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Politics and public opinion in Japan. by Robert A. Scalapino

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Published by Foreign Policy Association in New York .
Written in English



  • Japan,
  • Japan.


  • Political parties -- Japan,
  • Public opinion -- Japan,
  • Japan -- Politics and government -- 1945-

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Edition Notes

SeriesForeign policy reports,, v. 27, no. 1
LC ClassificationsD410 .F65 vol. 27, no. 1
The Physical Object
Pagination11 p.
Number of Pages11
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL28582M
LC Control Numbersd 51000026

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