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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 10 September, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 10 September, 2009, 12:00am
 

Go to the Young Post website, choose 'Listening' from the menu and find the sound clips for this week's exercise. Each relates to a question below

Question 1

According to Ian Young, who has been defeated after ruling Japan since the end of the second world war?

a. The conservatives

b. The liberals

c. The Americans

d. The Shogunate

Question 2

Put the following Japanese prime ministersin the order of their election.

a. Shinzo Abe

b. Taro Aso

c. Yasuo Fukuda

d. Junichiro Koizumi

Question 3

According to Yukio Hatoyama, why did Japanese voters desert the party which has ruled Japan since the second world war?

a. They want more welfare spending

b. They want Japan to rely more on East Asian nations instead of the US

c. They are sick of conservative policies

d. They are sick of one-party domination

Question 4

According to the poll, why did Japanese voters desert the party which has ruled Japan since the second world war?

a. They want Japan to introduce more welfare spending

b. They want Japan to rely more on East Asian nations instead of the US.

c. They are sick of conservative policies

d. They are sick of one-party domination

Question 5

Circle the types of left-wing policies the new leadership has campaigned for.

a. More globalisation

b. Move away from more globalisation

c. Support for families who have children

d. Support for families with no children

Question 6

According to Ian, what are the problems faced by the LDP?

a. Strong government, weak leadership

b. Weak government, strong leadership

c. Weak government, weak leadership

d. It ran out of campaign money

Question 7

Circle the challenges the defeated party faces.

a. Leadership crisis

b. Image crisis

c. Financial crisis

d. Cultural crisis

Question 8

According to Ian Young, what type of difficulties did the mainland have with previous LDP leaders?

a. Trade disagreements

b. Border disagreements

c. controversial visits to a war shrine

d. controversial visits by dissidents

Did you know?

The document which Japanese government and politics are based on was drafted by US Marines at the end of the second world war. Japan is governed by a constitutional monarchy, with power being exercised by elected civilians. The power of the emperor is very limited.

Answers:

1. a, 2. Koizumi; Abe; Fukuda; Aso, 3. a, 4. d, 5. b; c, 6. a, 7. a, 8. c

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