||Abe returns as PM and launches a flurry of diplomatic activity as Kishi Objective Three 'Our own diplomacy'
||DPJ prove incompetent in government with three short term PMs voted out of office in General Election 2012
||Three short term LDP PMs and a string of problems leads to General Election 2009 with a landslide to the DPJ
||Pension Records Scandal hits Cabinet support ratings and PM Abe incapacitated by ulcerative colitis resigns
||Hashimoto Reform of central government PM empowerment plus ministries rationalisation effective as of 2001
||First Oil Crisis Manchuria II Plan ends PM Tanaka's 'Remodelling Japan' infrastructure construction burden