Can Young Blood Revive Japan's Tired Politics?

Polls show that Japanese voters are fed up with politics. They have every reason to be. Elders of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), gray-haired men in their 60s and 70s, divvy up the political spoils in musty back rooms. Time served and elections won count more than talent. And the real job of governing--deciding on national policies and drafting laws--is left to powerful bureaucrats.

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