Campaign Finance: Japan

February 2, 2010

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The Supreme Court's recent decision forbidding government to ban corporate spending in candidate elections has major implications for elections in this country. Today, we're looking at how other countries conduct their elections and how the flow of money affects the political process. It's part of our occasional series Here, There.

Earlier, we talked about Germany and the U.K. Next we'll examine a very different case: Japan.

Kenji Hayao is a political science professor at Boston College. He's with us by phone from his home in Massachusetts. Thanks for being here…