New Anti-Hate Speech Laws Could Be Double-Edged Sword
September 01, 2014
New Anti-Hate Speech Laws Could Be Double-Edged Sword
Government attempts to limit anti-Korean rhetoric could be used to silence nuclear protests.
New Anti-Hate Speech Laws Could Be Double-Edged Sword
Shinzo Abe's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent
July 29, 2014
Shinzo Abe's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent
Following a slowdown in Abenomics' success and the collective self-defense resolution, Abe's approval falls.
Shinzo Abe's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent
A Top-Down Approach to Changing Japan’s Leadership Structure
July 15, 2014
A Top-Down Approach to Changing Japan’s Leadership Structure
Recent trends show that Abe will have a difficult time bringing new voices into Japan’s culture of leadership.
A Top-Down Approach to Changing Japan’s Leadership Structure
China’s Changing Position on Japan’s History: The Abe Factor
July 12, 2014
China’s Changing Position on Japan’s History: The Abe Factor
What role has Japan's leadership played in conditioning Chinese policy towards Tokyo?
China’s Changing Position on Japan’s History: The Abe Factor
Can Abe Bolster Role of Women in Workforce?
July 09, 2014
Can Abe Bolster Role of Women in Workforce?
Abe’s ‘female focused’ Davos attempts to change employment trends and women’s view of the LDP.
Can Abe Bolster Role of Women in Workforce?
Japan's Collective Self-Defense: Implications for Asia
July 02, 2014
Japan's Collective Self-Defense: Implications for Asia
U.S. editors Ankit Panda and Zachary Keck speak to Clint Richards about Japan reinterpreting its constitution.
Japan's Collective Self-Defense: Implications for Asia
Abe’s Collective Self-Defense Cabinet Approval Imminent
June 25, 2014
Abe’s Collective Self-Defense Cabinet Approval Imminent
A new government draft has garnered coalition support, and could be approved as early as next week.
Abe’s Collective Self-Defense Cabinet Approval Imminent
Assemblywoman Heckling an LDP Concern
June 24, 2014
Assemblywoman Heckling an LDP Concern
Last Thursday’s incidents raises serious questions about the government’s commitment to workplace equality.
Assemblywoman Heckling an LDP Concern
Japanese Opposition Continues to Fracture
June 05, 2014
Japanese Opposition Continues to Fracture
Can Japan’s small, fractured opposition find the ability to coordinate on hot-button issues?
Japanese Opposition Continues to Fracture
Japanese Arms-Trade for Domestic Consumption
June 04, 2014
Japanese Arms-Trade for Domestic Consumption
Japan may use the prospect of large arms deals with Australia to influence public sentiment over military normalization.
Japanese Arms-Trade for Domestic Consumption
Reshuffling Japan’s Opposition
May 29, 2014
Reshuffling Japan’s Opposition
More parties are splitting and merging, but none seem able to challenge the LDP.
Reshuffling Japan’s Opposition
LDP Sets Stage for Next Collective Self-Defense Talks
May 26, 2014
LDP Sets Stage for Next Collective Self-Defense Talks
Japan’s coalition partners are looking to iron out their differences over ‘grey-zone issues’ this week.
LDP Sets Stage for Next Collective Self-Defense Talks
New Komeito Stalls on Collective Self-Defense
May 22, 2014
New Komeito Stalls on Collective Self-Defense
While Japan’s coalition partners argue over the agenda, Abe announces a new Cabinet position to push the issue in the Diet.
New Komeito Stalls on Collective Self-Defense
Japan-North Korea Negotiations to Resume
May 20, 2014
Japan-North Korea Negotiations to Resume
Despite intense rhetoric, there is space for tactical concessions and further detente.
Japan-North Korea Negotiations to Resume
The Day After Abe’s Panel Report on Collective Self-Defense
May 16, 2014
The Day After Abe’s Panel Report on Collective Self-Defense
The LDP has made its case for collective self-defense. Will coalition partner New Komeito influence the process?
The Day After Abe’s Panel Report on Collective Self-Defense
Abe’s Next Steps Toward Collective Self-Defense
May 15, 2014
Abe’s Next Steps Toward Collective Self-Defense
The LDP is seeking to unite the coalition government in order to enshrine collective self-defense by year’s end.
Abe’s Next Steps Toward Collective Self-Defense
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