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What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP
July 26, 2019

What Japan's Elections Tell Us About a Post-Abe LDP

By Mina Pollmann
The results were an indication of ballot box strength, but Abe's pending Cabinet reshuffle will be equally telling.

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.

Abe's Political Woes Continue With Moritomo Scandal Arrests
August 02, 2017

Abe's Political Woes Continue With Moritomo Scandal Arrests

By Mina Pollmann
A much-needed electoral victory for the LDP comes with arrests in a scandal involving Abe and his wife.

Can a Cabinet Reshuffle Reverse Abe's Downward Spiral?
July 25, 2017

Can a Cabinet Reshuffle Reverse Abe's Downward Spiral?

By Mina Pollmann
The LDP takes another electoral hit as approval ratings continue to slide.

Japan-China Relations at a Crossroads
July 22, 2016

Japan-China Relations at a Crossroads

By Hiroko Maeda
Asia’s two biggest economic powers continue to struggle to find common ground.
Japan Protests Chinese Construction in East China Sea
June 04, 2016

Japan Protests Chinese Construction in East China Sea

By Mina Pollmann
Once again, Japan criticizes China's gas projects in an undemarcated maritime area.

The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting
April 19, 2016

The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting

By Yuki Tatsumi
The focus on Kerry in Hiroshima overshadowed a major foreign policy "win" for Japan.

What Next in Japan-Iran Relations?
October 15, 2015

What Next in Japan-Iran Relations?

By Mina Pollmann
Worried it is falling behind Europe and China, Japan is eager to boost ties with Iran.

Can Japan and Russia Resolve Their Territorial Dispute?
October 05, 2015

Can Japan and Russia Resolve Their Territorial Dispute?

By Vindu Mai Chotani
Talks are again underway. Can the two countries remove the main obstacle to stronger ties?

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