This week, we’ll see how the advent of the Liberal Democratic Party kept Japan’s socialist and communist parties from real power during the postwar era. How did we get from a revolutionary moment to permanent political sidelining for the Japanese left?
Listen to the episode here.
Kohno, Masaru. Japan’s Postwar Political Parties.
Lu, David. Japan: A Documentary History, Vol 2.
Jansen, Marius. The Making of Modern Japan.