Matsuoka Toshikatsu (b. 1945) was a Diet representative and later Minister in the Liberal Democratic Party government of Prime Minister Koizumi. This is not a full biography but a wide-ranging political account of how this backbencher catered to local, sectional and clientele interests as he built his political power base. He thus was enabled to exercise influence over central government policy - at least for the time being. With references, bibliography and index.

Power and Pork: A Japanese Political Life

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  • ISBN

    9780731537570
  • Authors

    Mulgan, Aurelia George
  • Extent

    273
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    2006
  • Publisher

    Asia Pacific Press

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