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Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 18:00 - 20:00

Can the opposition avoid repeating the disastrous political experience of Shinshinto,
the unmourned New Frontier Party of 1994-1997?

Harunobu Yonenaga
Former Journalist & House of Councillors
Chris Winkler
German Institute for Japanese Studies
Language: The roundtable will be conducted in English

"Party Like It's 1994"

In 1994, Japan's political opposition, fragmented into numerous small parties, gathered their ideologically diverse ranks into a single, larger party in order to offer a credible alternative to the dominant Liberal Democratic Party. Fast forward exactly twenty years to 2014: Japan's political opposition, fragmented into numerous small parties, is planning to gather their ideologically diverse ranks into a single, larger party in order to offer a credible alternative to the dominant Liberal Democratic Party. Can and will the opposition avoid repeating the disastrous political experience of Shinshinto, the unmourned New Frontier Party of 1994-1997?

 Harunobu Yonenaga was an experienced television news journalist who later served as a House of Councillors lawmaker from 2007-2013.

 Chris Winkler is a scholar specializing in Japanese politics and based at the German Institute of Japanese Studies.

 The Politics Roundtable is a monthly study session series at the FCCJ featuring expert analysis and insider insights on Japanese politics, all in the English language. These Roundtables are open only to FCCJ Members and those non-members invited by Members on a one-time trial basis. Don't forget to bring your meishi, as this will also be an opportunity to network with others!

 Please reserve in advance, still & TV cameras inclusive. Reservations and cancellations are not complete without confirmation.

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Harunobu Yonenaga            Chris Winkler

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