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2018 LDP Presidential election

After the Presidential Election, What Next for Abe and the LDP?
September 23, 2018

After the Presidential Election, What Next for Abe and the LDP?

By Thisanka Siripala
After a sweeping victory against a rival LDP member, Abe secures a new 3 year term as party leader -- and prime minister.

Japan: 5 Things to Watch in the Next LDP Presidential Election
August 14, 2018

Japan: 5 Things to Watch in the Next LDP Presidential Election

By Aki Nakai
Don't dismiss the upcoming LDP elections as a done deal. Here are five things to pay attention to as the election approaches.
Can Anyone Unseat Shinzo Abe?
August 01, 2018

Can Anyone Unseat Shinzo Abe?

By Mina Pollmann
Despite his scandals, Abe is well-positioned win the LDP's presidential election this fall.

What's China's View On Abe’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle?
August 17, 2017

What's China's View On Abe’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle?

By Pengqiao Lu
Compared to the past, China has been relatively restrained in its criticism of Abe.

Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
August 05, 2017

Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained

By Michael MacArthur Bosack
Despite a drastic public opinion slide, Abe's new cabinet was remarkably consistent.

Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election: Winners and Losers
July 07, 2017

Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election: Winners and Losers

By Yuki Tatsumi
Is the beginning of the end for Abe's political dominance?

Abe's LDP Loses Big in Tokyo Metropolitan Elections: Why That Matters
July 07, 2017

Abe's LDP Loses Big in Tokyo Metropolitan Elections: Why That Matters

By Mina Pollmann
Governor Yuriko Koike's new Tokyo Citizens First party takes a big majority in Japan's capital.
Groundhog Day in Japan
December 16, 2016

Groundhog Day in Japan

By Markus Winter
What to expect after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s term extension as leader of Japan’s ruling party.

Does Another Election Loom in Japan?
October 06, 2016

Does Another Election Loom in Japan?

By Yuki Tatsumi
A snap election may be political expedient for Abe, but do Japanese taxpayers need to pay for another election now?

Goodbye Rio, Hello Tokyo: The Outlook for the 2020 Olympics
August 23, 2016

Goodbye Rio, Hello Tokyo: The Outlook for the 2020 Olympics

By Mina Pollmann
With four years to go, Tokyo still has hurdles to clear to host the perfect Olympic Games.

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