03 Nov 2021 | AREA Ruhr Occasional Lecture Series | Prof. Dr. Axel Klein

Who voted? Who won? Who’ll run the country? A closer look at the 2021 general election in Japan.

This presentation will offer a summary of key results and a first take on the consequences of Japan’s general election, held on 31 October 2021.

Short CV
Axel Klein, PhD is a political scientists and full professor of Modern East Asian Studies and Japanese Politics at Duisburg-Essen University (Germany). Before taking his present position, he worked as Senior Research Fellow at the German Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo (2007-2011), focusing on election campaigning, demographic change and the relationship of politics and organized religion in Japan. Among others, he has produced a documentary film on Japanese elections (“Pictures at an Election”, 2008, available on Youtube since 2021), conducted extensive field research in the country and is an expert on the political party Kōmeitō.

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