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Abe Shinzo’s Political Faction to Select a New Leader
October 08, 2022

Abe Shinzo’s Political Faction to Select a New Leader

By Mina Pollmann
The former prime minister still headed up the LDP's largest legislative faction at the time of his assassination. Can the next leader keep the group intact?

Abe’s Militaristic Funeral Captures Japan’s Internal Divisions
September 27, 2022

Abe’s Militaristic Funeral Captures Japan’s Internal Divisions

By Foster Klug
20,000 police officers and more than 1,000 soldiers were on patrol as thousands of protesters took to the streets.
Jennifer Lind on Abe Shinzo and Japanese Nationalism
September 01, 2022

Jennifer Lind on Abe Shinzo and Japanese Nationalism

By Catherine Putz
The LDP hosts a “constant struggle between people who favor more moderate patriotism and versus those favoring a more extreme nationalism. We see this not only in the LDP but within Abe himself.”

What Will Kishida Say on August 15 at Japan’s National Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead?
August 13, 2022

What Will Kishida Say on August 15 at Japan’s National Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead?

By Mindy Kotler
Kishida has an opportunity to demonstrate his independence now that Abe is gone. Will he return to the legacy of the Murayama statement?

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.

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. 

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.
Across Party Lines, Taiwan Mourns Abe Shinzo
July 14, 2022

Across Party Lines, Taiwan Mourns Abe Shinzo

By Brian Hioe
The former Japanese prime minister's support for Taiwan brought condolences even from the KMT, which is generally antagonistic toward Japan.

Japan’s Ruling Coalition Expands Majority in Elections After Abe’s Assassination
July 13, 2022

Japan’s Ruling Coalition Expands Majority in Elections After Abe’s Assassination

By Thisanka Siripala
The upper house election took on heightened significance in the wake of former Prime Minister Abe’s assassination.

India Mourns Demise of ‘Great Friend’ Abe Shinzo
July 12, 2022

India Mourns Demise of ‘Great Friend’ Abe Shinzo

By Sudha Ramachandran
Under Abe’s government, Japan’s ties with India expanded beyond economic relations to include nuclear and security cooperation too.

Assassination of Kingmaker Abe Will Consolidate Prime Minister Kishida’s Power
July 12, 2022

Assassination of Kingmaker Abe Will Consolidate Prime Minister Kishida’s Power

By Kosuke Takahashi
The political shockwaves from Abe's assassination are just starting to be felt with the upper house election.
With Abe’s Assassination, the Indo-Pacific Lost Its Foremost Flag-Bearer
July 11, 2022

With Abe’s Assassination, the Indo-Pacific Lost Its Foremost Flag-Bearer

By Titli Basu
From the Indo-Pacific to the Quad, Abe spearheaded the strategic concepts shaping the region today.

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