Prime Minister Koizumi succeeded in strengthening the prime minister's role in the LDP's policymaking, although he largely failed to undercut traditional bureaucratic strength. His success resulted not only from personal factors but also the structural changes occurring in LDP politics since the 1990s.
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Errata: In the September/October 2016 issue (volume 56 number 5, pages 836 and 849), there was a technical printing error in Figures 1b and 2 of the article by Ajay Raina that resulted in a loss of data on the graphs. This online article contains the restored figures in their original, correct state. The error is regretted.