What Yuriko Koike's Governorship Triumph in Tokyo Means for Japan
August 02, 2016
What Yuriko Koike's Governorship Triumph in Tokyo Means for Japan
Yuriko Koike comes to the governorship of Tokyo with a complex political background.
What Yuriko Koike's Governorship Triumph in Tokyo Means for Japan
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
July 20, 2016
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
An interview with Donna Weeks on Japan's election result and its implications for the future of Japanese politics.
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
July 14, 2016
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
A 2012 proposal for amending Japan's post-war constitution offers some guidance.
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
A Big Win for Japan's Ruling Coalition: Main Takeaways
July 12, 2016
A Big Win for Japan's Ruling Coalition: Main Takeaways
What the results of Japan's Upper House elections tells us about the state of Japanese politics.
A Big Win for Japan's Ruling Coalition: Main Takeaways
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
July 11, 2016
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
The latest election affirms Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's political dominance in Japan.
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
Abenomics Is Failing. So Why Is Abe Poised to Win Big in Japan's Elections?
July 05, 2016
Abenomics Is Failing. So Why Is Abe Poised to Win Big in Japan's Elections?
Despite little economic progress, Japan will vote for the status quo on July 10.
Abenomics Is Failing. So Why Is Abe Poised to Win Big in Japan's Elections?
Japan's 'New' Opposition Party Is Not Actually New
March 30, 2016
Japan's 'New' Opposition Party Is Not Actually New
The new Democratic Party looks a lot like its primary predecessor, the Democratic Party of Japan.
Japan's 'New' Opposition Party Is Not Actually New
Can Japan's Opposition Unite to Dethrone the LDP?
February 26, 2016
Can Japan's Opposition Unite to Dethrone the LDP?
By-elections in April will be a testing ground for major opposition parties' election strategy.
Can Japan's Opposition Unite to Dethrone the LDP?
The Democratic Party of Japan: The Beginning of the End?
September 17, 2015
The Democratic Party of Japan: The Beginning of the End?
Japan's opposition has not been able to capitalize on the unpopularity of Shinzo Abe's security bills.
The Democratic Party of Japan: The Beginning of the End?
With His Reelection As LDP President, Shinzo Abe Is Firmly in the Saddle
September 10, 2015
With His Reelection As LDP President, Shinzo Abe Is Firmly in the Saddle
With his reelection as LDP president, Shinzo Abe appears to be immovable.
With His Reelection As LDP President, Shinzo Abe Is Firmly in the Saddle
Diplomatic Update: Where Are Japan-China Relations Headed?
July 25, 2015
Diplomatic Update: Where Are Japan-China Relations Headed?
Are Japan and China coming together or heading back apart? Ankit Panda and Shannon Tiezzi discuss recent developments.
Diplomatic Update: Where Are Japan-China Relations Headed?
End of the Beginning or Beginning of the End for Shinzo Abe?
July 20, 2015
End of the Beginning or Beginning of the End for Shinzo Abe?
At what cost to the U.S.-Japan alliance will Shinzo Abe pursue his defense reforms?
End of the Beginning or Beginning of the End for Shinzo Abe?
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
July 10, 2015
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
With the 60-day rule, the Diet juggles technicalities and the LDP presses forward its bill reinterpreting Article 9.
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
The Domestic Hurdles for Japan's Defense Reforms
May 06, 2015
The Domestic Hurdles for Japan's Defense Reforms
With Abe's U.S. visit over, the next task is getting the domestic security reforms he promised while in Washington.
The Domestic Hurdles for Japan's Defense Reforms
Japan's Local Elections: LDP Victories Marred By Record-Low Turnout
May 02, 2015
Japan's Local Elections: LDP Victories Marred By Record-Low Turnout
The elections were a victory for the LDP, but a dismal showing for Japanese democracy.
Japan's Local Elections: LDP Victories Marred By Record-Low Turnout
Financial Scandals in Japan Could Force Shake-Up in Abe's Cabinet
March 04, 2015
Financial Scandals in Japan Could Force Shake-Up in Abe's Cabinet
Alleged violations of the Political Funds Control Law are reverberating through the LDP and DPJ alike.
Financial Scandals in Japan Could Force Shake-Up in Abe's Cabinet
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