This week: Hatoyama Ichiro’s revenge tour culminates in finally reaching the top spot as PM and in the formation of the LDP. What does the torturous road it took to get there tell us about the man, and about the politics of his time?
Itoh, Mayumi. The Hatoyama Dynasty: Japanese Political Leadership Through the Generations.
Kapur, Nick. Japan at the Crossroads: Conflict and Compromise After Anpo
Curtis, Gerald L. The Logic of Japanese Politics: Leaders, Institutions, and the Limits of Change
Some coverage from Deseret News of the declassification of information about the Hattori coup.