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For more analysis of the Japanese political situation, we are joined by Professor Tao Wenzhao from the Tsinghua Center for China-US Relations.Welcome, Professor.
Q1: The DPJ swept to power in last September's lower house elections, overthrowing the LDP, which had ruled Japan almost uninterruptedly for about half a century. Following their mauling in these latest elections, do you think the party now faces a power threat?
Q2: Japan has had six prime ministers in four years. What impact do you think this frequent power alternation has on Japanese society and Japan's international image?