Japan has a parliamentary government headed by a prime minister and a constitutional monarchy headed by the emperor. Like the United States government, the government of Japan has three branches: executive, judicial and ... More »

The Meiji government of Japan created a highly centralized, bureaucratic government. It instituted: a Constitution with an elected Parliament; well developed transportation and communication; a more educated populace; th... More »

As of Spring 2014, Shinzo Abe is the Prime Minister of Japan and head of the government. Emperor Akihito is considered the symbol of the country, but he has no executive powers. More »

The job of the prime minister as the head of a parliamentary government is to make policy and final decisions regarding the state, to select members of the cabinet and to assign posts to members within the government. En... More »

Canada's government is a federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. This means that Canada, as a federation, is governed by both provincial and federal governments. More »

England's government is a constitutional monarchy. In this system, the monarch is the head of state, while the Prime Minister is head of Her Majesty's Government, which wields executive power. More »

There are many countries that do not have a democracy and operate from a monarchy, socialist or communist government structure including the People's Republic of China, Saudi Arabia, Vatican City, United Arab Emirates, O... More »