Shin Kanemaru and the Tragedy of Japan’s Political System

  • Uldis Kruze

About this book


Shin Kanemaru (1914-1996) served as a key power broker at the national level in Japan from the 1970s until the early 1990s. He was at the heart of the '1955 system' of conservative political rule. Though never Prime Minister himself, he controlled or strongly influenced the administrations of five Japanese Prime Ministers.


Politics Japanese politics Shin Kanemaru the '55 system' political factions political power brokers economy Japan Japanese stage tragedy

Authors and affiliations

  • Uldis Kruze
    • 1
  1. 1.University of San FranciscoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-49865-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-45737-0
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