Japan is a remarkable case and to some extent defies generalization: first late comer nation, first late modernizing state that followed earlier modernizers, defeating china, russians, french, english colonial empires, and china in 1930s. Imperial expansion: first asian power to defeat european countries, nation of the asian developmental state was developed as a result of, second wave of democratization military occupying power transplants democratic institutions into an environment that is relatively infertile. Enduring political change and may not result from military imposition. (usa to japan at the end of world war ii: democratic changes in indonesia, taiwan, india etc , late 1990s corrupt democracy with money problems and the liberal. Not easily power (e. g. burma: repeatability , democracy is a system where incumbent parties lose the elections. Japan is a paradigm case of unbroken lep election. Japan is a democracy with a difference. (what kind of democracy does. Japanese had detoured from their modernization, encouraging democratic development.