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Koizumi’s management of politics

Koizumi Junichirō held office for five years and five months, from the day his administration took office on 26 April 2001 to the day he stepped down on 26 September 2006. He maintained consistently high popular support ratings throughout as he fundamentally changed the face of Japanese politics in multiple respects, ranging from the structure of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to the policy-making process and the image of the prime minister.