It's Official: Japan Will Hold a Snap Election
November 22, 2014
It's Official: Japan Will Hold a Snap Election
Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of Japan's Diet. Japan will head to the polls again on December 14, 2014.
It's Official: Japan Will Hold a Snap Election
Shinzo Abe’s Next Steps
November 19, 2014
Shinzo Abe’s Next Steps
An election, tax delay, and stimulus package show the premier is intent on securing his legacy.
Shinzo Abe’s Next Steps
After APEC, Whither the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
November 19, 2014
After APEC, Whither the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
With the U.S. and Japan nearing a deal and Republicans in control of Congress, could 2015 be the TPP’s year?
After APEC, Whither the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
US, Japan, Australia Boost Maritime Cooperation
November 19, 2014
US, Japan, Australia Boost Maritime Cooperation
The leaders of the three countries met on the sidelines of the 2014 G20 meeting in Brisbane, Australia.
US, Japan, Australia Boost Maritime Cooperation
Will History Repeat in Japan?
November 18, 2014
Will History Repeat in Japan?
Poor economic data prompt election talk and put the next consumption tax hike in doubt.
Will History Repeat in Japan?
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
Abe’s Okinawa Setback
November 16, 2014
Abe’s Okinawa Setback
Local elections in Okinawa deal another blow to the prime minister's agenda.
Abe’s Okinawa Setback
Abe’s Tax Increase Gamble
November 14, 2014
Abe’s Tax Increase Gamble
As opposition to the tax builds, Japan must find a way to support its bold economic moves.
Abe’s Tax Increase Gamble
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
November 13, 2014
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
A December election would be an Abenomics referendum, and an open door to a stronger military.
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
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?
The Ukrainian Divide in Russo-Japanese Rapprochement
November 11, 2014
The Ukrainian Divide in Russo-Japanese Rapprochement
Despite a cordial APEC meeting, Putin and Abe cannot afford to make real progress.
The Ukrainian Divide in Russo-Japanese Rapprochement
Japan Has Not Recognized Senkaku Island Dispute
November 11, 2014
Japan Has Not Recognized Senkaku Island Dispute
Japan has not recognized a territorial dispute exists with China over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
Japan Has Not Recognized Senkaku Island Dispute
Abe and Xi Finally Met: So What?
November 11, 2014
Abe and Xi Finally Met: So What?
U.S. editors Ankit Panda and Zachary Keck discuss Asia's most important handshake of 2014, and North Korea's "charm offensive."
Abe and Xi Finally Met: So What?
Will U.S. Midterms Become Justification for Japanese Defense?
November 06, 2014
Will U.S. Midterms Become Justification for Japanese Defense?
A distracted ally may give Abe the rationale for a larger role in regional security.
Will U.S. Midterms Become Justification for Japanese Defense?
China Rejects Abe-Xi Meeting at APEC
November 06, 2014
China Rejects Abe-Xi Meeting at APEC
Japanese officials no longer believe China will agree to a meeting between Shinzo Abe and Xi Jinping at APEC.
China Rejects Abe-Xi Meeting at APEC
APEC Summit: Will It Matter for Northeast Asia?
November 05, 2014
APEC Summit: Will It Matter for Northeast Asia?
The region’s shifting realities require more than handshakes and photo opportunities.
APEC Summit: Will It Matter for Northeast Asia?
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