The Election of Ishihara: A Symbol of Rising Nationalism in Japan?

Author
Christopher P. Hood
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Chatham House
Abstract
Ishihara Shintaro, known for his strong views particularly on Japan's relationship with the United States, became Governor of Tokyo on 11 April 1999. This paper considers the significance of his election, and whether it symbolizes a rise in nationalism in Japan.
Topic
International Relations, Nationalism, Politics
Political Geography
United States, Japan, Israel, Tokyo