Japanese Elections

Japan could have a new government soon if the ruling party is defeated in this weekend's elections. Opinion polls suggest it is a long way behind the opposition, which blames the government for its handling of the recent recession. Duncan Bartlett examines why the government has become so unpopular and asks how the opposition intends to change Japan.

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Fri 28 Aug 2009 04:40 GMT

BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

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