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Who Will Lead Japan's Opposition?
January 14, 2015

Who Will Lead Japan's Opposition?

By Mina Pollmann
Japan's largest opposition party, the DPJ, is in the midst of a close race for party president.
Japanese Constitutional Overhaul in 2015? Don't Count On It
January 07, 2015

Japanese Constitutional Overhaul in 2015? Don't Count On It

By Ankit Panda
Yes, Abe and the LDP are looking good after December's elections, but they still won't get constitutional reform.

Remorse Without Apology: Shinzo Abe and the Second World War
January 06, 2015

Remorse Without Apology: Shinzo Abe and the Second World War

By Ankit Panda
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that he will express "Japan's remorse" for World War II.

The Japanese Election and the Farm Vote
December 31, 2014

The Japanese Election and the Farm Vote

By Aurelia George Mulgan
The Trans-Pacific Partnership made the recent election a troubling one for Japanese farmers.

LDP Hegemony and the Future of Japanese Foreign Policy
December 28, 2014

LDP Hegemony and the Future of Japanese Foreign Policy

By Peter Harris
With Shinzo Abe returned to power, is Japan back to an era of foreign policy stability?
Japan's Troubling State Secrets Law Takes Effect
December 18, 2014

Japan's Troubling State Secrets Law Takes Effect

By Mina Pollmann
The state secrets law, passed despite public opposition, provides little oversight or accountability.

Another Four Years for Abe
December 16, 2014

Another Four Years for Abe

By Sheila A. Smith
With record low turnout, Sunday's election nonetheless sent some clear messages.
Japan’s Back and So Is Nationalism
December 14, 2014

Japan’s Back and So Is Nationalism

By Nadeem Shad
Voters head to the polls today, after two years that have seen a revival – of sorts – of nationalism in Japan.

Japan: Electoral Landslide With an Ambiguous Mandate
December 13, 2014

Japan: Electoral Landslide With an Ambiguous Mandate

By Sheila A. Smith
Shinzo Abe is likely to win comfortably this weekend. But what will it mean?

Shinzo Abe’s Election Gamble
December 04, 2014

Shinzo Abe’s Election Gamble

By Stratos Pourzitakis
The snap elections in December have the potential to backfire for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Yomiuri Shimbun Apologizes on Comfort Women Issue
December 04, 2014

Yomiuri Shimbun Apologizes on Comfort Women Issue

By Ricky Hough
The right-wing newspaper apologizes for calling WWII sex slaves….sex slaves.
Japan Takes Another Step in Building Marine Force
December 02, 2014

Japan Takes Another Step in Building Marine Force

By Ricky Hough
An announcement that it would be procuring the MV-22 Osprey adds another element to a future amphibious marine force.

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