Asia Geopolitics

The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017

The stakes in Japan’s October 2017 are high, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeking a new mandate to handle North Korea.

Ankit Panda
The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017
Credit: Official Website of the Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet

Tobias Harris (@ObservingJapan), vice president and Japan analyst at Teneo Intelligence, joins The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) to discuss Japanese politics in the lead-up to the October 22, 2017, snap election. The podcast addresses Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to call a snap election later this month, the state of the opposition in Japan, and the geopolitical context of the elections.

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