Another Four Years for Abe
December 16, 2014
Another Four Years for Abe
With record low turnout, Sunday's election nonetheless sent some clear messages.
Another Four Years for Abe
Japan: Electoral Landslide With an Ambiguous Mandate
December 13, 2014
Japan: Electoral Landslide With an Ambiguous Mandate
Shinzo Abe is likely to win comfortably this weekend. But what will it mean?
Japan: Electoral Landslide With an Ambiguous Mandate
Shinzo Abe’s Election Gamble
December 04, 2014
Shinzo Abe’s Election Gamble
The snap elections in December have the potential to backfire for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Shinzo Abe’s Election Gamble
Another Election in Tokyo
November 22, 2014
Another Election in Tokyo
The ruling coalition already has a huge majority in the Japanese parliament. So why go to the polls early?
Another Election in Tokyo
Recession Returns to Japan
November 17, 2014
Recession Returns to Japan
Monday’s dismal figures put Japan on track for elections and a further tax delay.
Recession Returns to Japan
Could Abe Call a Snap Election?
November 11, 2014
Could Abe Call a Snap Election?
An attempt to justify a change in course over the tax hike could backfire for the prime minister.
Could Abe Call a Snap Election?
Japan’s New Cabinet Seeking Regional Cool-Down
September 04, 2014
Japan’s New Cabinet Seeking Regional Cool-Down
Abe is renewing his push for bilateral meetings with regional leaders.
Japan’s New Cabinet Seeking Regional Cool-Down
Key Misfire for Abe’s New Cabinet
August 25, 2014
Key Misfire for Abe’s New Cabinet
LDP Secretary General Shigeru Ishiba appears to be gambling that Abe will be vulnerable by next year.
Key Misfire for Abe’s New Cabinet
Polls Give Abe a Bump, But Not on Collective Self-Defense
August 05, 2014
Polls Give Abe a Bump, But Not on Collective Self-Defense
Polls indicate dissatisfaction with Abe’s main policies, but lack of opposition probably means no change.
Polls Give Abe a Bump, But Not on Collective Self-Defense
The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
July 23, 2014
The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
The farm sector’s influence is on the wane in Japan, although you wouldn’t know it from the TPP talks.
The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
Japan: De Facto Approval of Collective Self-Defense
July 16, 2014
Japan: De Facto Approval of Collective Self-Defense
Referencing its U.S. alliance at every step, the LDP sees no reason to pull back on normalization.
Japan: De Facto Approval of Collective Self-Defense
New Komeito Fighting Back on Collective Self-Defense
June 10, 2014
New Komeito Fighting Back on Collective Self-Defense
Japan’s ruling coalition appears no closer to Cabinet approval than when talks started last month.
New Komeito Fighting Back 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
Powering the Future of Japan’s Industrial-Political Economy
April 24, 2014
Powering the Future of Japan’s Industrial-Political Economy
If the Japanese government wants to revive its nuclear power industry, it will need to engage with the public.
Powering the Future of Japan’s Industrial-Political Economy
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