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Scandals During the Abe Administrations

  • Matthew M. Carlson
  • Steven R. Reed
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Abstract

This chapter provides a detailed overview of the scandals that plagued the Abe administration between the 2014 and 2017 elections. After briefly profiling the cabinet members who embarrassed the government, the authors describe two scandals of a new type: sontaku scandals. These sontaku scandals involve special treatment given to projects associated with Prime Minister Shinzō Abe or his wife, but do not charge either with having done anything improper. Instead, bureaucrats seem to have acted in anticipation that it would please the prime minister.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew M. Carlson
    • 1
  • Steven R. Reed
    • 2
  1. 1.University of VermontBurlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Policy StudiesChuo UniversityHachiojiJapan

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