19 September 2006, p. 63

Malcolm Cook

  • Malcolm Cook

In an opinion piece in the Australian Financial Review, Dr Malcolm Cook of the Lowy Institute argues that the Japanese political system has been remoulded under the leadership of retiring Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. Koizumi's legacy is a revitalised ruling party, a more conservative leaning opposition party and a more assertive Japan. Australian Financial Review, 19 September 2006, p. 63

Malcolm Cook

  • Malcolm Cook