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Politics of Japan

In Japan, the type of government is a Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy. In Japan, the legislative power is vested in a Diet. The head of the government is Naruhito. The governmental structure of a country determines the manner in which laws are written, approved, and interpreted. Government type determines the manner in which elections are held as well as the country's system of policing its citizens. The term of office of the head of state in Japan lasts until the next succession. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The Global Peace Index (GPI) for Japan is 1.323. Due to strong law enforcement presence and high social responsibility, Japan is very safe by international standards. The strength of legal rights index for Japan is 4. Overall, it is considered to be rather inadequate - bancrupcy and collateral laws are able to protect the rights of borrowers and lenders to some degree; credit information may be sufficient, but hardly available, or, the oppoiste case, available but not sufficient.

Government

In Japan, the head of the government is Naruhito. The government system of Japan is a Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy. In Japan, the legislative power is vested in a Diet; this is a Bicameral legislative body, and therefore a Bicameral Diet. According to the World Bank Group, the government effectiveness index of Japan is 1.82. This indicates that the government of Japan is very effective. Citizens enjoy highly effective social, public, and civil services, and the overall morale in Japan is high. Government actions are efficient and expeditious, and dangerous situations are highly unlikely as a result.

Unions and alliances

This section deals with a list of unions Japan is a member of.

Japan is a member of the United Nations (UN). Japan is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Japan is a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Japan is a member of the International Monetery Fun (IMF). To read more about when Japan became a member of these unions and what additional political unions and alliances Japan is part of, click on Japan membership in international unions.

Freedom in Japan

With regard to political and civil freedoms, Japan is 1. Citizens in Japan experience total freedom. The majority of countries in which citizens enjoy expansive civil liberties and political freedoms are representative democracies, in which officials are directly elected by citizens to advocate for their needs and desires. Free countries are often bolstered by healthy economies and high-functioning governments. To read more about freedom level in Japan click on Freedom in Japan.