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No Rest For Reform As Japan’s Economy Surges Ahead
August 16, 2017
No Rest For Reform As Japan’s Economy Surges Ahead
Tokyo beat growth expectations last quarter -- scoring a sixth straight quarter of growth. But there's more work to do.
No Rest For Reform As Japan’s Economy Surges Ahead
Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
August 05, 2017
Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
Despite a drastic public opinion slide, Abe's new cabinet was remarkably consistent.
Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
Elections, Scandals, and Resignations: Can Shinzo Abe Survive in Japanese Politics?
July 29, 2017
Elections, Scandals, and Resignations: Can Shinzo Abe Survive in Japanese Politics?
Beleaguered by scandal, an election loss in Tokyo, and a significant resignation, how is Abe's political position?
Elections, Scandals, and Resignations: Can Shinzo Abe Survive in Japanese Politics?
The Enigma of Japanese Politics
July 28, 2017
The Enigma of Japanese Politics
With PM Abe under fire, why are leaders of the main opposition party stepping down?
The Enigma of Japanese Politics
Tomomi Inada, Japan's Defense Minister, Resigns Following Weeks of Scandal
July 28, 2017
Tomomi Inada, Japan's Defense Minister, Resigns Following Weeks of Scandal
Tomomi Inada leaves office days shy of completing a one-year term.
Tomomi Inada, Japan's Defense Minister, Resigns Following Weeks of Scandal
Can a Cabinet Reshuffle Reverse Abe's Downward Spiral?
July 25, 2017
Can a Cabinet Reshuffle Reverse Abe's Downward Spiral?
The LDP takes another electoral hit as approval ratings continue to slide.
Can a Cabinet Reshuffle Reverse Abe's Downward Spiral?
With EU Deal, Japan Sends Powerful Message on Free Trade
July 08, 2017
With EU Deal, Japan Sends Powerful Message on Free Trade
The Japan-EU deal is a political win for Abe and a repudiation of Trump-style protectionism.
With EU Deal, Japan Sends Powerful Message on Free Trade
Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election: Winners and Losers
July 07, 2017
Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election: Winners and Losers
Is the beginning of the end for Abe's political dominance?
Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election: Winners and Losers
Why Abe Still Loves Trump
June 15, 2017
Why Abe Still Loves Trump
The Japanese leader’s cultivation of the U.S. president is part of a broader strategy that seems to be working so far.
Why Abe Still Loves Trump
Will Japan Join China's Belt and Road Initiative?
June 14, 2017
Will Japan Join China's Belt and Road Initiative?
Shinzo Abe expresses cautious interest, but Japan wants potential concerns addressed first.
Will Japan Join China's Belt and Road Initiative?
What Did Japan Learn in South Sudan?
June 10, 2017
What Did Japan Learn in South Sudan?
The significance of the Japan Self-Defense Force deployment to the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
What Did Japan Learn in South Sudan?
Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Okinawa
June 06, 2017
Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Okinawa
The Abe government has been particularly harsh on cracking down on dissent in Okinawa.
Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Okinawa
Abenomics Back On Track as Japan's Abe Marks Longevity Record
June 06, 2017
Abenomics Back On Track as Japan's Abe Marks Longevity Record
2017 could mark a turning point for the prime minister's signature economic reform policy.
Abenomics Back On Track as Japan's Abe Marks Longevity Record
What Next for Japan-South Korea Relations?
May 29, 2017
What Next for Japan-South Korea Relations?
A reopening (yet again) of the comfort women issue could threaten cooperation on defense issues.
What Next for Japan-South Korea Relations?
Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
May 26, 2017
Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
The steps Shinzo Abe must take to achieve constitutional revision, and the political implications.
Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
Abe’s Diplomacy at a Crossroads: The Hidden Side of the Japanese-Russian Summit
May 25, 2017
Abe’s Diplomacy at a Crossroads: The Hidden Side of the Japanese-Russian Summit
The Japanese PM’s approach to Russia is looking increasingly risky.
Abe’s Diplomacy at a Crossroads: The Hidden Side of the Japanese-Russian Summit
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