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Half of LDP National Lawmakers Tied to Unification Church
September 09, 2022

Half of LDP National Lawmakers Tied to Unification Church

By Mari Yamaguchi
An internal survey by Japan’s ruling party confirmed widespread ties between the Liberal Democratic Party and the South Korea-based church.

Abe Murder Suspect Says Mother’s Involvement in Unification Church Destroyed His Life
August 27, 2022

Abe Murder Suspect Says Mother’s Involvement in Unification Church Destroyed His Life

By Mari Yamaguchi
The claimed motive for the crime – poverty and neglect – has sparked a surprising amount of sympathy among Japanese for the alleged assassin.
Preparation for Abe’s State Funeral Proceeds Amid Growing Public Opposition
August 20, 2022

Preparation for Abe’s State Funeral Proceeds Amid Growing Public Opposition

By Jio Kamata
As former PM Abe Shinzo’s state funeral – Japan’s first in 55 years – inches closer, more and more Japanese are turning against the idea.

Abe Shinzo Excelled at Foreign Policy, But He Failed Women Badly
August 04, 2022

Abe Shinzo Excelled at Foreign Policy, But He Failed Women Badly

By Sachiko Oshimo and Mark S. Cogan
The late Japanese leader stoked a reactionary social conservatism that reinforced the country's traditional gender roles.

The LDP’s Tangled Ties to the Unification Church
July 28, 2022

The LDP’s Tangled Ties to the Unification Church

By Kosuke Takahashi
Japanese lawmakers’ collusive ties with the controversial religious group have emerged as a major national issue.

Why Is Abe Shinzo’s State Funeral Stoking Controversy?
July 27, 2022

Why Is Abe Shinzo’s State Funeral Stoking Controversy?

By Jio Kamata
Even in death, the former prime minister remains a polarizing figure.

Abe Shinzo’s Towering Legacy in Africa
July 22, 2022

Abe Shinzo’s Towering Legacy in Africa

By Sena Voncujovi
Abe was a trailblazer in strengthening Japan-Africa relations during his tenure from 2012 to 2020. Can Kishida carry on his legacy?
Abe Leaves Behind Complex Legacy in Japan’s Neighborhood
July 22, 2022

Abe Leaves Behind Complex Legacy in Japan’s Neighborhood

By Hemant Adlakha
Much of the West is eulogizing the former Japanese prime minister. In China and South Korea, reactions are far less positive.

Before Abe: A Brief History of Political Assassinations in Japan
July 19, 2022

Before Abe: A Brief History of Political Assassinations in Japan

By Dmitry Filippov
The assassination of a political leader in Japan is rare today, but that wasn't always the case.

Abe Shinzo’s Indo-Pacific Legacy
July 16, 2022

Abe Shinzo’s Indo-Pacific Legacy

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Abe’s role and legacy in transforming Japan’s role in global affairs, as well as in enhancing India-Japan ties, cannot be emphasized enough. 

How Abe Shinzo Fortified Japan-Mongolia Relations
July 15, 2022

How Abe Shinzo Fortified Japan-Mongolia Relations

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The assassination of the former prime minister was a shock to Mongolia, given his immense contributions in bolstering the bilateral relationship.
Ex-Japan PM Abe’s Funeral Draws Foreign Delegates Paying Their Respects
July 15, 2022

Ex-Japan PM Abe’s Funeral Draws Foreign Delegates Paying Their Respects

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan bid farewell to former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo in a funeral service that drew public mourners and foreign dignitaries.

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