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Amid Hostage Crisis, Japan's Diet Prepares to Debate New Security Legislation

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.
Who Will Lead Japan's Opposition?

Who Will Lead Japan's Opposition?

By Mina Pollmann
Japan's largest opposition party, the DPJ, is in the midst of a close race for party president.

How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense

How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense

By Clint Richards
A December election would be an Abenomics referendum, and an open door to a stronger military.

Will U.S. Midterms Become Justification for Japanese Defense?

Will U.S. Midterms Become Justification for Japanese Defense?

By Clint Richards
A distracted ally may give Abe the rationale for a larger role in regional security.

Japan’s State Secret Law Unmolested

Japan’s State Secret Law Unmolested

By Clint Richards
Civil society and a fractured opposition are unable to influence the government’s new power.
US, Japan Overhaul Mutual Defense Guidelines

US, Japan Overhaul Mutual Defense Guidelines

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. and Japan released an interim report this week on their ongoing efforts to revise their alliance's guidelines.

Japan’s Decision on Collective Self-Defense in Context

Japan’s Decision on Collective Self-Defense in Context

By Kawasaki Akira and Céline Nahory
In the East Asian regional context, Japan’s changing security posture is not the force for peace Tokyo claims it is.
Promise and Potential Peril: Japan’s Military Normalization

Promise and Potential Peril: Japan’s Military Normalization

By Paul J. Leaf
To play a productive role in a tense neighborhood, Tokyo needs to look beyond constitutional interpretations.

Key Misfire for Abe’s New Cabinet

Key Misfire for Abe’s New Cabinet

By Clint Richards
LDP Secretary General Shigeru Ishiba appears to be gambling that Abe will be vulnerable by next year.

Shinzo Abe's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent

Shinzo Abe's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent

By Ankit Panda
Following a slowdown in Abenomics' success and the collective self-defense resolution, Abe's approval falls.

US Policy and International Law: Taiwan’s Friend

US Policy and International Law: Taiwan’s Friend

By Michael Turton and Brian Benedictus
Both U.S. policy and international law make attacking Taiwan illegal and defending it legal.
Japan: De Facto Approval of Collective Self-Defense

Japan: De Facto Approval of Collective Self-Defense

By Clint Richards
Referencing its U.S. alliance at every step, the LDP sees no reason to pull back on normalization.

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