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Abenomics Is Failing. So Why Is Abe Poised to Win Big in Japan's Elections?
July 05, 2016
Abenomics Is Failing. So Why Is Abe Poised to Win Big in Japan's Elections?
Despite little economic progress, Japan will vote for the status quo on July 10.
Abenomics Is Failing. So Why Is Abe Poised to Win Big in Japan's Elections?
Japan Gears up for Elections
June 09, 2016
Japan Gears up for Elections
Japan will head to the polls in July, but the result seems obvious already.
Japan Gears up for Elections
Japan's 'New' Opposition Party Is Not Actually New
March 30, 2016
Japan's 'New' Opposition Party Is Not Actually New
The new Democratic Party looks a lot like its primary predecessor, the Democratic Party of Japan.
Japan's 'New' Opposition Party Is Not Actually New
Can Japan's Opposition Unite to Dethrone the LDP?
February 26, 2016
Can Japan's Opposition Unite to Dethrone the LDP?
By-elections in April will be a testing ground for major opposition parties' election strategy.
Can Japan's Opposition Unite to Dethrone the LDP?
The Democratic Party of Japan: The Beginning of the End?
September 17, 2015
The Democratic Party of Japan: The Beginning of the End?
Japan's opposition has not been able to capitalize on the unpopularity of Shinzo Abe's security bills.
The Democratic Party of Japan: The Beginning of the End?
Japan Can't Ignore Rising Tensions in Korea
August 22, 2015
Japan Can't Ignore Rising Tensions in Korea
Even with tension rising on the Korean Peninsula, the Japanese opposition is keeping an inward focus.
Japan Can't Ignore Rising Tensions in Korea
The Domestic Hurdles for Japan's Defense Reforms
May 06, 2015
The Domestic Hurdles for Japan's Defense Reforms
With Abe's U.S. visit over, the next task is getting the domestic security reforms he promised while in Washington.
The Domestic Hurdles for Japan's Defense Reforms
Financial Scandals in Japan Could Force Shake-Up in Abe's Cabinet
March 04, 2015
Financial Scandals in Japan Could Force Shake-Up in Abe's Cabinet
Alleged violations of the Political Funds Control Law are reverberating through the LDP and DPJ alike.
Financial Scandals in Japan Could Force Shake-Up in Abe's Cabinet
Amid Hostage Crisis, Japan's Diet Prepares to Debate New Security Legislation
January 28, 2015
Amid Hostage Crisis, Japan's Diet Prepares to Debate New Security Legislation
Shinzo Abe and the LDP plan to submit security legislation for approval during this session of Japan's Diet.
Amid Hostage Crisis, Japan's Diet Prepares to Debate New Security Legislation
Under New President, Japan's Opposition DPJ Seeks a Fresh Start
January 21, 2015
Under New President, Japan's Opposition DPJ Seeks a Fresh Start
New DPJ leader Katsuya Okada faces an uphill task: making Japan's main opposition party credible again.
Under New President, Japan's Opposition DPJ Seeks a Fresh Start
It's Official: Japan Will Hold a Snap Election
November 22, 2014
It's Official: Japan Will Hold a Snap Election
Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of Japan's Diet. Japan will head to the polls again on December 14, 2014.
It's Official: Japan Will Hold a Snap Election
Shinzo Abe's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent
July 29, 2014
Shinzo Abe's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent
Following a slowdown in Abenomics' success and the collective self-defense resolution, Abe's approval falls.
Shinzo Abe's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent
Japan Opposition Leader Meets With Chinese Officials
July 17, 2014
Japan Opposition Leader Meets With Chinese Officials
Banri Kaieda, head of Japan's DJP, is in China hoping to repair ties between Tokyo and Beijing.
Japan Opposition Leader Meets With Chinese Officials
Japanese Opposition Continues to Fracture
June 05, 2014
Japanese Opposition Continues to Fracture
Can Japan’s small, fractured opposition find the ability to coordinate on hot-button issues?
Japanese Opposition Continues to Fracture
Reshuffling Japan’s Opposition
May 29, 2014
Reshuffling Japan’s Opposition
More parties are splitting and merging, but none seem able to challenge the LDP.
Reshuffling Japan’s Opposition
Japan Opposition Party Leader Backs 'Limited' Collective Defense Proposal
April 11, 2014
Japan Opposition Party Leader Backs 'Limited' Collective Defense Proposal
The DPJ's Former Vice Defense Minister Akihisa Nagashima supports the LDP's collective defense proposal.
Japan Opposition Party Leader Backs 'Limited' Collective Defense Proposal
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