The Monkey Cage: Japan


Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 02/17/2014

Sure, Congress is polarized. But other legislatures are more so.

If polarization is an American problem, why is it higher in other countries?

By David W. Brady  |  04:55 PM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Britain, Comparative Politics, Japan, Polarization

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 02/10/2014

How tweets helped predict the vote in the Tokyo mayoral election

The frequency of tweets regarding nuclear plants in the run up to the 2014 Tokyo mayor elections helps explain the election result.

By Steve Pickering, Seiki Tanaka and and Kyohei Yamada  |  01:50 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elections and Voting, Japan, Social Media

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 02/05/2014

In Tokyo elections, Twitter reveals voter preferences in a way surveys do not

An analysis of tweets in Japan reveals important patterns regarding the issues voters care about in upcoming mayoral elections, including some missed by traditional surveys.

By Steve Pickering, Seiki Tanaka and and Kyohei Yamada  |  02:24 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elections and Voting, Japan, Social Media