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Koizumi carried the day: Did the Japanese election results make people happy and unhappy?

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Tsutsui, Y., Miles Kimball, and F. Ohtake. 2010. "Koizumi carried the day: Did the Japanese election results make people happy and unhappy?" European Journal of Political Economy, 26(1): 12-24.

This paper investigates whether the Japanese people were happy and unhappy with the general election conducted on September 11, 2005, in which the Prime Minister, Koizumi, won a landslide victory. We conducted a large survey just after the election to ask people how happy they were and which party the had supported. Although there are consistent tendencies that supporters of ruling parties were happier and supporters of opposition parties were unhappier, the effect was not significant. Considering the results of previous studies that showed that Americans demonstrated significant responses to the result of a presidential election, this study suggests that the Japanese people are indifferent to politics. (c) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI:10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2009.08.002 (Full Text)

Country of focus: Japan.

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