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Japan’s Democracy: Lessons and Reflections 3 | Civil Society, Diversity, and Media

This report serves as a record of the third discussion for “Japan’s Democracy: Lessons and Reflections,” a project conducted in 2021–2022 as part of JCIE’s Expanding Support for Democratic Governance program. The project provided a platform for Japanese scholars, political and opinion leaders, and the broader Japanese public to reflect on Japan’s own experience in building a democratic society post-WWII, examine the resilience of the elements that support democratic governance in Japan today, and identify possible ways to strengthen it further into the future. The third and final discussion covered the evolution of Japan’s civil society organizations, diversity and democracy in Japanese society, and the stability and independence of the Japanese media.