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Japan’s Lessons for Malaysia
July 01, 2018

Japan’s Lessons for Malaysia

By Nithin Coca
Japan’s 2009 election experience has lessons for Malaysia’s first opposition government.

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?

By Trissia Wijaya
Despite little economic progress, Japan will vote for the status quo on July 10.
Japan Gears up for Elections
June 09, 2016

Japan Gears up for Elections

By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan will head to the polls in July, but the result seems obvious already.

Japan's 'New' Opposition Party Is Not Actually New
March 30, 2016

Japan's 'New' Opposition Party Is Not Actually New

By Yuki Tatsumi
The new Democratic Party looks a lot like its primary predecessor, the Democratic Party of Japan.

Can Japan's Opposition Unite to Dethrone the LDP?
February 26, 2016

Can Japan's Opposition Unite to Dethrone the LDP?

By Mina Pollmann
By-elections in April will be a testing ground for major opposition parties' election strategy.

The Democratic Party of Japan: The Beginning of the End?
September 17, 2015

The Democratic Party of Japan: The Beginning of the End?

By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan's opposition has not been able to capitalize on the unpopularity of Shinzo Abe's security bills.

Japan Can't Ignore Rising Tensions in Korea
August 22, 2015

Japan Can't Ignore Rising Tensions in Korea

By Yuki Tatsumi
Even with tension rising on the Korean Peninsula, the Japanese opposition is keeping an inward focus.
The Domestic Hurdles for Japan's Defense Reforms
May 06, 2015

The Domestic Hurdles for Japan's Defense Reforms

By Mina Pollmann
With Abe's U.S. visit over, the next task is getting the domestic security reforms he promised while in Washington.

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

By Mina Pollmann
Alleged violations of the Political Funds Control Law are reverberating through the LDP and DPJ alike.

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

By Mina Pollmann
Shinzo Abe and the LDP plan to submit security legislation for approval during this session of Japan's Diet.

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

By Mina Pollmann
New DPJ leader Katsuya Okada faces an uphill task: making Japan's main opposition party credible again.
It's Official: Japan Will Hold a Snap Election
November 22, 2014

It's Official: Japan Will Hold a Snap Election

By Ankit Panda
Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of Japan's Diet. Japan will head to the polls again on December 14, 2014.

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